A couple of months ago I experimented with this amazingly tasty homemade polenta pizza, topped with veggies, mushrooms and delicious vegan cheese. Since we are both pizza and polenta lovers, this combination was a total hit! It was a wonderful gluten free alternative to traditional pizza and I’m so happy that everyone loved it at home, especially the kids : )
I topped our polenta pizza with tomato sauce, red peppers, cherry tomatoes, green garlic, fresh spinach leaves, mushrooms and vegan cheese. And it was amazingly tasty! I made another version for the kiddos as they aren’t such huge fans of green garlic and mushrooms. However you can make your topping with whatever you have in the fridge : )
So here’s what you need for this lovely vegan and gluten free pizza.
Ingredients for Polenta pizza with veggies, mushrooms and vegan cheese:
100 gr polenta
300 ml water
1 tbs coconut oil
a pinch of salt
a pinch of basil
fresh spinach leaves
In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add coconut oil, salt and thyme. Slowly pour the polenta in the blowing water, while whisking constantly. Turn down the heat to low and continue whisking for 5 minutes until the polenta gets thick and smooth.
Preheat oven to 180 °C. Spread the polenta into a pan with a spatula and bake it for about 25 – 30 minutes until crispy. Take the polenta out of the oven and spread the tomato sauce, veggies, mushrooms and vegan cheese. Bake the polenta pizza for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for about 5 -7 minutes. Garnish with fresh spinach leaves and serve with smile : ) I hope you will love it!
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