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Vegan Pizza Recipe

Updated on June 13, 2013

Is Vegan Pizza possible? Yes! Plus it's delicious and healthy.

If you are wondering if you can make a pizza into a vegan dish - don't worry.

It's super easy to make pizza into a compassionate, vegan dish - simply skip all the animal ingredients! If the idea of making a pizza without cheese makes you cringe, simply go into your local supermarket, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's and you'll probably find some dairy-free cheeses that will be perfect in your pizza.

Even when ordering at your local pizza place, simply ask for pizza with no cheese, and lots of vegetables - and I guarantee that it will come out delicious.

Warning! Last time I ordered a vegan pizza in a restaurant, everybody else wanted to eat it, praising how healthy it is, and there hardly was anything left for me.

Vegan pizza toppings

It's easy to make your own pizza dough, but if that seems overwhelming, you can simply buy ready-made dough in a grocery store or your local pizza place.

As for toppings - use your imagination to come up with creative combinations for pizza toppings.

My favorite toppings when making a pizza that is free from any animal secretions or animal flesh, I like to use are:

  • tomato sauce (make sure it's not too watery)
  • fresh tomato slices
  • mushrooms (all kinds, I like to chop them and stir fry them with a splash of tamari sauce before putting on the pizza)
  • caramelized onions
  • caramelized garlic
  • peppers (all colors; green, yellow, red, orange - a combination of these will look delightful!)
  • zucchini slices
  • avocado slices
  • olives
  • spinach or other leafy greens (pre-steamed and drained)
  • fresh basil or other fresh herbs
  • tofu (blend tofu with garlic, lemon, and lots of basil for a vegan
  • vegan sausages (I love the Tofurky brand)

I'm sure you can find many more options, once you get your creative cooking juices flowing!

I bought one whole wheat dough and one regular pizza dough at Trader Joe's.
I bought one whole wheat dough and one regular pizza dough at Trader Joe's.
Onions are some of my favorite toppings. Sometimes I even make a simple onion pizza!
Onions are some of my favorite toppings. Sometimes I even make a simple onion pizza!
Onions and garlic are even better. Caramelize some garlic and onions before putting them on your pizza.
Onions and garlic are even better. Caramelize some garlic and onions before putting them on your pizza.

Put on your creative cooking hat, and find some new topping combinations for your pizzas. Below, you will see chanterelle mushroom as an example of a topping that will transform your simple pizza into a sophisticated dish. (I pre-cooked the mushrooms with some spices and cashew cream.)

Don't be afraid to experiment with various toppings!

Spinach and onion getting ready for pizza.
Spinach and onion getting ready for pizza.
Getting the chanterelle mushrooms ready for pizza.
Getting the chanterelle mushrooms ready for pizza.
Green pizza ready to go into oven!
Green pizza ready to go into oven!
Why not top your pizza with avocado slices?
Why not top your pizza with avocado slices?

All the pizzas in these photos were made with only fresh vegetables and some tomato sauce. I didn't use any cheese - but you can certainly buy excellent vegan cheeses in many stores these days.

The pizzas came out delicious - even my 8 year old liked them (at least the ones with lots of tomato sauce ;-)) - which means they were not too shabby!

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      Joanna Slodownik 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I live in NJ in a neighborhood where there are many Polish stores. I bought them there frozen. They were quite delicious. I guess in Mexico they will not be so easily available.

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      Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

      Everything looks delicious! I would love to live in a place where chanterelle mushrooms grow. I ate them when I visited Switzerland many years ago and they are absolutely delicious; must be fabulous in a pizza.

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