In the three seconds it takes you to read this sentence, approximately 1050 slices of pizza will have been sold in America. Chances are you clicked on this article because you love a cheesy slice of pizza. If that sounds about right, then we’ve got some great news.
Gone are the days when you had to save pizza for cheat meals. Our vegan food blogger friends across the net have been whipping up something extra special lately: healthy vegan pizza recipes.
You can now have pizza every day. You know what that calls for? A PIZZA PARTY!
Never again do you have to feel like you’re missing out on pizza just because you’re vegan. Now that we know some healthy ways to enjoy it, it’s one of our favorite vegan foods, guilt-free!
Healthy Vegan Pizza Recipes That Are Way Better Than Delivery and Way Better for You
Everyone has a number; for some of us, that number is higher than others. So, what’s your number? Your pizza number that is.
If you had to guess, how many slices of pizza do you think you consume per year? For Americans, the number is in the double digits. Keep reading and see how you compare to the national average.
1. Sweet Potato Tofu Vegan Pizza
Are you a pizza for breakfast kind of person? If so, this is the pizza for you. We love this recipe because it's very versatile and customizable. Need to use up some veggies before they go bad? Add it to the tofu scramble. We also think the use of sweet potato as a base is borderline life-changing. Why haven't we done this sooner?!
Big thanks to Nikki for sharing this delight! You can get the step-by-step instructions for making your own sweet potato tofu pizza, here.
2. Spicy Chickpea Pizza with Cashew Cheese
This pizza will make you step back and say “oh wow, I want a pizza that.” Sarah from Well and Full really put some love into each step of this pizza from the umami cashew cheese and spicy chickpeas, to the peppery arugula and fresh spinach.
No detail was overlooked. She even adds cubed avo to the top, post-baking...brilliant! Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and Bon Appetite! Get the recipe here.
3. Nacho Vegan Pizza
We have to admit; we’re kinda upset we didn’t come up with the ingenious idea of using guacamole as a pizza base. Nonetheless, Melissa from the Stingy Vegan impressed us with her marriage of our two favorite foods: nachos and pizza.
This pizza is brilliant because it’s a great way to load up on veggies, healthy fats (looking at you avocados), and of course, legumes. If you throw in some nutritional yeast when you’re making the dough and enjoy a slice or two in the sunshine, you could potentially get in all of your nutrients.
4. Raw Vegan Pizza with Pesto
Raw vegans, you’re in for a treat with this one. You didn’t really think that pizza was no longer an option now that you’re a raw vegan did you? The best part about this vegan pizza is that it’s low fat, oil-free, and salt-free.
Emily from this Rawsome Vegan Life (great name) shares with us her creative take on raw vegan pizza. We love that she uses dehydrated zoodles for the crust!
5. Hummus and Veggies Pizza
If you love hummus as much as we do,x then you’ll be thrilled to see that it made its way to your next pizza. The creaminess of the hummus will make you forget all about the lack of cheese on this pizza.
We love the idea of using artichoke hearts, black olives, and mushrooms which pair really nicely with the chickpea base. Load up on the veggies and roast away. Find the details of Sina’s recipe at Vegan Heaven.
DIY Vegan Pizza Crusts
Maybe you’re like us and like to experiment with your own flavors and toppings when making pizza, but perhaps you need a little help with the crust. We’ve pulled a few of our favorite crusts from our bookmarks.
Vegan Pizza Crust
Sometimes you don’t want the fancy, exotic, out-of-the-pizza-box recipe. Sometimes you want to want to enjoy your vegan pizza as if it was straight from the streets of New York (without all the animal cruelty). Or maybe you’re cooking for others who aren’t so adventurous as you (or maybe you’re not even telling them its vegan).
No matter what the case is, you always need a plain and basic vegan pizza crust recipe tucked in your back pocket just in case you want to make calzones, breadsticks, or vegan donuts. Check out these other creative uses for pizza dough.
A big thanks to the Elephantastic Vegan for this excellent vegan pizza dough recipe. If you want to up your health game, opt for whole wheat flour.
The Quinoa Crust
On the other hand, we sometimes we crave that fancy, exotic, out-of-the-pizza-box recipe. And for those moments, we pair our exotic creations with this incredibly nutty, texturized quinoa crust.
Kibby from Kibby’s Blended Life shares with us her awesome quinoa crust that she uses to make drool-worthy vegan pizzas. You can find all the info here.
Pizza crusts that are chock-full of gluten are just so outdated these days. Let us introduce you to our favorite vegetable that ever was introduced to pizza: cauliflower.
The secret to a cauliflower crust is getting it nice and crispy before loading it up with yummy vegan toppings and sending it back in the oven.
Here’s one of our favorite tried and trusted cauli crust recipes from the Minimalist Baker. It can take a little time to nail down the perfect thickness of the crust. Pro tip: make sure you drain your cauliflower, so your crust comes out crispy, not soggy.
In the event, you don’t want to go through the trouble of crafting your own, Trader Joe’s has an AH-mazing gluten-free and VEGAN cauliflower pizza crust that is honestly, to die for. It comes out perfectly crispy every time.
What’s Your Favorite Vegan Pizza Recipe?
Ah, you made it. Let’s compare numbers: the average American consumes 46 slices of pizza per year. With these vegan pizza recipes, you no longer have to be ashamed of your number.
Like any good foodie, we love to share recipes. What are your currently cooking? What’s your go-to vegan pizza topping? Have any great pizza base or crust ideas? We want to know! Comment below and share with us your favorites!
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