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Green Goddess Pizza

Green Goddess Pizza | Well and Full

Another short and sweet post today – I’m still not over this bug, so the doctor’s ordered lots of rest. And peppermint tea, of course. But if any of you would like to share your favorite natural remedies to getting over a stomach virus, I’m all ears!


Today’s recipe is one that has been much anticipated (at least on Instagram, anyways!) When I saw that Candice Kumai (one of my favorite chefs + an Iron Chef America judge) commented on the IG post, I knew that this vegan green goddess pizza was special. And, honestly, it’s about time I posted a pizza recipe here on W+F!!

So here’s the low-down on this recipe. I used a store-bought, whole wheat pizza crust, but I’m sure homemade would work just fine. Just be aware of the difference in cooking times between the two doughs – when in doubt, keep an eye on your pizza in the oven, and take it out when it’s golden brown. Also, this green goddess pizza is VEGAN and HEALTHY!! Seriously! Whole wheat crust, cashew cheese, pesto, and greens – it’s basically like the most delicious salad with an extra large crouton.  I hope you all love it!!

Green Goddess Pizza | Well and Full

Green Goddess Pizza | Well and Full
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Green Goddess Pizza

This green goddess pizza might be the best vegan pizza you'll ever have, with cashew cheese, pesto, topped with fresh greens and hemp seeds!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 Pizza

Ingredients

Cashew Cheese

  • 1/2 Cup Raw Cashews soaked overnight
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Celery Salt
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tsp Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • Water if needed, to thin

Pesto

  • 1 Small Shallot chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 Cups Mesclun Greens
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes

The Pizza

  • 1 Package Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • Greens and Sprouts for topping
  • Hemp Seeds for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a blender, combine the cashew cheese ingredients (making sure to use soaked cashews). Blend on high until a smooth, creamy sauce is formed, using water to thin if necessary. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, combine all pesto ingredients and process until a slightly chunky pesto is formed. Set aside.
  4. On a pizza tray, roll out your pizza until it's between 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Shape the crust so that it's a little thicker than the rest of the pizza.
  5. Take about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and spread it on the pizza as a base. Then, add a layer of the cashew cheese, and then a layer of the pesto.
  6. Bake pizza in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven, and let cool for a few minutes.
  8. Then, top the pizza with more greens, sprouts, and hemp seeds (if desired).
  9. Cut into slices and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

For the greens used to top the pizza, you can use a mesclun blend, or any sort of baby greens - i.e. baby kale, romaine, etc.
The time it takes the pizza to cook may vary based on whether or not you used store-bought or homemade. When in doubt, follow the directions on the package.

Green Goddess Pizza | Well and Full

Quote of the Day:

When in doubt, eat pizza.

38 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy G.
    January 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    This looks incredible! I am becoming a master at homemade pizza dough but usually stick to more conventional toppings. This looks so bright and springy and cheerful and yummy! I am not a vegetarian but I want to try every part of this recipe! When I do I will report back for sure.

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      Sarah
      January 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Yes, please do! I’d love to hear what you think!! :D

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    Lauren @ Lauren Caris Cooks
    January 6, 2017 at 4:01 am

    This might be the most BEAUTIFUL pizza I’ve ever seen! I love the sound of every single part of it! I’ve been fancying pizza the last few days, and I happen to have a wholewheat pizza crust mix sitting in the cupboard, so this might become my dinner tonight! And such gorgeous photos… as are all your photos!

