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Vegan Palak Paneer Pizza

Individual Vegan Palak Paneer Pizzas

A culinary fusion! Made with curried tofu "cheese" and Indian-spiced spinach gravy, these individual vegan palak paneer pizzas are served over toasted naan for a quick and easy weeknight meal. 
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn

Ingredients

Curry Paneer Tofu

Spinach Gravy

  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 medium steak tomato
  • 5 cups loosely packed spinach
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Everything Else

  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil, divided
  • 4 pieces of vegan naan
  • a few sprigs of cilantro
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp cashew cream

Instructions

  • Begin with marinating the tofu. Cut tofu into small 1/2 in x 1/2 inch squares. In a shallow, flat container combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Add tofu and toss to fully saturate.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  
  • In a large frying pan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent – about ten minutes. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add spices, stirring to coat vegetables. You may need to add a couple of tablespoons of water to get spices fully incorporated. Stir in the chopped tomato and remove from heat.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree the onion/tomato mixture with spinach. Return to sauté pan and add tofu. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Lightly brush olive oil on all 4 pieces of naan. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and spread a thin layer of palak paneer on each piece of naan. Bake for 8-10 more minutes. Remove from oven and top with cashew cream, green onions, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Notes

Serving and Storing - Once the pizzas are assembled, they should be eaten within one hour to prevent the bread from getting soggy. Serve this vegan palak paneer pizza with fresh cashew cream, green onions, and cilantro. Leftover Palak Paneer can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When ready to eat, gently reheat over the stove or in a microwave.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can this be traditional Palak Paneer? Yes, you can serve this more traditionally. Follow the paneer instructions and drizzle with cashew cream. Serve on its own, over rice, or (for a low-carb option) over cauliflower rice.
  • Is naan vegan? Not all naan is vegan but there are many vegan options in the frozen section of well-stocked grocery stores. Just make sure you read the ingredients. This is the brand I use. You can also make your own.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4390IU | Vitamin C: 34.2mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4.6mg