This simple gluten-free vegan red lentil blender pizza crust is best described as a cross between a pancake and a tortilla. Jump to recipe →
I’ve been looking for and easy blend and pour pizza crust recipe. I was intrigued when I discovered Vie de la Vegan’s Lentil Pizza Crust recipe on Pinterest. I liked the idea of using protein-rich legumes as the primary ingredient. I was inspired to develop my own recipe. I encourage you to try both to see which works best for you.
Red Lentil Blender Pizza Crust
I am a fan using store-bought tortillas as pizza crusts. But I recognize homemade crusts are usually healthier. This red lentil blender pizza crust recipe offers a great solution. It’s easy to prepare and it’s made with healthy ingredients. The end result is a flavorful pancake/tortilla-like crust that pairs well with a variety of toppings.
The toppings pictured here include:
- Tomato sauce
- Diaya Mozzarella Style Shreds
- Chopped red onion
- Chopped baby portobello mushrooms
- Fresh parsley
- Vegan parmesan cheese
- 2 cups uncooked red lentils, rinsed and sorted
- 2½ cups rice milk
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp. fine sea salt
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried marjoram
- ½ Tbsp. olive oil
- Preheat large non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Place ingredients in a high-speed blender in the order they are listed.
- Begin blending on lowest setting and slowly turn up to highest setting.
- Blend on high for approximately 40 seconds.
- Scrape sides and blend from low to high for another 10-20 seconds.
- Pour about ⅔ cups of batter into heated pan to form an 8 inch crust. (I use a ⅓ cup ladle. Then I use the back of the ladle to spread the batter evenly into a nice round shape.)
- Cover pan with lid slightly askew and cook for about 3 minutes or until top of crust begins to set and you can easily slice a spatula underneath.
- Flip the crust and continue to cook about 2 more minutes.
- Place cooked crust on a plate and repeat steps 6-8 until batter is finished. (Recipe makes about 5 crusts)
- Preheat oven to 450ºF. (I use the pizza setting on my convection toaster oven.)
- Place a crust on a pizza screen and add your favorite toppings.
- Bake about 8 minutes or until crust edges begin to brown.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.