After nearly 6 weeks of bacon-wrapped, chocolate-drizzled, butter-loaded recipes (not that I’m complaining), my taste buds were in a serious need for something different.
Something bright. Something different. Something not reminiscent of the cinnamon and rosemary and sage of the holiday season.
And as I started jonesing for my sweet+spicy+salty Asian brussel sprouts, I had a vision…a vision of that nutty sauce on a pizza!
And that, my friends, is exactly how this pizza was born.
That, and the fact that I had a few gluten-free pizza crust mixes already in my pantry begging to be loved.
So with just a handful of staple ingredients and roughly 30 minutes, you can have a gluten-free, paleo, Whole 30-adaptable, vegan-friendly pizza that is bursting with all the flavors of your favorite Thai take-out, WITHOUT the take-out!
Taste buds+waistlines satisfied, double check.
There’s just something about pizza I can’t get enough of.
And over the years, I’ve concocted a lot of pizza recipes.
Why do I love them?
They’re make-ahead friendly.
They can be paleo and gluten-free and vegan and all that jazz.
And the possibilities are endless for what can be created on top of one.
Plus, as someone who has limited options when it come to gourmet, gluten-free pizza options, I’ve had to figure out how to make a pretty mean pie on my own.
And this one, y’all, would put Dominos to shame!
How nomtastic is this?
A velvety, salty cashew sauce is topped with ground beef, sautéed red bell peppers and red onion, and bright cilantro, lime zest, and scallions all nestled on a store-bought gluten-free crust. Bonus points come in if you want to really guild the lily and add a handful or so of chopped cashews on all that.
So how easy peasy paleo is this?
1. Follow directions to prepare your store-bought crust…PS my favorites are at the end of the post.
2. Stir together the cashew sauce and slather it on.
3. Toss on some sautéed ground beef, peppers, and onions.
4. Bake for 10ish minutes so everyone can get friendly.
5. Garnish away.
6. Throw away all pizza delivery menus.
Okay, so maybe you don’t have to do that last step, but consider it. Just consider it.
A few thoughts on this recipe before showing it off…
Like I promised, here’s a few of my favorite gluten-free pizza crust mixes, though you can totally make your own from scratch if you have a few extra minutes (and baked sweet potatoes) on hand. Here’s the recipe for my paleo sweet potato crust!
Some goodies to make this fabulous foodie dish come true:
And if this recipe floats your boat, you might be interested in these gems, too:
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