18 Apr Vegan Pizza
Vegan Pizza With Recipe Included
When you decide to become vegan, the first thing you struggle with is not being able to eat some of your favorite foods; pizza included. Most pizzerias have pizzas rich in animal products or their derivatives and making the switch is not easy for most. However, you can enjoy a sumptuous veggie pizza right at the comfort of your home.
What Makes A Pizza Vegan?
You may think that to make a pizza vegan all you have to do is get rid of the cheese and any other animal products on the toppings and you’re good to go. However, some crusts contain animal products and are therefore not vegan. Some sauces are not vegan either. The one sure way of making sure your veggie pizza is all vegan is making it yourself from home.
In this article, I will share my favorite homemade vegan pizza recipe.
For the pizza
- ½ garlic herb pizza crust. You could buy it ready made or make it yourself from home. The Trader Joe’s garlic herb pizza crust is my favorite.
- ½ cup of green, red and orange bell pepper, chopped.
- 1/3 cup chopped red onions.
- 1 cup of chopped button mushrooms.
- ½ cup of fresh or dried oregano, basil and garlic powder.
- ¼ tablespoon sea salt
For the sauce
- One 15 ounces of tomato sauce or if organic tomato paste use 6 ounces.
- ½ tablespoon of dried basil, oregano, granulated sugar and garlic powder.
- ¼ tablespoon sea salt.
- ½ cup vegan cheese (parmesan)
- Dried oregano and red pepper flake
- Preheat your oven to 218 C (425 degrees F).
- Using a large skillet, cook the olive oil, onion and peppers, salt and herbs until slightly charred and soft. Keep stirring to avoid sticking. Add mushrooms towards the end.
- Make your sauce by mixing the tomato sauce, seasonings and salt in a bowl. If too thick, you can add water until you get desired consistency.
- To make the vegan parmesan, blitz raw cashes, nutritional yeast, sea salt and garlic powder using a food processor until it’s fine. Put in a jar and refrigerate for freshness.
- Roll out the dough onto a parchment lined sheet for baking. You want your pizza and parchment to directly go to the oven so that the crust is crisp and evenly cooked.
- Top with tomato sauce in desired amounts. The leftovers can be put in a jar and used later by sprinkling over the sauteed veggies and parmesan cheese.
- Use a baking sheet to gently put the pizza onto the oven rack without moving the parchment sheet; otherwise your pizza could fall through.
- Cook for 17 to 20 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
- Serve with remaining dried red pepper flakes, oregano, and parmesan cheese. Leftovers can last relatively well without the need for reheating.
Now that’s one simple recipe that you should definitely try out from the comfort of your home and I guarantee you will love it whether you’re vegan or not.
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