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Raw Rutabaga and Crispy Sage Pizza

Posted in Breakfast and Brunch on 2017-03-07
Raw Rutabaga and Crispy Sage Pizza
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves
Rutabaga isn't a vegetable that gets a whole lot of lime light in raw food prep, however it's delicate sweetness, mild flavor, and hearty texture makes it a versatile ingredient if you know how and when to use it. In this creative recipe by Anya of Golubka, rutabaga is the star ingredient in a tasty gluten-free, dehydrated pizza crust topped with a spicy hummus spread, green olive tapenade, and marinated mushrooms. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Pizza Crust

2 1/2 cups rutabaga, jicama, zucchini, etc., or combination

Derections

Pizza Crust

1. In a food processor, grind the vegetables into small pieces, making sure not to puree. Transfer into a large bowl. 

2. Place the walnuts into the food processor and pulse until choped into tiny pieces. 

3. Add the walnuts to the bowl with vegetables. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl. Mix to make a sticky dough, adjusting the amount of water if necessary.

4. Spread the dough on Teflex-lined dehydrator trays, forming a round pizza shape, or any other shape desired. I made one large and one small round pizza, utilizing two trays. 

5. Dehydrate at 115F for 6-8 hours. Flip, peel away the Teflex liner, and dehydrate on screens for another 3 hours or so. Once both sides are dry enough to handle, cut your pizzas into slices and dehydrate for another hour, or until the crust is steady and firm.

Spicy Hummus

1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients, with the exception of water. Add water gradually, until the hummus reaches a smooth and fluffy consistency.

Green Olive Tapenade

1. Chop the olives and herbs into small pieces and mix in the rest of the ingredients. You can also combine everything but the herbs in a food processor, adding in the herbs at the very end.

Marinated Mushrooms

1. Mix all marinade ingredients and pour over the mushrooms. Stir to cover and marinate for 1-2 hours at room temperature. Drain.

Optionally, dehydrate the marinated sage leaves to a crispy consistency and use as a topping for pizza.

Assembly

1. Spread a thin layer of spicy hummus on the crust. Top with cherry tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, olive tapenade and/or olives. Sprinkle with crushed crispy sage.