Raw and living food is very easy to make delicious because the food of the earth is delicious just as it is. I do like cooked food and eat it occasionally, but I have found that it requires more time, thought and effort to make it perfect. I’d actually venture to say that it is impossible to make raw food bad, unless you use an ingredient before it is ripe. My only issue ever is when the default method of sweetening is adding agave nectar or honey instead of adding another whole food ingredient like apples or mamey. Otherwise, just throw anything and everything all together, eat it, and love it!
This “pizza” is a perfect example of how raw food can be delicious without much thought or planning at all. I’ll tell you my version which I created based on what I happened to have readily available at the time, but PLEASE feel free to experiment with making your own version. For instance, I would have added avocado if I had a ripe one, but I drizzled the pizza with tahini instead and it was just as delicious. What’s really so great about this dish is that it is reminiscent of pizza – almost everybody loves pizza because it’s easy and fun to eat. All you have to do is shove it in your mouth! Get creative because this is what will keep you traveling forward on your journey toward greater health.
Use a sprouted tortilla, or whatever tortilla/pizza crust you happen to have. Raw is advisable, but if you’d like to use a whole wheat pizza crust or tortilla that would be very good, too. Warm your pizza in a dehydrator or an oven at a low temperature for a more comforting effect.
1st Layer: “Massaged” Collard Greens
Juliane the collards to a quarter inch width. Add a pinch of salt (to taste) and 1 to 2 tbsp of EVOO and rub all of the oil and salt into the greens until they are as soft at you like. You could gently process the greens in the food processor if you want smaller bits, but you will want to add your love by using your hands to work the oil and salt into the greens before you process.
Spread/Place the greens onto the crust leaving only a half inch at most at the edges.
2nd Layer: Kimchi
You can find great unpasteurized kimchi in most health food stores. This is a wonderful enzyme-rich food if it’s in it’s raw state!
Create a layer on top of the greens with as much kimchi as you like. It can be spicy and you’ll want to consider the tastes of whomever will be eating the pizza.
3rd Layer: Finely chopped Red Onion and sliced Olives
Use whatever olives you like. I used Kalamata olives. Capers would also be very good. Sprinkle as much as you like on top of the first two layers.
4th Layer: Dulse Flakes
Dulse flakes adds interest and nutrition to any dish. It’s good with sweets too, like chocolate or fruit salad. That’s another thing – Try breaking the barriers between “sweet” and “savory” to spark the intrigue of the pickiest eaters.
Sprinkle a few tbsp of Dulse flakes on top of the pizza to add organic minerals like iodine and iron, as well as Glyconutrients!
Finally, as I said earlier you could add chopped or thinly sliced avocado (the softer and riper, the better), guacamole, or do what I did which was drizzle the pizza with creamy, delicious (and vegan!) tahini. There are raw brands now readily available at most health food stores.
A drizzle of high quality EVOO wouldn’t hurt either 🙂
Get creative and ENJOY!