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Pizza with Rocket Pesto and Tofu Cheese
Pizza with Rocket Pesto and Tofu Cheese
Method

For the pizza dough

  • In a bowl, add the yeast, water and sugar. Stir well and set it aside for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to activate.
  • Add the remaining ingredients for the dough and beat for 8-10 minutes in a mixer with the hook attachment until you create a soft dough that pulls back from the sides of the bowl.
  • When ready, transfer dough to a bowl that has been brushed with olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 hour.

For the rocket pesto

  • Beat all of the ingredients for the pesto sauce in a food processor, until completely combined and you create a soft paste. You can add a little more milk if necessary.
  • When ready, set it aside until needed. (It may take up to an hour, depending on the room temperature.)
  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • When the dough has risen, divide it into 2 parts (if you want) and roll out with a little more flour into a 25-30 cm circle. The dough can make one large pizza or 2 regular ones.
  • Bake the pizza dough alone for 15-20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, cut the eggplant into rounds and season them with salt and pepper.
  • Place a pan over high heat. Add some olive oil and sauté for 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside until needed.
  • Slice the mushrooms and sauté them in the same pan with some olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper, sauté until they lose their juices and set aside.
  • Wipe the pan with some paper towels and place over medium heat.
  • Cut the tofu cheese into 2 cm slices and add them to the pan.
  • Thinly slice the garlic and add it to the pan along with the soy sauce, maple syrup and 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  •  Sauté for 2-3 minutes on both sides, until the cheese is golden. Set aside.
  • When the dough is ready, remove from oven, spread the rocket pesto on the surface, add the eggplant slices, mushrooms, tofu cheese and finally sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  • Serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

374
Calories (kcal)
109 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

20.3
Total Fat (g)
29 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

2.9
Saturated Fat (g)
14 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

36.8
Total Carbs (g)
14 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.2
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

9.6
Protein (g)
19 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.8
Fibre (g)
11 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.84
Sodium (g)
14 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.