When people hear the word meatless, they sometimes think ‘flavorless’ or there’s even this perception that eating ‘vegan’ may even be more expensive?!
I’m going to bust those myths by showing you a quick, inexpensive, delicious recipe you can make at home that ALSO really good for you!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- One Cauliflower Crust (plain), I use Caulipowered
- Mixed veggies (your choice) I like to use zucchini & mushrooms
- 2 cans of chopped Jackfruit
- 1 can of pinto beans (optional, using as a base)
- BBQ sauce, avocado oil, salt & pepper
TOTAL COOK TIME (including prep): 25min
First, we also want to preheat the oven to get things ready as we prep everything else. I would go with 450 degrees on bake to get that crispy flatbread style.
Next, fill up a large pot and with water and bring to a boil. Once it’s ready, carefully toss in 2 cans of jackfruit in the boiling water with a ‘punch of salt.’ Boil these for about 10-15, or until softer. Strain these when done.
On your other burners, have two skillets/pots heating on low. You’ll have one with the can of drained pinto beans. The other skillet will have your mixed veggies, I like to keep that on low heat with a little avocado oil, salt and pepper. These will mainly be cooked in the oven, this is just a way to get rid out some of the water in the veggies and soften them up.
After all three of these are done, now it’s time to prepare the flatbread!
Take the plain flatbread and line a few rows of BBQ sauce then spread he pinto beans on top, think of the beans as the “marinara” in this example.
Dump out the jackfruit and run cold water over them for a few minutes, these little guys get hot! After that, shred them up by hand (or with a fork) until it starts looking like pulled pork. Grab as many handfuls as you like and sprinkle it over the base of pinto beans onto the flatbread.
Next, this is where you add your veggies on top, then to finish it off, toss on some vegan cheese from Daiya along with some extra BBQ sauce/oil if you’d like.
Simple put in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the crust and cheese is cook to your liking! Cut it up like pizza and enjoy!
Hope you like this recipe and remember you can do many variations of this by using different seasonings and sauces to your liking. The big call out with this recipe is how affordable it can be, check out below…
- Caulipowered Crust (2 crusts): $6-8
- Mixed veggies (may vary with your choice): $3
- Canned Jackfruit (2 cans): $2-4
- Sauces and Seasonings: less than $1-3
TOTAL COST: $12-16 | the above ingredients will make 2 large flatbreads, which could be about 8-10 slices (that’s less than $1.60 per slice).
Interested in making a full Italian style pizza, but healthy (and vegan)? Check out my blog post on VEGAN PIZZA.