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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dairy Free Sun Dried Tomato & Artichoke Pizza

Artisan Oils add great flavor to dairy-free pizza!

       I received several Artisan Oils from Latourangelle to facilitate this post.

  The one thing that I miss the most after having to eliminate dairy from my diet is cheese. I have been craving pizza and while dairy-free "cheese" makes a great substitute for cheese on my pizza, it tends to lack the flavor of real cheese. The secret to the great flavor on my pizza is the right toppings and Artisan Oil. It is amazing how using quality oil in cooking can make a difference in flavor. Since my allergy blood test also revealed that I have soy allergies as well as dairy allergies, I have been paying attention to the cooking oils that I am purchasing. Did you know that vegetable oil could contain soy? Even if you are not avoiding soy like me, many vegetable oils also have corn or canola oil in them and those are often loaded with GMO's. So to me, it just makes sense to use quality oil for health reasons and amazing flavor.


The flavor is in the oil

  I discovered LaTourangelle oils and I am loving all the flavors that they carry. It is like having an art studio of oils in my kitchen. I use these oils for more than cooking. The other day I made popcorn in my air popper and drizzled the Avocado oil over the popcorn. The flavor was amazing, even my husband loved it and said: "it does not taste like avocados." This is the guy who hates when I use coconut oil on my popcorn as he says it tastes like coconut flakes, so he was happy that I was out of coconut oil.


French Infused Oils are amazing on pizza

  It was hard to decide which oil to use on my dairy-free pizza so I combined two oils into a bowl. I used a mixture of the French Infused Basil Oil and French Infused Garlic Oil. These two Artisan oils had delicious flavors of garlic and basil, both are great pizza flavors. I spread the oil on my dough instead of using a tomato sauce as I wanted to have the flavor of my sun-dried tomatoes to stand out, I also did not want the soggy crust from using tomato sauce. Did you know that you can make sun-dried tomatoes at home? This Recipe makes it so easy. Make sure to spread some French Infused Garlic Oil on the tomatoes before roasted for great flavor.  I also use sunflower seeds on this pizza as it is a great low-cost alternative for pine nuts.


Homemade pizza crust makes all the difference



 When I make pizza, I also make my own pizza dough. Making pizza dough is so easy and I make it in my bread machine. Check out the recipe for Sweet Potato and Corn Pizza that has my easy recipe for pizza dough. Once you make your own pizza dough you will never buy store bought pizza dough again.


          Dairy Free Sun-Dried Tomato & Artichoke Pizza 

     one batch pizza dough (get the recipe HERE )
1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
1/2 cup (about a half can) sliced artichoke hearts
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
4 ounces dairy-free "cheese", I like this brand 
sea salt

1. Place your dough on an oiled stone on a pizza pan and form it with your hands into a circle. Then poke the dough with a fork all over the dough. This is so your dough will not be puffy when it bakes. 
2. Drizzle the two French Infused oils on the pizza dough and spread around with a pastry brush. Start with a small amount so the oil lightly coats the dough, you can always add more if needed. 
3. Place the sun-dried tomatoes evenly all over the pizza dough. Then sprinkle the Rosemary over the tomatoes. 
4. Add the artichoke hearts and sunflower seeds. Then lightly sprinkle salt all over the pizza. 
5. Sprinkle the dairy-free "cheese" over the toppings.
6. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until the crust is crisp and golden brown.

For those that can enjoy dairy, this pizza tastes amazing with mozzarella cheese.  So you can add about 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the ingredients before baking.

My next recipe to use these amazing Artisan oils in is Vegetarian Egg Foo Young. I know that the Toasted Sesame Oil will give this dish amazing flavor. I have never cooked with Walnut oil so if you have any recipes using this oil, feel free to leave the link in the comments.



18 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I never thought I would think a dairy free pizza looks good but this one could have fooled me, I would totally eat this without questioning anything.

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  2. This pizza looks SO good! I love having pizza for lunch, so I'll have to try this. I'm a huge fan of tomatoes and artichokes.

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  3. DAIRY FREE IS MUSIC TO MY EARS!!! YUM! This looks incredible!

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  4. This sounds so good! I need to eat more dairy free so I stop getting bloated! It is just so hard when you live in Wisconsin. haha

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  5. Looks amazing! I am dying to check out the artisan oil! I also have food allergies- dairy, gluten, soy, nightshades, egg yolks. I do a medittaranian pizza to die for! Great post!

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  6. I've never made pizza myself since I tend to buy it usually. And I absolutely love your recipe as much as I love pizza. It looks so yummy!

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  7. Oh my God this looks amazing! I have to start making my own pizza!

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  8. So yummy. I love pizza.. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

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  9. That looks delicious, and I will totally be making it. Thanks!

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  10. What a great combination! I'm such a fan of artichokes on pizza. Yum!

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  11. I made something like this earlier but I think your one is a lot healthier (I used a loads of cheese!) I'll have to give this one a go too :)

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  12. So true home made pizza base always tastes better. What is dairy free cheese made off?

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  13. I LOVE PIZZA! This pizza looks so yummy and healthy! I definitely love this!!

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  14. I love this exotic pizza with infused oil, also it has best part of sun dried tomato and artichoke. yum.

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  15. This is a new way for me to see pizza. I think I'd like it since I'm a fan of sun dried maters!

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  16. I am a huge fan of diary free items, especially since I eat vegan twice a day. I have to try this.

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  17. I need to show this to my bf. He tries to be vegan but he loves pizza but nice to know this is dairy free!

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  18. You made everything from scratch??? I salute you! I can make pizza as long as the dough is ready as well as the sauce. And then I will just cup up the toppings haha This look good! And healthier, too, because everything is homemade.

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