Monday, November 30, 2009


I've got a pizza crust recipe to share today! Last week I made a bunch of round and square crusts to keep on hand.

Buckwheat Tomato Crust

2 cups buckwheat, soaked
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground yellow flax seed
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup tomato soak water
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon himalayan salt
2 teaspoons agave
1Tbs dry or 1/4 cup fresh, packed basil
1 1/2 teaspoons tried oregano

In a food processor, grind the buckwheat, adding 1/4 cup of the 3/4 cup tomato soak water. Transfer to a bowl.
Grind the sunflower seeds. Add to the buckwheat along with the ground flax.
In a blender, combine all remaining ingredients until smooth.
Mix into the buckwheat/sunflower/flax.
Spread the mixture onto teflex sheets, creating rounds or squares. Score.
Dehydrate at 145F for 1 hour. Turn the temperature down to 115F and continue to dehydrate until you can flip the crusts over to the mesh screen. Dehydrate until dry.

I topped the pizza with cashew cheese, sun dried tomato/arugula pesto, marinated mushrooms, spinach, and tomato... covered it with more blobs of cheese and dehydrated them for a few hours.

Pesto: I wish I had written down the recipe, but it was made with: soaked, sun dried tomatoes, arugula, spinach, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, and himalayan salt.

Cheese: A mixture of cashews, water, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, and salt

Mushrooms: Sliced mushrooms and green onions, marinated in tamari, olive oil, lemon juice, and honey - dehydrated for a few hours.

Having crusts on hand makes it super easy to throw together a delicious pizza in minutes. You don't have to bother dehydrating it. For a 5 minute meal, mash some avocado on the crust for the cheese, layer sliced tomato, chopped spinach, and whatever other veggies you've got. For a quick splash of flavour without making a pesto, chop up some fresh basil and garlic - throw it on the pizza and drizzle a little olive oil on top.


TheFitnessFreak said...

Perfect! This looks like a staple recipe, thanks!

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

That looks wonderful. I'm sure I could use this to convince the teens that raw food isn't just "rabbit food" ;-)

bitt said...

my husband promised me raw pizza one of these days. recipe sent to him. i will let you know the results. looks delish!

Jacqueline F. Graham said...

Ooooooh......this looks so DELICIOUS!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am a babe to raw food preparations. Your blog is such a help and encouragement to me!


Lisa Marie said...

I noticed that you said to use some of the buckwheat soaking water in the food processor to get it moving. You should -never- use nut, seed, or grain soaking water in your foods because the soak water contains all the enzyme inhibitors and is very acidic to the body. You're soaking these nuts, etc. to get -rid- of that stuff.

Just a heads-up...

Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt
Rite Food and Company

Raw Goddess said...

Thanks! Ive always thought it would be cool to have a raw pizza party... maybe one day!

Lisa Marie... thanks for bringing it to my attention that I wasnt very clear in the recipe... it should be TOMATO soak water, not buckwheat water that is added back...

~Jaime said...

I am a seasonal raw vegan...raw in the summer and non-as-much-raw in the winter, because I am too cold to drink smoothies and the cooler raw foods.

But I gotta say...this pizza just "looks" warm and fabulous! I just printed it out and am going to go make it now!

How long do you keep your crusts on hand? Do you store in the fridge? Thanks for the recipe?

Raw Goddess said...

Thanks Jamie! You can easily store those crusts in the fridge for about 4 weeks, or in the freezer for months.

Goddess Leonie * said...

yum yum yum... this is completely scrumptious looking :)

blessedmama said...

I love your site. What I like about your recipes is that I can imagine feeding them to my family. With kids, you can't just have "healthy," you need to have tasty as well. And, your food always looks that.

Raw Goddess said...

Thanks Goddess!

Mama - that's good to know! I def want my future kids to eat this food :) thank you!

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ItVeganAtGenesis said...

This was a great pizza! For some reason mine turns out better with dehydrated buckwheat sprouts. Maybe because I don't use enough water when I use the simply soaked ones. Thanks for this recipe. My hubby calls it pizza crackers. My daughter loved them too.

muddy footsteps said...

Your blog inspires me to lead a raw lifestyle. I'm a vegan wanting to go raw but it's tough. your recipes are such an inspiration! Thanks for all the pictures and recipes.

Joanne Fry said...

Heather - where the heck am I going to find buckwheat? Looked at Johnny's in the "bulk" section and didn't see there (although noticed they do carry psyllium now)...

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