Are you looking for a vegan pizza recipe that will impress your family? Or maybe you're planning to take pizza to your next pot luck to wow everyone at the office? 'Cause who doesn't love pizza, right? It's almost become an American pastime to eat pizza. And when you go vegan, you start to wonder if you'll ever find a yummy vegan pizza recipe ever again! I had that moment. My mother had that moment. My boyfriend had that moment.
Then you take a deep breath and remember how much better all foods are tasting to you now that you are vegan. You think about all the good things you can pile onto a pizza and that panic begins to melt away. Once you let go of the idea of the "Standard American Pizza" and open your mind to all the options you truly have you'll realize that, as in every other area of your life, you are not giving something up by being vegan. In stead you are gaining a whole new pizza universe of taste combinations!
The following look really different and yet equally yummy to us and we hope you'll open your mind and give at least one of them a try this weekend. When you do, don't forget to come let us know how much you loved it!
I have to admit I'd never thought about putting hummus on a pizza until I saw this recipes. It looks so pretty and creamy! Who needs cheese? The folks over at Oh My Veggies know where it's at. They have the philosophy that if they can't replicate a non-vegan item (mozzarella in this case) they'll just do something else.
So, hummus and veggies happened in this pizza. And quite honestly, it looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I mean, we love all these things dipped into hummus so why not pile them onto a pizza? BRILLIANT!
This pizza is an amalgamation of sauces, and all of them sounds great alone. When put together? I have to admit that I am drooling a bit. Combine that with the buffalo chickpeas, and this becomes football food. You'd almost think this was designed for football fans... hmm gonna have to ask Vegan Risha about that.
White sauce, Ranch Sauce.... AAAAND Garlic sauce. Even if you decided not to put chickpeas on there that is a yummy combination. Tofu? Tempeh? Seitan? Yup, yup, and yup! The Vegan Richa sure knows how to make a good vegan pizza recipe.
The Plant Strong Vegan has made one of the prettiest pizza's I think I've seen in awhile. And it sounds pretty good to boot. Caramelized onions and sauteed spinach? Yes, please. Personally I think some toasted pinons would be great on this. What do you think?
Then the sauce, much like the hummus sauce from Oh My Veggies up there, I NEVER would have thought to use a Butternut Squash puree for a sauce/cheese sub. But, it sounds so freakin' good, I can't wait to give it a try.
This is a great recipe for those of you who love olives and onions. Garlic, too. ...Though, in all fairness, how many people actually DISLIKE garlic? I know I love it.
Something else we love about With Food + Love (and this recipe too) is that she talks a lot about Gluten free options and even includes a few things you can use for crusts that don't have gluten such as tortillas.
PRO TIP: Use a cast iron pizza pan to get the best of both worlds. Preheat it and it acts like a pizza stone without any of the breakage issues. We've had our cast iron pizza pan for 6 years and it's still going strong. How man pizza stones have you broken?
We have another white sauce pizza here from Veg Kitchen, but instead of Buffalo Chickpeas we're throwing some olives, sweet potatoes and onions! Gotta admit that as pretty as this is it sounded a bit strange when I first found this pizza. But, being an adventurous sort it also sounds like it'd be really interesting to try. I'm not a giant fan of olives, but most of my family is, so I'll let you know how it goes. I'm definitely thinking about serving this up for them.
If you get to it before I do be sure to let me know the results. And if you don't mind include any changes to the recipe you tried. This is how we all learn, folks!
You don't usually hear the words "Health Food" and "Pizza" in the same sentence but that is exactly what our friends over at "What Jew Wanna Eat" realized after putting this fine recipe together for us all. I'm more of a "smashed avocaco" girl myself, so when we make this pizza I'll "schmear" the avocados across the whole piece. What about you? Do you prefer to bite into a chunk of that creamy green goodness or have it spread out more like a sauce?