Lebanese Pizza with Macadamia Cheese
This is my take on a popular Lebanese breakfast pizza. It’s the easiest and most rewarding dish, packed with flavour and includes a lot of my favourite ingredients.
YOU NEED (for the macadamia cheese)
½ cup of raw macadamias, (pre soaked in water for a couple of hours)
¼ cup of nutritional yeast
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of onion powder
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
YOU NEED (for the pizza)
2 tablespoons of dried thyme
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cumin
½ teaspoon of allspice
¼ teaspoon of chilli powder
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of rice bran oil
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
2 wholemeal Lebanese breads
1 cup of fresh mint leaves, washed
olive oil to serve
fresh lemon to serve
Preheat your oven to 185c.
Drain and discard the soaking water from the macadamia nuts. Blend all the remaining macadamia cheese ingredients together until the mixture is smooth.
Put the thyme, cumin, all spice, chilli, salt and oil in a bowl and stir well to combine. Evenly distribute the mixture over the bread.
Evenly distribute the cherry tomato and spoonfuls of the macadamia cheese onto each pizza.
Place in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes, until the base starts to get a little crispy and colour slightly.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Add the mint leaves and serve immediately.
Yields: Serves 2 hungry people and 4 slightly less hungry people.
Time: 10 minutes prep. 5- 10 minutes cooking time. Plus the soaking time.
Notes: Nutritional yeast gives you the cheesy flavour. You can get it from most health food stores, online and at vegan grocers.
This can easily be made gluten free if you use a gluten free base. But as always, double check every ingredient listed as well.