Zucchini Pizza Bites

For an easy and satisfying Paleo snack, these zucchini pizza bites will definitely hit the spot. The ‘cheese’ is made of cashews, which turn creamy and rich when blended with water and lemon juice. You have two options for the cheese: either soak the cashews overnight beforehand, or boil them for 15 minutes when you’re ready to make the cheese. The ‘crust’ is made from oven roasted zucchini rounds. To serve up these tasty lil’ Paleo pizza bites, simply top the zucchini slices with the cashew cheese, chopped pepperoni and tomatoes. Season lightly with salt and pepper if desired and enjoy!

Zucchini Pizza Bites
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Zucchini Pizza Bites

Servings 4

Total Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 355

carbohydrate 16.6g

protein 10.1g

fat 29.7g

saturated fat 6.4g

cholesterol 16mg

sodium 252mg

potassium 600mg

fiber 2.7g

sugar 4.7g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) cashews, raw
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s)
  • 1 medium lemon(s), juiced
  • 2 medium zucchini sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning
  • 2 ounce(s) pepperoni nitrate free, chopped
  • 1 cup(s) tomatoes, cherry or grape quartered
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First make the cashew cheese. For soaking, put the cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for 2 hours or up to 6 hours (more soaking will create an off-taste). Drain, put in a food processor with the garlic, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and blend until smooth. To skip the soaking, put cashews in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a medium simmer and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain, allow to cool and blend as you would above.
  2. For the zucchini, preheat broiler to high heat. Lay on a baking sheet and brush with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning and broil for 3-4 minutes, until tender and starting to brown.
  3. To serve, top the zucchini slices with the cashew cheese, chopped pepperoni and tomatoes. Season lightly with salt and pepper if desired.