lemony blackened broccoli pizza

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, baking, Dinner, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan

lemony blackened broccoli pizza

I am a Burning Man attendee.

Jason is a Rainbow Gathering attendee.

Growing up in different parts of the country, I’m thinking. We both followed the Grateful Dead a bit, but that is another story for … another blog day.

lemony blackened broccoli pizza

At Burning Man, the “currency” is trade – a no cash operation.

At Rainbow, apparently you get such a craving for Snickers bars that you drive 40 miles for one. It was worth it, I hear.

The following year, when Jason returned to The Big One (literally called The Nationals), he was enterprising – he brought with him cases and cases of Snickers bars. Sold them for $5 a piece, easily.

lemony blackened broccoli pizza

Then he learned from his friends at Tea Time (where you can always get delicious fresh brewed tea) that if you eat sugar out in the sun, you attract mosquitoes.

The Snickers bars were hidden away, and out came the sale of garlic. πŸ˜‰

Away went theΒ mosquitoes.

Out came the Snickers bars…?

I see how a trend can circle here.

I think all I’d need to use as currency is this pizza. Everyone would love it. It’s green.

lemony blackened broccoli pizza

lemony blackened broccoli pizza

dairy, soy, and gluten free, vegan

makes one pie

2 large trees broccoli
olive oil
sea salt
juice of 2 lemons, divided
1 cup slow cooker basil marinara
4-5 ounces cheese (dairy / soy free)
1 gluten free pizza crust recipe

Chop broccoli into small trees, arrange in single layer on parchmented baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt, juice of one lemon.Β Roast at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, turning at 15 minutes.

Par bake pizza crust (10 minutes at 350). Top with marinara and cheese, pile roasted broccoli on last. Bake at 350 for another 15-17 minutes, until cheese is melty and crust is cooked through.

Squeeze remaining lemon over top before serving.

lemony blackened broccoli pizza

Ever been to one of the festivals? What would your currency be?


{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers May 8, 2013 at 4:02 am

Can beer be a currency? I think people would pay a lot for that. :)

I haven’t made pizza crust in a such a long time. I need to check out your recipe!


2 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

absolutely they would – that’s just smart trading.


3 Andrea Mynard May 8, 2013 at 4:57 am

I have a glut of purple sprouting broccoli at the moment, loving it but very keen to use it in a few different ways. hadn’t thought of pizza so thanks for the idea.


4 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

lucky you with all that broccoli! enjoy!


5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 8, 2013 at 5:50 am

Can I have the pizza and then snickers for dessert?

Having been to a lot of huge festivals… Sadly my currency would be toilet paper.


6 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 8, 2013 at 8:06 am

Sadly?! SADLY?!?! Toilet paper is gold.

Now THERE’S a thought: gold toilet paper.

Wasteful. But fun.


7 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:51 am

agreed. that’s just smart. as long as you don’t trade it all away…


8 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:52 am

see? that shows you know what’s up. sadly nothin’, that’s genius! trade ya a snickers for a roll…


9 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 8, 2013 at 8:08 am

I kind of ate this the other night. If by eating broccoli, tomato sauce, and a jumbo-sized, locally made herbed English muffin counts as ‘pizza.’

We can call it deconstructed?


10 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

hmm – we were on the same wavelength again! and YES, English muffin pizza is a childhood classic!


11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 8, 2013 at 8:13 am

Dang that pizza looks good! I chuckled when you said you were a Burning Man attendee…

I’ve never been to a festival like that. I don’t know, sweets seem like a good idea to take for trade. πŸ˜‰


12 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

it was years ago. college stuff, you know. Jason makes fun of my Burner days, and I make fun of his Rainbow ways…


13 Heather (Where's the Beach) May 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

I really want that pizza right now! Wow, love the flavor combos going on there. I’ve never been to any festival quite like that. Does Memphis in May count? Probably not. Now, Snickers are good, but not sure they’re THAT good. Maybe wine…yep, definitely wine πŸ˜‰


14 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

wine. yes. you would get along just fine in the barter system with wine. πŸ˜‰


15 lindsay May 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

maybe frozen snickers? hehe We have those at festivals. But you know austin, so many unique festivals, like portland!


16 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

ding ding ding, Lindsay wins with frozen snickers!! and yes… I have been to a few of Austin’s festivals… πŸ˜‰


17 Jess May 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

I love your stories!!! AND your recipes (mmm lemon, broccoli, pizaaaaaa). AND you!! <3


18 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm



19 Somer May 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

Gorgeous, so, do the daiya wedges taste better than their shreds? I can’t believe how stretchy that is!


20 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

YES they do!! I wasn’t a big fan of the shreds, and I LOVE the wedges – havarti is my favorite but I love them all. it is so melty good!


21 Somer May 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Good to know, I thought the shreds were a bit… boogery… πŸ˜‰


22 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:27 am



23 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

… I think it is not usually that stretchy, I had another ‘cheese’ with it but it was out of wrapper so I couldn’t remember which kind…


24 Somer May 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

No worries! xx


25 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl May 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Yum! This looks super tasty. I love a good vegan pizza :).


26 Beth @ Tasty Yummies May 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

This looks amazing!! You’d have to be crazy not to want this yummy pizza!!
As for a currency, I think I would have to say baby wipes or a nice lavender antibacterial spray. Get off that outer level of grime, clean your hands up, wipe your sweaty face, etc. Whenever I am at festivals or events with lots of people all I want to do is wash my hands.


27 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:28 am

oh YES – those things are always in high demand (and I at least carry the wipes – the spray would be good too!)


28 Abby May 9, 2013 at 6:26 am

Minus the lemon, I would be all over this pizza. Sprinkle on a little oregano and try to keep me away…

Anyway, I’m not too into festivals, but my currency would totally be anti-bacterial hand spray, soft toilet paper, deodorant and mini-Snickers for those who are too cheap for the big ones πŸ˜‰


29 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:25 am

you would get along just fine with that currency πŸ˜‰


30 Barbara May 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

Wonderful recipe. Try adding a handful of roasted walnuts and this will take you “over the top!”


31 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies May 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I wish more pizzas had broccoli on them–why don’t they?! I love that you added lemon too, of course. :) I just ate dinner and now my stomach is rumbling again!


32 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

I completely agree – more pizza should have broccoli!


33 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm

The lemon juice sounds really interesting in this recipe. I’m fascinated.
I’ve never been to one of the festivals, but they sound like a lot of fun.


34 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

I just love lemon, it’s one of those ingredients I add to just about everything πŸ˜‰


35 jobo May 10, 2013 at 9:36 am

YUM! that looks AMAZING!!! I LOVE lemon with broccoli!!


36 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

I do too, two of my favorite things!


37 Allie May 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Mmm, lemon. Mmm, blackened broccoli. That’s all I need to hear to lure me in–the rest is just decoration πŸ˜‰ I’ve never been to a festival–I love the idea of trade only!


38 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:12 am

decoration, or a vehicle πŸ˜‰ I piled that broccoli pretty high!

yep, pretty cool thing about Burning Man, I think – the trade only.


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