Carne Asada Pizza

Updated: Sep 30




This pizza is exactly what you should be making right now. A perfect base of Cilantro Pesto, topped with cheese and loaded with Plant Ranch Foods Carne Asada cooked to perfection. Then topped off with fresh tomatoes, hot sauce and a Chipotle Cream. Your family will thank you.


Ingredients

1 package of Plant Ranch Foods Carne Asada

Cilantro Pesto, recipe below

Chipotle Cream, recipe below

6-8 slices of Follow Your Heart Provolone or Mozzarella Slices

2 Tomatoes, diced

Hot Sauce, we used Yellow Bird Serrano

Handful of freshly chopped cilantro

Pizza Dough, feel free to make your own but we love the one from Whole Foods



Directions

Boil your Plant Ranch Foods according to directions

Once heated remove from water and let sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly

Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium high heat

Remove Carne Asada from its bag and add to your heated pan

Pan fry for roughly 5 minutes

Remove and let cool

Prepare your dough to pizza size of choice

Spread generously with your Cilantro Pesto

Top with your cheese slices, I like to cut each slice into smaller pieces

Sprinkle generously with your prepared Carne Asada

Bake according to directions of your dough

(We cooked ours on a preheated pizza stone on the grill for 12-15 minutes)

Remove Pizza when golden

Top pizza with your freshly chopped tomatoes

Drizzle with hot sauce and chipotle cream

Top with freshly chopped cilantro

Serve and enjoy!


Cilantro Pesto


Ingredients

1/2 cup of toasted slivered almonds

2 bunches of cilantro

1/2 cup of Follow Your Heart Parmesan Cheese Shreds

Juice from 1 lemon

Pinch of salt

3-4 garlic cloves

1/3-1/2 cup of olive oil

1 tsp of serrano peppers, optional


Directions

In a food processor or blender, add your first 6 ingredients

Pulse until well blended

Slowly add in your olive oil with blender running

Blend adding oil until desired consistency is met

Taste and season with more salt if needed

You probably won't use all the pesto in the pizza but good news you can freeze for later use.



Chipotle Cream


Ingredients

1/2 cup of Vegan Sour Cream

3-4 peppers from a 7oz can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

Juice from 1/2 lemon

2 tbsp of water

Pinch of Salt and Sugar


Directions

Blend together all ingredients until creamy

Add more water if too thick