Eggplant Pizza, and Spinach Pizza from Mars (or something)

I got behind posting my pizzas, but believe me, I haven’t gotten behind on Pizza Week. Thursday night I attempted to recreate another one of the pizzas I had in Italy.

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Well, it’s kind of like a melding of two. At one restaurant I had an ultra thin crust pizza with nothing on it but sauce and thinly sliced garlic. At another place they sold the pizza in thick rectangular pieces topped with thinly sliced eggplant.

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I baked it at 500 like the others, but it took a bit longer with the thicker crust (10 – 15 minutes).

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This is one of my favorite kinds of pizza. The one thing I think is different,

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I think I need more oil and salt in the crust to give it an authentic flavor. At least that’s how I remember it, it was a really long time ago.

Then last night I did a spinach pizza with the last of my crust & sauce. And also…

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lots of garlic. I love garlic. I spread plenty of olive oil on the crust and then added about 3 cloves worth of thin slices of garlic.

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Sauce…

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and spinach. You could tear the leaves, or use baby spinach, but I wanted to make a statement pizza. Wouldn’t hurt to cover the leaves with more sauce, too, but I just like how this looks.

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For my cheese, a tahini sauce with a heaping tbsp tahini, 2 tbsp vegan cream cheese, salt, onion powder, a little nutritional yeast, then thin it down with water enough to spoon it on the pizza. Drizzle everything with a little olive oil.

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It looks like a pizza from outerspace.

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The “cheese” firmed up and browned beautifully.

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How many thin crust pizzas does it take to feed a vegan?

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Just one 14″ is fine. I ate the whole thing, but you can do that with a minimalist pizza. Then I found a nice way to use up my leftover tahini sauce and spinach and ate that, too. I’ll post it later.

I’ll try to squeeze in the rest of my pizzas before Pizza Week is up. Today my sister and her family are coming to town and we’re taking our mom out for lunch. FOR PIZZA. I’m hoping we can try a new place, but we’ll see. For Sunday dinner we’ll all be making our own pizzas. Should be fun!

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