A.P.C. Alternative: Mung Bean, Cheddar, and a 2-Ingredient Pizza Sauce

A.P.C. Alternative: Mung Bean, Cheddar, and a 2-Ingredient Pizza Sauce
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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups cooked mung beans other beans might work
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated grass fed cheddar cheese
  • Optional: chili pepper flakes to garnish
  • Tangy Tomato Spread
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cook mung beans: soak overnight. Drain and rinse.Add to small pot with enough water to cover with a bay leaf. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer and allow to simmer 40-45 minutes or until soft. Skim foam as necessary. Drain beans and remove as much excess water as possible (I spread them on a baking sheet and blot with paper towel).
  2. Preheat oven to 375. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with a thin layer of olive oil.
  3. In a food processor, add all ingredients except cheese. Blend until well incorporated.
  4. Empty batter onto parchment. Using a light touch, spread batter into a circular or rectangular shape, until approximately 1/4 inch thin. I found it helpful to wet the tips of my fingers to spread the batter.
  5. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and only soft to touch in the center.
  6. Remove from oven, heat oven to 450 degrees. Top pizza with tangy tomato sauce and grated cheese.
  7. Bake for another 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Allow to cook for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving!
Tangy Tomato Spread
  1. I’m not a huge fan of excessive tomato sauce. This adds the perfect tang and sweetness, plus it couldn’t be easier! Just combine ingredients in a small bowl.
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