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Brown Lentil Pizza Crust

A brown lentil pizza crust, made from a can of lentils! Vegan, gluten free, oil free.

Once again, I was inspired by this lentil pizza crust which I made a while ago. I’ve been meaning to make a spin on that popular pizza crust, using brown lentils instead of red lentils. This recipe is quite different though – it uses cooked brown lentils instead of dried red lentils, and it creates a thicker crust, which is baked (not fried, like the above mentioned crust). So if you were weirded out by making dried red lentils into a flour, this pizza might suit your tastes better 🙂

Brown lentil pizza crust

I topped my brown lentil pizza crust with BBQ sauce, spinach, tomatoes, pickled onions, roast pumpkin, avocado, and radish flowers – you can top your pizza with whatever you choose though 🙂 here are some other pizza toppings I love:

  • olives
  • pesto
  • sundried tomatoes
  • roast potatoes
  • artichokes
  • cashew cheese
  • chickpeas
  • fresh herbs (basil and parsley are always great on pizza!)
  • capsicum
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • pear

What are your favourite pizza toppings – have I missed anything obvious? (And yes, fruit on pizza is so nice! Little hints of sweetness combined with the savoury toppings…it’s really tasty 😀 check out this mango pizza I made a while ago…).

Brown Lentil Pizza Crust

A vegan & gluten free pizza crust made from a can of lentils!
Serves: 1 crust

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cooked/canned brown lentils, drained
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda/baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and prepare a baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a high speed blender or food processor, blend the lentils, flaxseeds, salt, garlic and bicarb until puréed.
  • While blending, pour in the vinegar and blend until just combined.
  • Use a non-stick spatula to spread the mixture onto the baking paper into the shape of a pizza base.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and if the top has puffed up, carefully press it down using a spatula or other utensil.
  • Top with your desired sauce and toppings – optionally bake for a further few minutes to cook toppings, or serve straight away.