Rice Cake Pizza with Walnut Meat

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: June 12th, 2017

When you think of pizza, you probably think “junk food.” Not anymore! This recipe will shake your pizza prejudice. Creamy cashew cheese, herbed walnut meat and sauce made from fresh and sundried tomatoes top a brown rice cake to create the ultimate healthy comfort food. Whether you’re a vegan, workout warrior or just trying to make healthier choices, rice cake pizza is your food dream come true. 

Healthy Walnut Meat Pizza Recipe

Rice Cake Pizza with Walnut Meat

Makes 13 slices
Macros per slice: 350 calories | 24 g fat | 25 g carbs | 9 g fiber | 15 g protein



13 brown rice cakes
¾ cup fresh basil, for layering


2 medium tomatoes
1 cup sundried tomatoes
1 garlic clove
¼ red or yellow onion
1Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. chili flakes or cayenne pepper
½ Tbsp. dried basil
½ tsp. dried thyme
½ tsp. dried parsley
½ tsp. dried oregano

Cashew Cheese

2 cups cashews
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
Juice of 1 small lemon (no more than ¼ cup)
½ tsp. salt
½ cup water

Walnut Meat

1-½ cup walnuts
1 cup sundried tomatoes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. dried sage
1 tsp. fennel seeds
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. rosemary
1 tsp. oregano
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt


  1. Prepare the sauce. In a blender, add all ingredients and mix until well combined.
  2. Prepare the cashew cheese. In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Prepare the walnut meat. In a blender, combine all ingredients for about 5 minutes or until smooth.
  4. To assemble the pizza, first place raw pizza sauce on each rice cake. Follow with cashew cheese, fresh basil and, finally, walnut meat.

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