Almond Feta, Mushroom, greens, olives, golden cherry tomatoes Pizza with Thin Herbed Spelt Crust. vegan recipe

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A somewhat Mediterranean Pizza for day 2. A thin Spelt crust, topped with baby greens, mushrooms, olives, pretty golden tomatoes, herbs and some almond feta.
I cant believe the amazingness that so many bloggers are bringing to Mofo. Keep an eye out on VeganMofo Page for fun giveaways and highlights. I will probably do a round up of some my faves too every week.




Did you see my fancy new badge for the Pizza theme this month on the right side bar top! Feel free to copy the image to share and spread the word :)

I made Ricki's Almond feta with parsley and thyme for this pizza. I used raw almonds and soaked them overnight. Peeled some of them and left some unpeeled (I am z lazy ;), hence the brown flakes in my cheese. With all the herbs and added sourness, it does taste fabulous. It is not exactly a feta though. 



Crusty 



I used some of the feta on the pizza and used some to make stuffed savory french toasts. The toasts were an absolute hit at breakfast. Here is the recipe for the Samosa savory toasts. Press some feta between 2 slices instead of the potato filling, coat in the savory batter and pan fry them. nom nom

Pizza Steps:

In a bowl, mix warm water, sugar and yeast  and let sit until frothy(10 minutes)
Add the flours, salt, herbs and evoo.



Mix and knead for a minute, spray water on top and cover with a damp towel. 



Let rise for 1.5 hours. Listen to some music, walk the dog. Clean the kitchen, setup props, yell at the buyers who are giving an inflated price for the house you like, think of more pizzas to make..



Use some spelt flour and oiled hands to gather the dough and knead for 3-4 minutes.
Roll this dough out to as thin as possible on parchment.
Brush evoo on top. Arrange the baby greens, golden cherry tomatoes, olives and mushrooms. Sprinkle feta liberally. 



Sprinkle the spices and bake in preheated 410 degrees F for 12-13 minutes. 
Broil on Lo for half a minute.
Take out, top with fresh baby greens/chopped basil, cut and serve.



Eat me. 



Almond Feta, Mushroom, greens, olives, golden cherry tomatoes Pizza with Herbed Spelt Thin Crust
Dairy, egg, soy, corn free
Makes 1 14-16 inch pizza

Ingredients:
Crust
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon active yeast
2 teaspoons raw sugar

1/3 cup Spelt flour
2 Tablespoons bread flour 
1/4 teaspoon salt
a generous pinch of garlic powder, dried parsley, dried basil and paprika
1 Tablespoon EVOO(extra virgin olive oil)
2-3 tablespoons spelt flour to work the dough

Toppings:
1 Tablespoon evoo
1 recipe Ricki's Almond feta
baby kale and spinach,
sliced mushrooms,
kalamata olives
golden cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon parsley, 
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
black pepper to taste (Or use a light sprinkle of dukkah spice blend )

Method:
In a bowl, mix warm water, sugar and yeast  and let sit until frothy(10 minutes)
Add the flours, salt, herbs and evoo.
Mix and knead for a minute, spray water on top and cover with a damp towel. 
Let rise for 1.5 hours.
Use some spelt flour and oiled hands to gather the dough and knead for 3-4 minutes.
Roll this dough out to as thin as possible on parchment.
Brush evoo on top.
Arrange the baby greens, golden cherry tomatoes, olives and mushrooms. 
Sprinkle feta liberally.
Sprinkle the spices and bake in preheated 410 degrees F for 12-13 minutes. 
Broil on Lo for half a minute.
Take out of the oven, top with fresh baby greens/chopped basil, cut and serve.

Ricki's Almond feta recipe variation: I added parsley and thyme for this pizza. I used raw almonds instead of blanched and soaked them overnight. Peeled some of them and left some unpeeled, hence the brown flakes in my cheese. The rest of the recipe is the same.



This Pizza is being shared at Slightly indulgent Tuesdays, Hearth and soul blog hop.




39 comments:

  1. A pizza theme?! All month?!? OMG. You're killing me here!

    Happy MoFo - that looks delicious!

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  2. This pizza looks so good, I really need to try that feta recipe and I would definitely eat this pizza, minus the olives!

    And yes, I LOVE your pizza month logo!

