Finding just the right vegan pizza recipe can be annoying, especially when you’ve made the decision to cut out animal products (dairy, meat, etc) and replace those foods with more fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. This recipe is quick and easy and will help you feel satisfied and energetic after eating. Unlike most regular pizzas, this delicious vegan pizza will give you a good amount of quality energy and won’t make you feel sluggish and tired. Are you all-too-familiar with the way you feel after eating a few slices of regular pizza? I know two years ago when I wasn’t vegan that I’d feel like taking a 10 hour nap! What if I told you this amazing recipe will not only fill you up, but keep you energized and strong. Would you believe me? I hope so.
When I wasn’t vegan, eating was just a chore that I really didn’t care about. I would fill my body up with ice creams, burgers, fries, and anything else I could get my hands on. It wasn’t until 2 years (March 2011) ago when I discovered the health benefits from eating vegan that we permanently made the switch. One thing I notice about eating more fruits and vegetables are the color. This pizza recipe has a ton of gorgeous color and is very appealing to the tastebuds.
Ok, So What’s in the Recipe? I took ideas from a bunch of different recipes and combined them into one.
The Vegan Pizza Recipe
You can either make your own (various vegan pizza crust recipes) or you can buy your favorite crust from the store. In this recipe I chose to use a store bought kind (I was feeling a tad lazy today). I chose a flatbread. In the future, I will be making my own gluten and soy free pizza crust. I will add that recipe when I do!
I went ahead and followed a simple pizza sauce recipe found on yummly.com. Here’s the recipe for the sauce:
15 Ounces Tomato Sauce
6 Ounces Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp. Oregano (ground)
1 1/2 Tbsp. Minced Garlic (dried)
1 tsp paprika (ground)
The Nut Cheese
There are many different ways to make your own nut cheese. Since I wanted the recipe to be as easy as possible, and I already had some delicious Follow Your Heart Mozzarella in the fridge, I used that. But if you’re feeling adventurous, try making your own nut cheese.
Feel free to get as crazy as you’d like with toppings. I chose to use black olives, shredded carrots, and chives but you can add whatever you like. Before I was vegan I despised olives but now I like them on just about anything (except on my fingers – can’t handle the raw flavor yet).
And there you have it, a quick and easy vegan pizza recipe that you can enjoy whenever you like. I know I will be making this recipe more often now that I know what I’m doing and have all the ingredients. If you’ve found this recipe enjoyable and easy to make, please share it with the world!