If one food can bring us together, it is pizza. Whether you’re loyal to just a simple margarita, or love to load your dough with plenty of flavour, you can never go wrong with this Italian dish. So, what happens if you’re taking the leap of faith into veganism? What could you possibly load on your pizzas now cheese is out of the question? Fear not, we have collected together some of the tastiest vegan pizza toppings that are sure to make the transition into an animal-free diet a lot easier. Even if you aren’t a vegan, don’t be afraid to try out something different on your pizza next time; changing your pizza order doesn’t mean you’re devoting to changing your lifestyle entirely. We hope you’re reading this with a full stomach, because if you don’t crave pizza after reading some of these recipes, we will be shocked! Let’s get started on our list of healthier, colorful vegan alternatives to the much-loved pizza dish.
We have found the perfect replacement for your go-to pizza and mixed it up with a variety of vegan substitutes, from vegan Parmesan to mushrooms – this pizza really has it all.
Basic Vegan Pizza
We thought it would be a good idea to kick start these recipes with a standard vegan pizza. One of the key ingredients to a traditional pizza is the cheese. Well, we are here to tell you that you won’t even miss it after trying this recipe out. We have found the perfect replacement for your go-to pizza and mixed it up with a variety of vegan substitutes, from vegan Parmesan to mushrooms – this pizza really has it all. What we also loved about this one, is it leaves you to decide what you might want to add. You could pop some sweetcorn on there, or some peppers, the vegetable possibilities are endless.
To try a ‘pizza’ this (we love food-related puns) head over to the full recipe here: https://minimalistbaker.com/my-favorite-vegan-pizza/.
Spinach and Artichoke Pizza
Before clicking the link to this recipe, we want to remind you of the age-old saying: don’t judge a book by its cover. Or, for the purpose of this post, don’t judge a pizza by its toppings. This pizza might not look the most appetizing, but don’t let that fool you. This is by far the coziest vegan comfort food you will ever try. Not only will it leave you feeling satisfied and full, but it is super easy and quick to make, so won’t take you ages to prepare. Although this combination of flavors might not make your mouth water, your taste buds will certainly thank you for it later. You can always mix up this recipe by adding something a little extra to it too, remember, experimenting is key.
Click here for the full recipe: https://www.thissavoryvegan.com/vegan-spinach-artichoke-pizza/
BBQ and Crispy Cauliflower Pizza
If you are yet to take the plunge into a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, then you have probably tried a BBQ Chicken pizza. As one of the favorite flavors among our meat-eating friends, we thought this was a perfect recipe to encourage people to try; the BBQ and Crispy Cauliflower Pizza. Cauliflower is a staple part of a vegetarian and vegan diet. It can be used to supplement many different animal products and, as if this wasn’t good enough, it is also cheaper and substantially healthier for you too. This pizza, instead of bloating you out, will leave you feeling satisfied and energized- what more could you want? If loading veggies on your pizza isn’t your cup of tea, then this is a must try. The strong flavors of BBQ will distract you from the fact you are eating a completely animal-free pizza. Your vegan friends will be impressed, to say the least!
Get your paws on this recipe here: https://veganheaven.org/recipe/bbq-pizza-with-crispy-cauliflower-vegan/
Do we need to say anymore- Hummus and pizza? Two of the most incredible foods combined. Your eyes haven’t deceived you. We really do mean hummus pizza. Combining flavors from Italy and the Middle East has been the best decision we have ever made. This pizza couldn’t be easier, as all you are simply doing is replacing that traditional tomato sauce, with a layer of hummus. Simple, right? We love how customisable this pizza is, as you can add whatever vegetables take your fancy. If you’re looking to mix things up a little, while also being able to choose your favorite flavors, then this is the new pizza recipe for you.
Grab a slice of this recipe here: https://veganheaven.org/recipe/hummus-pizza-with-veggies/
Mexican Pizza with Avocado Cream
Haven’t got long to impress your vegan friends? No worries, this pizza is ready in less than half an hour. This will spice up any gathering, with a variety of different flavors, colors and smells. Talk about a flavor explosion. This pizza has everything, and we mean everything. From avocado to onions, tomatoes to black beans, your taste buds won’t know what hit them from the first bite. Again, say goodbye to that dairy-bloat after eating your usual pizza, instead you’ll feel comforted and content after every slice.
Find out how you can make your very own here: https://fitlivingeats.com/mexican-pizza-avocado-cream-vegan/
Who doesn’t love a bit of an experiment? Even if one of these pizza variations doesn’t tickle your fancy, try something new! Your trusty margarita won’t go anywhere, so don’t be afraid to treat your taste buds to something a little different. The possibilities are truly endless, and you might have fun trying them out in the meantime.
Also, here’s a little tip. Although we don’t condone cheating, try using a pre-made pizza base. You can get them from most supermarkets, even with different dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan…). Therefore, these recipes couldn’t be easier to try your hand at. Add some pre made pizza bases to your shopping list and experiment with different tastes, textures and spices – you might just find your new favorite pizza.
A blog by Rebecca Thomas