GRILLED VEGAN BBQ JACKFRUIT PIZZA WITH HEMP SEED CHEDDAR
1 20- ounce can young green jackfruit in water or brine
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup barbecue sauce of choice
Hemp Seed Cheddar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons filtered water
¼ cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
2 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon sea salt
12 ounces pizza dough
olive oil for brushing
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 small red onion, peeled and sliced very thinly into rounds
¼ cup loosely-packed cilantro, stems removed
½ tablespoon Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
After draining and rinsing the jackfruit in a colander, cut away and discard the core from the flesh, leaving only stringy portion of the fruit.
In a mixing dish, combine the coconut sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Toss in the jackfruit meat and coat with it.
Over medium heat, warm the seasoned jackfruit in a large skillet. To release the flavors, sauté for 3 to 5 minutes until the spices bloom.
In a small mixing dish, whisk together the barbecue sauce and water. Pour it over the jackfruit in a skillet and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Remove the lid from the skillet and use 2 forks to shred the jackfruit. Continue to simmer uncovered for another 5 minutes or until the barbecue sauce is reduced, stirring occasionally.
Hemp Seed Cheddar
Meanwhile, combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk continuously for 5 minutes or until thickened, keeping an eye out for greenish flecks from the blended hemp seeds, which are natural and expected with hemp seeds.
Grill over high heat, making sure the grill grates are clean.
Meanwhile, flour a clean work surface and roll out your pizza dough to the desired shape and size. This is a rustic pizza, so don’t stress about making a perfect circle or rectangle. Brush the top of the dough with approximately 1 tablespoon olive oil before transferring it to a pizza peel or an agile cutting board.
Oil the grates with olive oil once the grill is hot. Turn the dough back onto the grill, oiled side down, and cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until the underside is golden brown. Brush the top, uncooked portion of the dough with olive Oil and carefully flip it over.
After flipping the pizza, brush the top with barbecue sauce and spread jackfruit over it. Then, use a tablespoon to add hemp seed cheddar (by drizzling or dotting). Top off with as much red onion slices as you’d like. Close grill lid and cook for another 2-4 minutes until bottom of pizza has brown grill marks. Carefully transfer back to peel/cutting board. Drizzle hemp seed ranch and sprinkle fresh cilantro + Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts on top. Slice & serve immediately!