This Vegan Pulled Pork Pizza is made with shredded heart of palm, homemade bbq sauce, mango salsa, and cilantro cashew creme for an unforgettable meal.
I had been connecting guilt to my eating habits. After feeling so good from my cleanse, I was resisting (without success) all those foods which I had identified as “bad” foods. Every day I would wake up and commit to a whole foods/grain free day and every day around lunch time I would “screw up”. And for some reason bread was my ultimate barrier between “good” eating and “bad” eating. Without knowing it, I had begun developing my own unhealthy eating habits, restricting myself from certain foods, and totally changing the food philosophy I had lived by for 8 years.
So what did I do about it? I made pizza, of course! Not any pizza, either. Vegan Pulled Pork Pizza.
Pizza Crust* BBQ "Pulled Pork"
1 can Heart of Palm, shredded
3/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 large yellow onion, sliced very thin
1 tbsp canola oil
1 medium mango, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
1 tsp lime juice
pinch of salt
Cilantro Cashew Cream
1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 30 minutes
1/2 cup warm water
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
To make the BBQ "Pulled Pork", with your fingers shred the hearts of palm, making the pieces as thin as possible. Place in small bowl and mix in 1/2 cup BBQ sauce. Let marinade for at least 1 hour.
When ready, heat the oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet. Add onions sauté until caramelized - 10 - 12 minutes. Add onions to the shredded heart of palm and set aside.
To make the Mango Salsa, combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Transfer to the refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.