In the midst of catering my brother’s non-vegan Italian-themed graduation party I realized that I had nothing to eat for myself so I decided to put a vegan twist on fresh pesto basil flatbread.
- 1 tsp. of minced garlic
- 1/2 cup of pine nuts
- 1 cup of olive oil
- 3 containers of fresh basil leaves
- 1 bag of vegan Follow Your Heart mozzarella cheese (HEB, Whole Foods, Trader Joes)
- 1 Thin Crust Pizza dough (Kroger, Walmart, HEB, Whole Foods)
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp. of pepper
Step 1: Remove the stem from the basil leaves and add them along with 1/4 cup of the olive oil, 1/2 cup of pine nuts, 1 tsp. of garlic, 1/4 tsp. of salt, 1/4 tsp. of pepper into a blender.
Step 2: Blend it together until it forms a paste.
Step 3: Add the remaining 3/4 cup of olive oil and blend it until the mixture is a smooth consistency.
Step 4: Roll the pizza dough on parchment paper and brush the pesto basil sauce onto the dough until it is evenly distributed.