Vegan MoFo - Day 24

Day 24 - Pizza Margherita!
Buongiorno! It's Monday morning, and I'm hoping right back on track with my next themed Veganmofo dish - Pizza Margherita!

Bit o' History: Italian pizza history dates back as early as the first-century BC, to the time of Virgil. However, the popularlity of the "picea" didn't explode until the eighteenth-century. In 1889, modern pizza history was made when Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni, the consort of Umberto I, visited Naples - the alleged birth place of pizza. In order to prepare a special disk in honor of the Queen's visit, Don Raffaele Esposito (owner of Pietro Il Pizzaiolo) consulted his wife, and together they developed a pizza featuring tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil. It was named after the Queen, and she's totally the luckiest lady on the planet...

...because pizza Margherita is seriously the best. Naturally, I made the Queen's pizza vegan using a cashew-tofu ricotta in place of the mozzarella - if you haven't made cashew ricotta yet, please do so immediately. The ricotta was moist and creamy, and it even browned slightly on the top! Sliced tomatoes and the last of my basil plant roasted underneath a heavy drizzle of olive oil, all on top of homemade pizza dough.


  1. I love cashew ricotta & that pizza looks perfect.

  2. Yum!!!!! Totally want pizza now.

  3. Looks melty, scrumptious and amazing ... I love cashew ricotta and this post makes me want to whip up a batch right now to make some 'za!