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  3. Wow, this is absolutely my dream pizza! Olives, cherry tomatoes, and spinach have those Mediterranean flavors I love. And the almond feta sounds like the perfect creamy topping.

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  4. I'd never thought to do almond base 'cheese' before - will definitely have to give it a go!

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  5. This pizza looks wholesome! I love the topping a lot.

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  6. delicous looking pizza. your two pizza posts till now have been so good. i am looking forward to more :-) making vegan almond feta is next on the cards. hope they turn out good.

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    1. thanks Dassana. i hope to be able to keep it up!

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  7. Beeeuuutiful!
    The pizza and the photography is stunning Miss Richa ;D
    Yum.
    And good luck with the house hunting ;) xoxo Ella

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  8. what a beautiful pizza! it reminds me of greece! i need to make that almond feta. i love the speckles in it ;)

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  9. Looks tempting with colorful arrangements.

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  10. This is probably the most beautiful pizza I've even seen. It almost looks too good to eat. Almost.

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    1. it didnt last too long inspite of the beauty:)

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  11. I will eat your "somewhat" haha Meditterranean pizza anyday. I had been planning on making almond feta during this MoFo as well, but your recipe is delicious looking.

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  12. Yum! Would love to try this. The almond feta looks so pretty too!

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  13. Another fantastic recipe. I LOVE this blog...I only just recently discovered it and can't wait to use these recipes in the near future. I am clearing out my rss feed reader so that I can fit more good quality vegan food blogs in and yours is right up there :) Cheers for all of your hard work and thank you from the bottom of my little vegan heart for making these fantastic recipes. We don't have a lot of vegan produce here in tiny Tasmania at the ends of the earth and so I have to make my own and I love it when I can find recipes from scratch :)

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    1. Thank you narf7.. :) thank you for the kind words. the appreciation is what keeps me going!:)

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  14. I need to try spelt! It's probably the only grain I haven't tried baking with. Weird eh? So yummy Richa, but then again, I didn't expect anything less! Love your new badge!!!

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  15. Watching this space .. its pizza month yay!!
    Love those orange golden tomatoes on top.. and have to make this almond feta!!

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  16. YUMMY Richa! This looks so good - I think your site is my fave so far of the blogs I frequent for MoFo - there is always appetite for pizza :) I am loving the spelt crust on this one!

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    1. Thanks Shira!:) keep dropping by:) its a crazy month but i will try to drop by your space too!

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  17. I love the way you load toppings on your pizza- that's what I do, too. The more toppings the better! I hate when restaurants scatter a few mushrooms and a couple of pieces of broccoli on my pizza. I want TOPPINGS!

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    1. :D i do too! if my crust can hold it, load it!

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  18. I love how there are herbs in the crust, herbs in the feta, and the whole pizza gets topped with more herbs. Lots of flavor everywhere!

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  19. OMG this looks soooo good, Richa!! I just woke up and I'm soooo wishing I had this for breakfast right now. Yum!!

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  20. This looks super delicious, Richa! Gorgeous looking pizza.
    Best,
    Sihi

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  21. The discovery of good store-bought tofu feta has made me quite lazy. I'm really digging the look of the almond version though! Any extra effort for results that are so delicious would be completely worthwhile... And probably even less expensive, too.

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    1. for sure less expensive. i like some of the options, but they are always out of stock in stores here. seattle is getting very vegan oriented lately :) so as well try some at home:)

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  22. I looooove almond feta, I'd eat that entire pizza in a heartbeat.

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  23. Oh man! I have been drooling over pics of this pizza on instagram and facebook and my inbox for the last few days now, but I finally have time to stop by. Everything about this pizza is so beautiful- the mediterranean flavors, the almond feta... It's like a dream come true. The only thing better would be you making it for me!

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  24. I love the colours Richa! Just beautiful!

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  25. A winning combination of flavours...how exotic! Absolutely love the thought going into your dish, thanks for sharing!

    -Shannon

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  26. Yum! You should open a vegan pizzeria Richa! I'm sure it'll be a hit.

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  27. LOVE the second to last picture of the whole pizza on the White Board just before the recipe and lets talk about this recipe - Ah-mazing! This is my kind of pizza and the almond feta looks incredible!

    to sun it all up this whole post has me craving everything you mentioned!!!

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