Peri Peri Tofu Pizza

Difficulty: Medium

Serves 4

peripizza

Peri Peri sauce seems to be all the rage lately and since I have built up my chilli tolerance, I thought it was time I tried to make my own. The natural way to eat peri peri sauce seems to be atop a pizza with grilled tofu and vegetables so that’s what I made and it was fan-freakin-tastic. So much so that my meat-loving guests scoffed it down almost instantly!

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza base
  • 1/2 cup chillies, remove the stems (if you want a milder sauce, pick your chillies accordingly)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Handful of coriander
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise (optional, this just gives it a creamier texture and takes away some of the heat)
  • 1 block high protein, firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste or pizza sauce
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated vegan cheese (I use a combination of Notzarella and Cheezly)

Method

  1. Prepare your pizza base and preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. To make the peri peri sauce, combine the chillies, garlic, coriander, olive oil and mayonnaise in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Leave in the fridge until needed.
  3. Thinly slice the tofu and grill until golden on either side, set aside.
  4. Spread the pizza sauce over the base and sprinkle a little of the vegan cheese on the base.
  5. Lay out the tofu and sprinkle over the capsicum and red onion.
  6. Add the rest of the cheese and cook in the oven until the cheese has completely melted.
  7. Remove from the oven and squeeze over a swirl of peri peri sauce before serving.

Chelsey

  • Jessica

    Making this tonight! So excited!

    • Chelsey

      Awesome! How did it go?