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      Sarah
      January 6, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Awww thanks Lauren!! <3

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    Gabriella
    January 6, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever needed a ‘green’ pizza as much as I need this one. YUM!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 6, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Gabriella!! :D

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    Karlie
    January 6, 2017 at 7:48 am

    This looks and sounds AMAZING! Adding it to the list. Also so cool Candace Kumai commented :) for good reason your photos are gorgeous! Feel better love <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 6, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Awww thanks Karlie!! <3 <3

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    January 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    “…the most delicious salad with an extra large crouton” <- I like the way you think!!! And a salad you don't even need to dirty utensils to devour :) It is beautiful–not the traditional pizza color, but so fresh and vibrant!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks Natalie!! :D

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    Hana | Nirvana Cakery
    January 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    This pizza looks just incredible!!! And the pics are amazing!!!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Hana!! :D

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    January 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    This is perfection! Seriously, so amazing! :D

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Aww thanks Maya <3 <3

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    lucie
    January 7, 2017 at 1:52 am

    This is the most delicious pizza ever, so doughy and green and just….delicious. Ill deffinately be re-creating ths in the coming weeks!

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      Sarah
      January 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Lucie!! Hope you like it :D

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    Shantaé
    January 8, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Sarah…Sarah…Sarah! Thank you so much for introducing this pizza into my life!! I saw your Instagram post on Friday morning, and I instantly salivated and said, I must have that pizza! I went to the grocery store Friday evening, made the pizza Saturday evening, and it was amazing! So good! I’m already excited about 1. my leftovers and 2. making this pizza again…and again. Thank you!!!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 8, 2017 at 8:31 am

      I’m so glad you liked the pizza, Shantaé!! Reading your comment made my morning!!! :D

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    Gena
    January 8, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Oh, Sarah! This is such a gorgeous pizza (and such a great excuse for me to practice my pizza dough shaping skills). I love the thought to add hemp seeds at the end for a bit of texture :-)

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      Sarah
      January 8, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Thank you, Gena!! :D

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    Jessica
    January 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

    This is seriously the most beautiful pizza! I have to try it!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      I hope you like it, Jessica!! :D

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    Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
    January 8, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    This is the most incredibly beautiful pizza! And it sounds absolutely delicious to boot! Love this so much.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks Sasha!! <3

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    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    January 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    This pizza has me drooling all over my keyboard. The cashew cheese along with all of those greens are to die for. I hope you’re feeling better! <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Les! <3

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    Aimee | Wallflower Kitchen
    January 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This looks incredibleeeeeeee. Totally goddess-worthy <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Aimee <3 :D

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    Anthea @ Rainbow Nourishments
    January 10, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I saw this somewhere on Instagram the other day. It looks AMAZING!!! Seriously my type of pizza xo

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 10, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Anthea!! <3

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    Alexandra
    January 11, 2017 at 7:47 am

    This is a true beauty, Sarah. Two thumbs up!

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well – my go-to remedy for literally EVERYTHING is ginger-turmeric brew: grate fresh ginger into a cup, add freshly grated turmeric or dried, as well as freshly cracked black pepper, a big slice of lemon, and a bit of honey. Add boiling water, let stand for 5 minutes and enjoy. :)

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      Sarah
      January 11, 2017 at 10:07 am

      That sounds really good… I’ll need to try it! And it’s perfect because my local Whole Foods always has fresh turmeric! :)

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    January 12, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Yummmm, I’m all about healthy pizza & usually make homemade pizza every few weeks! This looks so vibrant & pretty! I love cashew cheese, but I always seem to forget to soak it ahead of time.. so next time I’ll have to be better at prepping it and try this ;-)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 12, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      In a pinch, you can always pour boiling water over cashews and let them soak for about a half hour or so – they’ll be soft enough for most blenders! :)

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    Caroline
    February 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Another spot on recipe! Made this for dinner and my boyfriend (non-vegan) loved it!!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

      I’m so glad to hear that!! Thanks for leaving a note, Caroline!! <3

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    Melanie
    April 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Hi! I just came across this recipe from a Buzzfeed recipe compilation post. The pizza looks so delicious but what are mesclun greens? Where can I find them or what might be a good sub? Thanks.

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      Sarah
      April 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Mesclun greens are basically just mixed baby greens! You could use baby romaine or baby kale, or a mix! Some arugula might work too! :) Hope this helps!

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