A vegan pizza with a Middle Eastern touch. The muhammara (a delicious Syrian spread) is a creative substitute for tomato sauce. Is there any muhammara left? Then you can use it as a sandwich spread or dip. We used our own grilled peppers, but of course you can also grill fresh bell peppers instead. Make sure they are slightly soft before grinding them.
Gently squeeze the grilled pepper pieces so that the moisture is out as much as possible. Place the bell pepper on clean tea towels and pat them dry as much as possible. Keep 1 large piece of bell pepper aside for the topping.
Put all the ingredients for the muhammara in the blender and grind to a coarse mixture in about ten seconds.
Grill the bell pepper and zucchini in a dry grill pan for 5 minutes.
Cover the pizza base with the muhammara, the grilled vegetables and a handful of cashew nuts.
Bake the pizza in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Garnish with a handful of arugula and a dash of olive oil.
There’s probably some muhummara left. Use it as an alternative to hummus or other spreads.