This pizza is seriously, seriouslyyyyy the best pizza I’ve ever made. And I’m Sicilian-that’s saying something.
Complete Vegan Pizza
I like a simple dough. I’ve made it so many times that I really don’t measure. The big trick to any dough is to just add until it feels right. The general outline, however, is:
-2 1/2 Cups of Flour (Wheat, White….haven’t tried soya yet)
-2 Tablespoons of Yeast
-1 Cup warm water
-Teaspoon olive oil + some for your hands
-Optional: Garlic salt/powder and Oregano
I like to sprinkle my yeast over the water, stir, and let go. Of course many argue this isn’t needed anymore but…eh, I learned from some old Italians. The spices in the dough taste absolutely amazing, that could just be because I’m into spices, but it really takes it to another level. If the dough feels too wet, add flour. Too dry? Add water. Literally just mix it all with
your olive oil coated hands and cover the bowl with a clean dish towel and wait anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour for it to rise. The weather/barometric pressure will have a lot to do with this. You want it to experience about a 50% growth at least.
Spread that ball-o-dough onto an olive oil coated pizza pan and spread out. My favorite thing is to hold one edge of it, let gravity work, and go around all sides until it’s spread out, then drop it on the pan and spread it manually until it’s pizza-looking.
Extra tip: Pizza Hut (I know, I know) has some seriously awesome deep fried crust. I literally love pizza because of the crust. If you’re into that, a guilt free option is to take your favorite olive oil or vegan butter and melt it down and coat the dough with it at this point, before you add the toppings.
Okay, so I’m not exactly super-traditional. Sue me.
-Can/jar of sauce of tomatoes
-Favorite spices (I like oregano, basil, garlic salt, pepper, rosemary, and a little paprika)
Mix! Apply to dough!
-Your favorite vegan mozzarella cheese (I used Go! Veggie-and lots of it)
-Sausage-crumble TVP or tofu
Arrange these however you like. I put on some cheese, then some spinach, then the rest of the cheese, bell peppers, and sausage crumbles. Feel free to add and take out whatever your heart desires!
Slap that puppy (figuratively, I swear) into the oven at 425 for about 12-15 minutes. Make sure you check on it every 5-7 minutes. Since this is a veggie pizza, your main concern is the cheese melting and the bread getting crisp.
My husband was super impressed and I honestly was too. So impressed I ate half the pizza that very night. I never said I was a shining example of vegan health-I’m still learning ya’ll.