I love trying new flavors all the time. I truly believe food should be FUN. If you have never had a “Thai-style” pizza, now is your time. I used to order this out all the time before I realized how simple it is to make on my own, and an added bonus, much healthier. I actually enjoy the cilantro here, and you can add anything for toppings but listed is what I like to do. This also makes for a great appetizer and is Delicious for leftovers, if any!
Makes 6-10 slices
- pizza crust (couple of options, store-bought whole-wheat pizza crust is fantastic, you can try whole-wheat pitas as well, or whole-wheat tortillas, or make your own)
- 2 tsp ginger, freshly grated (or 1/2 tsp powdered) I recommend fresh
- 2 tbs peanut or sesame oil
- 3 tbs peanut butter, unsalted & all-natural (the best part)
- 2-3 tbs cup tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 lime, juice only
- 1 tsp Thai green curry paste, I have used red before too
- 8 oz. of your choice of protein – (I like to use “Qourn Meat-less and Soy-free Chicken Tenders” but marinated baked tofu,tempeh, or organic chicken breast.)
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped
- 1/2 cup carrot, shredded or cut any way you want
- 1/4 cup zucchini, cut any way you want
- 1/2 cup jicama, matchstick (love this for crunch factor)
- 1/2 cup pineapple, chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, loosely packed, (optional)
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- Sprinkle of sesame seeds
- crushed red pepper flakes, (optional)-I put this on every type of pizza imaginable.
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Mix the ginger in with the oil. Brush mixture (I use a basting brush) across the pizza crust.
- Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Mix together the peanut butter, tamari, lime juice and curry paste. NOTE: If the sauce is runny at this point, add 1 more tbs of peanut butter and/or cook to reduce. If it is too thick on the other hand, add 1-2 tbs of water. (Since it depends on if you are using pizza crust or a tortilla, it will depend.) Spread this on the crust and top with remaining ingredients; your protein, scallions, carrots, zucchini, jicama, pineapple, cilantro, sesame seeds, and peanuts. Bake for 10 additional minutes.
- Last but not least, Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes (if using)