Healthy Vegetarian Pizza Recipes are Easy to Come By
Pizza has always been one of my favorite foods. Not only do I love the taste, but I love the process of making a pizza from scratch. Forming the dough and placing all of my favorite toppings on top is one of the most satisfying things. Pulling the hot and golden pizza out of the oven to drizzle olive oil and sprinkle fresh basil to garnish, wow. My mouth is watering just thinking about this homemade vegetarian pizza recipe that I am about to share with you. I love this recipe for vegetarian pizza because it can easily be transformed into a pizza vegan recipe with the swap of one ingredient. That being said, I will ensure you know how to make both of these vegetarian and vegan pizza recipe ideas by the time we’re done here. Let’s get started.
Pizza Dough Recipe
All good pizzas start with the dough. What I am about to share with you is a pizza dough recipe vegan and vegetarian eaters will love. It is quite simple and easy to follow. If you head over to Jessica In The Kitchen you will be able to find the best vegan and vegetarian pizza crust recipe I have ever tried. While you’re at it, check out some of her other recipes as they are all so delicious. Moving on, let’s talk about the sauce.
Pizza Sauce Recipe
Using a premade sauce is totally valid and a lot of them are naturally vegan and vegetarian. If you are going to opt for a pre-made sauce just make sure you read the label. However, this vegan and vegetarian pizza sauce recipe will blow your mind. All you will need are the ingredients listed below and a high speed blender.
- 1 can tomatoes
- fresh basil (the amount is up to you)
- 3 cloves fresh garlic
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
To make this sauce, simply blend all of your ingredients in your blender until they are well combined. I enjoy leaving a few chunks, however do whatever you prefer.
Now that your sauce is ready, it’s time to learn how to make the best pizza vegetarian recipe as well as the best vegan pizza recipe no cheese you will ever try.
Simple Vegan Pizza Recipe
You already know how to make the dough and the sauce, so all that’s left to focus on are the toppings. I believe that the most delicious pizzas are the simplest. When there are only a few toppings you can really appreciate every bite without getting overwhelmed. So here’s what you will need:
- Mozzarella cheese (for vegetarian version)
- Vegan mozzarella (for vegan version, I use follow your heart)
- Red onions, finely sliced
- Red peppers, finely sliced
- Fresh basil, for garnish
- Olive oil, for garnish
- Red pepper flakes, for garnish
Believe it or not, that’s all you will need. Some pizza vegetarian recipes and vegan pizza recipes without cheese use way too many vegetables. For this one, as I said before, we’re keeping it simple.
Once your dough is ready and formed with a nice crust around the outside, pour your homemade (or store bought) sauce to cover the dough in its entirety. Add your cheese of choice, don’t be shy during this step. Finally add your onions and peppers on top. Add as little or as many as you’d like. Place your pizza in the oven and bake until crispy and golden.
When it comes time to serve your pizza, drizzle olive oil on top and add your fresh basil leaves. If you like a little bit of spice, add your red pepper flakes. I always love to dip my pizza crust in sauce. If you do as well, make sure you have your favorite sauce on standby. Now you could choose to follow a vegan flatbread pizza recipe or a whole foods vegan pizza recipe but I am glad you didn’t. I am certain that you will have no regrets following this pizza recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
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