Sheesy Sun-Dried Tomato & Olive Vegan Pizza


About this recipe:
Prep. time 10 minutes | Cooking time 40 minutes | Pre-heat 180°C |Serves 1
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pizza with sundried tomato and olives

Ingredients

For the pizza base:
  • 1 + 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of paprika, dried oregano and mixed herbs
  • Black pepper and salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper and garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup quick-cook polenta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
For the topping:
  • 4 tablespoons tomato puree mixed with extra black pepper, dried herbs and chilli salt
  • 2 slices Bute Island Cheddar-style Sheese
  • A few spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, sliced
  • A few sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
 

Method

For the base:
  • Place the water in a small pan with the herbs, spices and seasoning and bring to the boil.
  • Add the polenta and whisk continuously while cooking on a medium heat for about 5 minutes until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the olive oil, keep whisking, then pour into a lightly greased and lined 20cm shallow cake tin and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes until firmed up and nicely golden.
For the topping:
  • Remove the base from the oven. Spread the seasoned tomato puree, leaving a gap around the edges.
  • Arrange the Sheese Slices to nearly cover, then scatter the spinach leaves, black olives and sun-dried tomatoes over that.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then sprinkle the pine nuts over and continue baking for a further 5 minutes.
  • Now slice up and serve!
Product used in this recipe:

Mature Cheddar style Sheese slices