Vegan Pizza: Miso-Walnut Pesto with Leek, Kale & Asparagus

November 9, 2013

Achieve all the flavorful goodness of a cheese pizza with this vegan pizza recipe from Mince and Type that substitutes umami-rich miso for dairy. A walnut and basil pesto serves as the base sauce on whole wheat crust, topped with sweet leek, sautéed kale and chopped asparagus.

Vegan Leek Pesto Pizza


Miso walnut pesto
3 c loosely packed basil
1/3 c walnuts
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp miso
juice of 1 lemon
2 T walnut oil
cracked pepper

1 recipe for Bittman's dough or a GF alternative
1/2 c miso walnut pesto, recipe above
1.5 tbsp ghee and olive oil
2 leeks, rinsed thoroughly and sliced thin
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cracked pepper
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
2 c kale, rinsed and chiffonaded
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 asparagus stalks, rinsed and chopped small

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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