Pizza! We’re talking about my favourite food group. Pizza is one of those foods I could probably eat on a weekly basis, and this is from someone who gets super bored of food really quickly. As far as pizza places go, we only really have Dominos around here. There are a few fancy places out there, but there’s no way I’m forking out for $15 + a pizza, and not when Dominos can pump me out a pizza for $7 haha. That said, there’s a massive limit to what you can get on a pizza from a place that doesn’t really cater to the vegan customer. But something that’s cheaper than the price of a Dominos pizza, is the magical home-made pizza. You can buy a base or make your own – I love home-made but in the cooler weather it takes too long to get a nice rise going, so there’s no problem with me buying a 2-3 pack of bases for $5. Add to that you can get some rad meat substitutes. So, after searching through an Asian grocery store, I found a few tins of green Jackfruit. And now we have a pizza.
How attractive does that pizza look? It looks as good as it tastes, too. It’s jackfruit, which I get in a can – green only, not fresh/ripe – and when you pull at it with two forks, you can replicate the very fashionable “pulled pork”, and you’ve got a juicy and meaty pizza! It takes stuff-all time, so there’s a lot to like here!
What’s your favourite pizza?
Can you be bothered making your own?
- 1 can jackfruit, green, drained
- ½ cup tomato pasta sauce
- 2 TB tomato paste
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
- ½ - 1 tsp ground chilli
- 2 pizza bases
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ red onion, sliced thinly
- ¼ cup coriander
- In a small bowl, combine the sauce, paste, brown sugar, garlic and chilli. Give a good stir.
- Drain the jackfruit, and using two forks, tear at the flesh of the fruit to create that stringy pork-like texture. Once torn up for easy eating, then you can add it to the bowl of sauce. Stir well and set aside.
- Divide the spinach over the two pizza bases. Spoon over the jackfruit, spreading it out evenly. Top with the sliced onion.
- Bake at 200*C for 10-15 minutes.
- Once cooked, serve with the fresh coriander over the top of the pizzas.