BBQ Cauli Pizza ft. Vegan Ranch

All the ingredients came from Trader Joe’s, as usual, in case you want to use the same ones! You can find them anywhere though and I highly recommend using your fav BBQ sauce cause that is going to make all the difference. I am not normally a fan of BBQ sauce BUT this siracha garlic one is sooo tasty and I am a fan of cauliflower and how it can be made to taste like ANYTHING (ie. cheesy mashed cauli “potatoes”, anyone?). Here is the to do list for when you feel like mixin’ up your regular pizza toppings! Enjoy.

What goes in:

For the Pizza:
1 Head of Cauliflower
1 Package of Pre-made Wheat Pizza Dough
1/4 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Handful Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 Red Onion, thinly sliced
1/4 Jalapeno, chopped
1 Handful Cilantro, chopped
1/2 Jar Siracha Garlic BBQ Sauce
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Seasonings: Paprika, Black Pepper, Onion Powder

Vegan Ranch Dip:
1/2 Cup Vegan Spread
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
Seasonings: Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika, Onion Powder

What you do: 

Start by taking your pizza dough out and setting it on a cutting board or flat surface. You’ll want to follow the directions of whatever pizza dough you choose. For the TJ’s whole wheat pizza you should set it out for about 20 minutes on a lightly floured surface. This can be done while you prepare everything else.

While the dough is sitting, preheat the oven to 475. Chop your cauliflower into small flourets and place in a large bowl. Add a shake of each seasoning and pour over about 1/4 of the BBQ sauce. Mix it all around so everything is evenly distributed. All the flourets should be covered in BBQ sauce. Spread cauliflower onto a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. At the 10 minute mark, flip the cauliflower around with a spoon.

While the cauliflower is cooking, chop the rest of your veggies. Then roll the pizza dough out. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on a baking sheet and place pizza dough down. When the cauliflower has cooked for 20 minutes, take it out and pour over the pizza crust and spread evenly. I drizzled more BBQ sauce over the top of the pizza (it is really up to you how much you use). Sprinkle the chopped veggies over and place pizza into the oven for 15-20 minutes. You know it is ready when the crust has hardened to your liking.

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While the pizza is cooking, mix all the ranch ingredients together in a small container. The amount of seasoning and parsley is up to you. A couple shakes of each seasoning, a tablespoon of garlic, and a small handful of parsley is what I started with, and added more as I taste tested.

When the pizza is finished, top it off with fresh cilantro and a generous drizzle of vegan ranch!


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