A dairy-free, low carb white pizza with the rich flavour of caramelized onions. Try this at your next tailgating event, it’s a touchdown! This post is sponsored by Silk.
You have to admit, a low carb diet can often be pretty heavy on the meat. And if you are at all like me, sometimes you just want a big break from the heaviness of meat-centered meals. Of course, you can always go the salad route, which is all very good and healthy, but that can leave your tummy grumbling a little later on. It tastes great and feels very virtuous but it can be less than satisfying. So the temptation becomes to fill up on dairy-based foods to feel satiated. But what happens if you are also dairy-free?
With football tailgating season in full swing, food really tends to center around meaty and cheesy entrees and appetizers. So when Silk challenged me to come up with a tailgating recipe that was both meat-free and dairy-free, I was stymied at first. It’s like the beginning of a bad joke…how do you confuse a low carb recipe developer? I considered some easier appetizers and dairy-free dips, and those would have been delicious. But I like a challenge and so I went for the holy grail of tailgating food: pizza. Who doesn’t love a good pizza while sitting down to watch the game?
I’m a huge fan of the wonderfully creamy Silk Cashewmilk, so I knew I wanted to incorporate it into both the crust and the dairy free sauce. Almond flour makes a great biscuit-like crust that takes on its own toasted, delicious flavour when making pizza. I thought it would be really interesting to create a white pizza that had no cheese or cream in it. The cashew milk has just the right neutral flavour for a good, creamy, dairy-free sauce. Caramelized onions and some herbs would be the perfect way to top it all off.
I have to confess, I don’t really do tailgating season. I don’t really do football as a whole. Oh sure, I tag along and I cheer for a team and I get into it for appearances sake. But let’s be honest, I am really just in it for the food. Always have been, always well be. And this pizza was a great way to break the meat and cheese tailgating cycle. It was delicious! I’d wager a guess that if I served it to friends and never told them it was completely dairy-free, they’d never be the wiser.
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