RE: White Pizza Sauce
When white pizza sauce was first offered to the mainstream decades ago I automatically thought it meant white sauce as opposed to the traditional red sauce. Like the white sauce used in biscuits and gravy, that’s how my mind saw it.
Red or white sauce, they ask?
You have white sauce?
Yes we do.
Okay I’ll take that.
When the pizza comes out I say, where’s the white sauce? I also ordered spinach and Kalamata olives on it. No white sauce. The white sauce decades ago that remains unchanged today was oil and garlic.
Naively I thought that oil and garlic were two basic, traditional and required ingredients on every pizza. Not any more. Somebody way back when decided to call what used to come with the crust a sauce. They changed the rules so they could make more money for the oil and garlic. That’s sort of like charging you extra for breadsticks that have garlic oil drizzled on them.
As long as somebody is going to charge you for white sauce, they need to deliver a white sauce, not something to which they applied the name white knowing the brains of people would see white and cream, but be getting garlic and oil accompanied by an uptick in price.
This is it. Sharon’s Way!
BABA WHITE SAUCE
Store-bought baba ghannouj and dairy-free cream cheese with garlic, tarragon and a little heat! When you want white sauce instead of red sauce on your animal-free pizza, this is a great one!
Makes 1-3/4 cups
8 oz. Tofutti plain cream cheese (dairy-free)
8 oz. Amir Foods BABA GHANNOUJ
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. dried tarragon
1/4 t. red cayenne pepper
2 t. granulated sugar
salt and black pepper to taste
1- Combine all ingredients in bowl. Stir and mash with a potato masher till completely incorporated.
2- Transfer to covered container and refrigerate till ready to use.