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Heart Shaped Pizza & Balsamic Beet Spread

Heart shaped pizza with a pretty pink balsamic beet spread <3

Anyway, to make a heart shaped pizza, I simply poured a few tablespoons of the lentil batter onto the frying pan and quickly spread into a heart shape. I made mini pizzas, but by all means feel free to make full sized heart shaped pizzas, as big as your frying pan will allow!

Heart Shaped Pizza & Balsamic Beet Spread

Show some love with this heart shaped pizza <3 topped with a tasty balsamic beet spread (I promise you can't taste the beet!). Vegan, gluten free.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4 serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

Pizza

  • 2 cups dry red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove

Beet spread

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup grated beetroot

Toppings

  • Strawberries
  • Radishes
  • Basil
  • Or other toppings as desired

Instructions
 

Pizza

  • Blend all pizza ingredients in a high speed speed blender (I use an Optimum 9400) until the lentils are broken down.
  • Preheat a frying pan (I use a cast-iron griddle plate) over a low-medium heat – grease with a little splash of olive oil if needed.
  • Spoon a few tablespoons of batter onto the frying pan (if making mini-pizzas – otherwise pour on about ½ cup batter) and use the spoon to shape into a heart.
  • Fry for about 2-3 minutes, until the top is fairly cooked through, and flip.
  • Fry for a further 2 minutes on the reverse side, then transfer to a plate while you repeat with the remaining batter.

Beet spread

  • Blend all beet spread ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
  • Spread onto the pizzas.
  • Top with toppings of your choice (I used strawberries, basil and radishes).
  • OPTIONAL: You may bake for 10 minutes but I really enjoyed the raw vegetables on top.