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Perfect for midweek suppers, you can make any of these deliciously tasty dishes in less than half an hour

Kale Pesto Pizza

By Megan Sadd from 30-Minute Vegan Dinners Serves 4 | Prep 10 mins | Cook 15 mins


. ½ a bunch of kale (4-5 smallish leaves)

. 2 large handfuls of basil leaves

. 45g (1½oz) pine nuts

. 80ml (2¾floz) olive oil

. juice of ½ a lemon

. 1 tbsp nutritional yeast

. ¾ tsp sea salt

. pinch of red pepper flakes

. 3-4 plum tomatoes

. 140g (5oz) vegan chicken or Quorn pieces (optional)

. 4 pieces of vegan naan or gluten-free flatbreads

. 170g (6oz) shredded vegan mozzarella


1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.

2 If using, cook the vegan chicken pieces slightly under package instructions and then dice into bite-sized pieces. Don’t let them get too crispy; they will finish cooking on the pizza.

3 Make the pesto. Add the kale, basil, pine nuts, oil, lemon juice, yeast, salt and pepper flakes to a food processor. Process until you get a paste. Stop to scrape down the sides if needed.

4 Slice the tomatoes.

5 Spread a few tbsp of pesto on each naan. Add a layer of vegan chicken, cheese and a few tomatoes. Don’t overload the pizza or it will be soggy.

6 Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the crust is golden brown. Wait 2 minutes before slicing. Serve with salad.

30-min tip

. SAVE YOUR PESTO Freeze leftover pesto in ice cube trays. Thaw in the fridge before using.
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This free issue of Simply Vegan is packed with recipes, tips and advice to make going vegan easy. Cook one of our 30-minute meals including pizza, Mac ’n’ Cheese or an epic veggie cheese burger, or have a go at making cupcakes, rocky road and chocolate-dipped doughnuts. If you’re vegan but your family aren't, we explore how you can meet them halfway and find food that pleases everyone. We also review which restaurants do the best vegan junk food, find out why seaweed is so good for us and look at alternatives to leather. Plus we catch up with V-Bites founder and welfare campaigner Heather Mills, find out how to detox our beauty routines and discover where to shop on the high-street for cruelty-free fashion. Download your free issue today!