This week has been my first holiday week of this summer. And when I look out the window, all I see is cloudiness, rain and wind. It’s literally gone from sunshine and 25°c to this and 12°c. Clearly I’m not going to be having picnics and walking on the beach. But what this weather has offered, is time to work inside, to cook and bake. I’m quite enjoying it!
A sweet potato pizza is something that has been on my list of things I want to try sometime and I’m not exactly sure why it’s taken me so long. I’ve been eating quite a lot of sweet potatoes lately, always having at least one in the fridge. Usually it’s been oven baked wedges with other vegetables and/or tomato sauce. But now I felt like trying something different and then it clicked. A sweet potato pizza. Now is it’s time.
I always kind of thought that it would be a long process cooking, time consuming and not something to do on work days maybe. But I’m pleasantly surprised. This is exactly a meal to cook when you want something easy, quick, healthy and still a little fancy. And the best thing about a pizza is that you can put anything you want in it. Top it with your favorite veggies, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, tofu etc. The sky’s the limit. Whatever left-overs you might have, just put it in. Create.
Next Level Delicious : Sweet Potato Pizza
Cooking + prepping time: 30 min
1 medium sized sweet potato
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp pizza sauce (tomato puree + salt + pepper + chili + dried herbs)
a pinch of salt, pepper and paprika
3 tbsp hemp hearts
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp water (depending on the thickness of the peanut butter you’re using)
1/3 lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha
- Peel the sweet potato and thinly slice it. (you can use a mandolin or a cheese slicer or a sharp knife)
- Lay the slices to a pizza shape on a baking paper. (Make sure the slices are overlapping, because they shrink quite a lot when they bake, so you have a tight pizza base to put the toppings on.)
- Drizzle with olive oil and spread the minced garlic cloves on top.
- Bake in the oven in 200°c for 10 minutes or until the sweet potato slices start feeling soft.
- Mix the pizza sauce, season to taste.
- Slice the vegetables and fry in a pan for a couple of minutes and season with a pinch of salt, pepper and paprika.
- Top the sweet potato slices with the pizza sauce and cooked vegetables.
- Cook for another 10 minutes or until the toppings start to pick up some color.
- Finish with the hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds and the peanut butter sauce.
I wish a lovely weekend to everyone!