Okara Pizza Bases

The best part?

All of the ingredients that were used in this recipe were sourced plastic-free.

Okara or soy pulp is the insoluble parts of the soybean that remain after pureed soybeans have been filtered, usually in the production of soy milk and tofu. I created this recipe to firstly avoid the plastic packaging that comes with pizza bases from the supermarket and also to help reduce my food waste.

I make homemade tofu every week and love experimenting with the okara in recipes. Not only is this recipe a win for the environment but it is a delicious, high fibre and high protein pizza base option. I hope you enjoy.

Okara Pizza Bases

This recipe is a simple way to use leftover okara (soy bean pulp) with an effort towards reducing food waste. The bases are firm, crispy and delicious.
Servings 6 pizzas
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Equipment

  • Rolling pin (or glass bottle)
  • Lined baking trays
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 470 g okara (soy bean pulp) This is the amount left from making my tofu recipe.
  • 3 1/4 cups flour I use bread flour but you can use any standard flour for this recipe.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • In a large mixing bowl, start combining the okara and flour by adding 1 cup of flour at a time until you have used 3 cups and the dough is well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the bench and kneed. the extra 1/4 cup of flour is to be used in the kneading and rolling phase, sprinkling it whenever you need to.
  • Continue to knead until the dough is fully combined and tough.
  • Cut (or pull) the dough into 6 even pieces.
  • Form each piece into a ball and roll out into your pizza bases to whatever thickness you desire. Remember to use extra flour here for dusting to ensure it doesn't stick to the bench or the rolling pin.
  • Place on a lined baking tray, add your desired toppings and bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are brown and the toppings are cooked.

Notes

The topping I used in this photo were: tomato paste, garlic, onion, mushrooms, capsicum, BBQ mustard eggplant, spinach, olives, cashew cheese, spinach and of course a drizzle of chilli oil. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: delicious, homemade, Pizza, plasticfree, Quick & Easy, reducefoodwaste

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