A Vegan Pizza Recipe That Won't Leave You Feeling Deprived

Posted on: 8 January 2016

As a vegan, it can be tough to watch your friends eat foods that you used to enjoy while you chow down on the meat and dairy-free versions. Many a vegan has slipped up and indulged in these off-limits foods because they just couldn't stand the temptation. If you want to avoid slip-ups, you have to make sure the food you make for yourself is just as enticing and appetizing as the non-vegan food your friends are eating. This homemade vegan pizza absolutely falls into that category. It's so flavorful and mouthwatering that your friends eating non-vegan delivery pizza may even beg you for a sample.

You'll need:

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon rapid rising yeast
  • 1 cup of your favorite jarred, vegan pizza sauce
  • 1 jarred, roasted red pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florettes
  • ½ cup broccoli florettes
  • 1 cup soy cheese, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil


To prepare the pizza dough, begin by combining the flour, yeast and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Mix well, and then pour in the water and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir until a firm dough forms. Then, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for about 6 minutes. Spray a large bowl with some non-stick spray, and place the dough inside. Cover the bowl, and place it in a warm place to let the dough rise for about an hour.

While the dough is rising, prepare the vegetables. Place the broccoli and cauliflower in a saucepan along with a sprinkle of salt and a little water. Cover, and simmer for 2 – 3 minute or until slightly tender, but still mostly crisp in texture. Drain the water and set the veggies aside.

Add the remaining tablespoon of water to a skillet, and then toss in the onion and garlic. Saute until soft and tender. Set aside.

When the dough is finished rising, punch it down. Then, shape it into a round ball. Let this ball rest on a greased surface for about 15 minutes, and then use your hands to shape it into a 12-inch circle. If you do not have a round pizza pan, you can also stretch it out to fit in a rectangular pan that measures about 10 by 14 inches.

Top the pizza with the sauce, followed by the soy cheese and then the prepared veggies. Slice the roasted red pepper into thin slices, and place it on top of the pizza. Sprinkle your masterpiece with the oregano and basil. Then, bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. The crust should be golden brown and crispy.

For more information, contact Greg's Pizza or a similar location.