Thursday, July 17, 2014

Curry Sweet Potato Pizza


One Saturday night, I was looking for something easy to make.  Josh and I debated on going to various restaurants, but in the end, we decided to stay in.  I had an idea to make pizza while meal planning earlier that week, and since I was only working with three main ingredients, I figured I could manage the pizza.  I didn't realize, however, that it would be one of the most delicious things I have made in a long time.


One thing that made the whole pizza process easier was pre-made pizza crust.  Some of them are vegan, and some aren't, so just check the label before you buy.  I picked this up at Kroger and was halfway done with dinner.  The ingredients for this pizza came together easily, and you could prep it and then put it together when you're ready for dinner.


Curry Sweet Potato Pizza

Ingredients


  • 2 small eggplants (+ salt for pressing)
  • 3 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 small red onions
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs curry powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pre-made pizza crust
  • olive oil for brushing the crust

2 hours before cooking, peel and slice eggplant thin, then salt and layer in dish towels.  Use this method if you are unfamiliar with salting eggplant.  It will help with the flavor.

While eggplant is pressing, poke holes in the sweet potato and bake at 350 degrees (F) for 45 minutes.  Let cool completely.

Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees (F).  Shake salt off eggplant over the sink, then place the slices in a large bowl.  Toss with 2 tbs olive oil and place on 2 greased baking sheets.

Bake eggplant for 15 minutes, flip, and bake for another 10.  They should be cooked, but not dried out.  Remove and let cool.

Cut red onions into thin rings.

Heat a medium sauce pan on medium/high heat.  Drop a tsp of olive oil in the pan and add onions.  Cook on medium/high for 5 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium/low and add red wine and a pinch of salt.  Cook on medium to low for 20 minutes, or until onions begin to caramelize.

Peel cooked sweet potatoes and add to large bowl.  With a potato masher, smash the sweet potatoes.  Press the garlic and add to bowl.  Add curry powder, 1 tsp olive oil, almond milk and 1/2 tsp salt.  Whip until smooth.

Assemble your pizza!  Brush the crust with olive oil, then spread the crust with sweet potato mixture.  My pizza took all of the mixture.  Yours may vary.

Layer the onions over the sweet potato.  Place eggplant slices along the pizza.  I had leftover eggplant.

Bake per package directions.





You will be shocked and amazed by how delicious this pizza is.  Cheese-smeeze, who needs it?!







Yum!  What's your favorite type of vegan pizza?

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14 comments:

  1. Great flavors for a pizza! Thanks for sharing this at the weekly Potluck!

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    1. It was so delicious! Happy to be a part of the Potluck!

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  2. Haha, cheese-smeeze indeed ;-) Your pizza looks yummy!

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  3. fantastic and complete information on your part.

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