Tempeh and Veggie Pizza

While moseying around Whole Foods (I could seriously spend days in there and not get bored) I came across the “faux meat” aisle. I decided I should try some of this stuff my fellow veggies have been talking about so I picked up a package of seitan, silken tofu and tempeh. Tempeh is made of fermented soybeans and is most commonly used as a meat replacement by vegans and vegetarians. The texture is a bit grainy and difficult to get used to but I love how filling it is. It is high in protein and low in calories and fat so it makes a great substitute for meat. Since I bought it last week I have been having trouble thinking of ways to use it. I came home from work last night absolutely famished and had no patience to cook a lavish meal, so I figured I would try making a pizza using a flat out wrap, pizza sauce, veggies, and my tempeh! During my WH trip, I also picked up some dairy-free cheese that I was looking forward to trying, so this seemed like the perfect recipe for it. I was shocked by how much it tasted like real cheese! Although, since I have dropped dairy, I really haven’t missed the taste of cheese that much. But I must say, just knowing there is a product out there that I can use if the urge for something like nachos ever rears it’s ugly head, is very comforting. Oooo nachos….I didn’t think about that until just now….hmmm

Ingredients:

  • Flat out wrap
  • Your choice of pizza or pasta sauce
  • Tempeh
  • Daiya cheese
  • Veggies – I used spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes, peppers, onion and fresh basil from my window box!

Directions:

Spread sauce on wrap. Pile on veggies. Add cheese and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until ready. Easy as pie!

I’m hoping the weather is nice this weekend so Corey and I can go for that bike ride and picnic we’ve been talking about doing for ages! I also want to hit up the dog beach. Apparently there is an amazing dog beach on lake Michigan that I’m sure Lola and Mr. Big would love! Have a great weekend everyone!

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I know I asked yesterday, but if anyone has suggestions of recipes they would like to see here on DAN, I would love to hear them!

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17 responses to “Tempeh and Veggie Pizza

  1. Pizza looks great. I love Daiya and love the tempeh bacon. For the regular tempeh, I like to take it and crumble it then brown it. You can add whatever seasonings but that works really well on pizzas too. So good.

  2. I just recently bought some tempeh at a Trader Joe’s and wasn’t sure what to do with it,, thanks for sharing the great recipe!

  3. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!

    Looks delish! Tempeh is so delicious! I love it with jam and cheese!

  4. yum i love pizza on flat breads!

  5. Heather has the right idea. I use tempeh with just about anything. I made meat(less)balls using tempeh. I have made BLT’s using tempeh. It is probably my most favorite cooking item.

    I have recipes on my site: cooktraineatrace.com that you can use. Some I have used from other sites with credit and if you decide to use any recipe of mine I just ask that you extend the same courtesy and place the source/credit.

  6. This is awesome! I love the healthified pizza concept. I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

    – Nicole

  7. I’ve been making lots of flatout pizzas lately. I love them 😀

  8. Tempeh rules! I have an amazing tempeh bacon recipe on my blog, which is great for brekky or even as a pizza topping! Also a curry tempeh “chicken” salad recipe for those curious about tempeh. http://theblissfulchef.com/recipes/

  9. I LOVE Daiya! I have some Flatout wraps but don’t know what to do with them. I can’t believe I haven’t thought to make pizza!

  10. shiningfromwithin

    this looks SOO good.. I love that kind of tempeh, nice and smokey!

  11. This looks awesome…I’ve never tried tempeh though…but I’d love to! Are you vegan?

  12. I never thought to use tempeh on pizza before. This looks delicious!

    If you’re looking for more ways to use tempeh, it works great in curries or crumbled into pasta sauce to make a “bolognese” sauce. 🙂

  13. The pizza looks great, girlie!! I tried tempeh for the fist time a couple months ago, and it was much better than I thought it would be! I’d love to see any type of quick and easy appetizer recipes! 🙂

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