Roasted Vegetable Kale Pesto Pizza

Roasted Vegetable Kale Pesto Pizza

Roasted Vegetable Kale Pesto Pizza

Throwing together low-cost ingredients to create a tasty pizza is truly effortless. With my easy dough, roasted vegetable, and kale pesto recipes- you can create this Roasted Vegetable Kale Pesto Pizza. Topped with hemp seeds and sunflower seeds, this pizza gives you a crunch with every bite.

Roasted Vegetable Kale Pesto Pizza

Yields 1 medium pizza; 8 slices

Ingredients

1 pizza dough recipe

1 cup roasted vegetables recipe

2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds

1/2 cup vegan mozzarella 

1-2 Tbsp. hempseed

3 Tbsp. kale pesto recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. On a lightly greased baking dish, press dough until desired size and thickness is met.
  3. Rub pesto on top of dough, followed by vegetables, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and cheese.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and slice.
  5. Serve immedietly.

Chef’s tip: Cook the pizza for an extra 5 minutes for an extra crispy crust.

Vegan Pizza Dough

Vegan Pizza Dough
Vegan Pizza Dough

Pizza making is one of the greatest things you can do with your time! Making your own dough from scratch, letting it rise, and putting the time and effort into forming the pie makes for a super gratifying end result. For any cheese or pizza lover, this recipe will leave your belly full and super satisfied from all your work. Making an organic pizza is truly delicious and once you see how quick you can make them yourselves, you’ll be a home pizza shop in no time.

Vegan Pizza Dough

Yields 2 pizzas

Ingredients

4 cups King Arthur organic flour

1 tsp. organic sugar

1 Tbsp. instant dry yeast

2 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

1-1/2 cups warm water

2 Tbsp. avocado oil

1 cup tomato sauce

2 cups veggies of choice

2 cups shredded cheese of choice

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine warm water, oil, sugar, yeast and mix allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, add flour and salt. Pour in the starter and knead dough until dough is well together.
  3. Place in a greased bowl and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes. Take the dough out and slice into two pieces. Allow to rest again covered with a dish towel for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  5. Roll into circular shape on a dusted board with flour and top with sauce, vegetables of choice, and cheese of choice.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes on a pizza stone or until edges are golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

Chef’s tip: Be sure to poke holes in the dough before adding sauce or toppings. This will keep your dough from puffing up when it bakes.

Roasted “Tomato” Sauce

Roasted "Tomato" Sauce

With more people unable to eat acidic foods, I wanted to create this “tomato” sauce that everyone could enjoy on their pizza! This sauce uses red peppers and mushrooms which gives an almost tomato sauce flavor. Whether you are gluten-free or not, you can enjoy this sauce on a cauliflower pizza crust or a regular crust made from dough. Whichever you chose, you will be impressed.

Roasted "Tomato" Sauce

Yields 1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

2 medium red peppers

4-5 medium baby bella mushrooms

1 medium red onion, halved

2 Tbsp. fresh parsley

2-3 cloves of garlic

Pinch of Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

Pinch of Spicely Organics ground black pepper

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. On a baking sheet, place peppers on and place into the oven. Roast for 25-30 minutes. Once peppers are soft, turn them on their sides and turn oven to broil. Place peppers on top rack and allow to “burn” until the skin is black.  Remove and set aside to cool.
  3. Remove skins once peppers have cooled down. 
  4. In a blender, add your red pepper, mushrooms, onion, parsley, and garlic. Blend until mixture is well combined. Pour on to favorite pizza crust, or pasta dish.

Chef’s tip: This sauce is great for those who would like to enjoy pizza but can not have tomato sauce or vinegar.

Cauliflower Pizza with “Tomato” Sauce

Cauliflower Pizza

Sometimes it can be difficult to find foods that fit our dietary and nutritional needs which is why I have created this gluten and acidic free pizza. Inspired recently by a fellow follower, who is unable to eat tomatoes and has certain dietary restrictions, I came up with this well suitable option. The next family dinner night you have, I invite you to try making this healthy alternative that will leave your belly full. Adding any toppings of your choice is always alright so feel free to get creative!Cauliflower Pizza

Yields 1 large pizza

Ingredients 

1 head cauliflower (about 4 to 5 cups), riced

2 Tbsp. Bobs Red Mill Egg Replacer + 4 Tbsp. filtered water

1/4 cup vegan Parmesan, (optional)

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. fresh basil, minced (optional)

1/4 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

1/8 tsp. Spicely Organics Ground Black Pepper

1 tsp. Vitacost olive oil

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Using a box grater, grate your cauliflower to make the rice and set it aside. 
  3. In a medium pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil and pour in cauliflower rice. Allow to cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Drain using a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth. Squeeze any remaining liquid out- very important step. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine your egg replacer and water. Set aside
  5. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower rice, egg replacer, oregano, salt, pepper, basil, garlic, flour, and vegan Parmesan. Mix until dough l-like consistency forms. 
  6. On a lined baking sheet with parchment paper, sprinkle with flour or corn meal to help keep it from sticking. Spread out the dough 1/2 in thick so it has a nice crust to it. 
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and add your sauce of choice, vegetables, protein, cheese, or any topping you’d like. Return to the oven for an additional 7-8 minutes just to brown the toppings or cheese. 
  9. Slice and enjoy with parsley or red pepper flakes on top. 

Chef’s tip: Make sure to lightly spray or oil the parchment paper so it does not stick to the crust. Also, I pre roasted a few slices of sliced onion, mushroom, and bell peppers to place on top of the pizza before baking it again.

Spicy Vegetable Pizza

Vegetable Pizza

A crispy pizza topped with colorful plant-based ingredients. Now that is a pie! Instead of using normal marinara sauce, this pizza is drizzled in hot sauce to make one of the simplest veggie pizza’s. After letting the dough rise and pressing it down into a circle or rectangle shape, you get to decide what you will top it with. This part can be totally up to you and what you have on hand or buy. I went with what I had and made this supreme hot sauce veggie pizza. After making this, you will be flipping dough in the air in no time! Make sure to give this a try the next time you are craving some pizza.

Yields 8 slices 

Ingredients 

Dough:

2 1/4 tsp. Red Star Active Dry Yeast

1 tsp. Simple Truth organic sugar

1 cup warm filtered water

2 1/2 cups King Arthur organic flour

2 Tbsp. Vitacost certified organic extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

Toppings:

2 mushrooms

1/2 cup eggplant, cubed

1/4 cup red onion

4 small garlic cloves, whole

1/4 cup red hot sauce 

Sprinkle vegan cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast, sugar, and warm water. Allow it to get foamy on top, roughly 5-7 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Stir in the flour, oil, and salt to form the dough. Allow to rest for 20 minutes covered. 
  4. When dough is done resting, then out onto a lightly floured surface to roll pizza into circle or rectangular shape.
  5. Pour hot sauce over dough and then add your toppings.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and then rotate- cooking for an additional 5-10 minutes or until desired browness is achieved. 

Chef’s tip: To crisp up the sides and top of the pizza, place under the broiler after baking for 2-3 minutes. This will get you a nicely colored crust and crispy-gooey cheese. If for any reason the bbq sauce it too spicy, you can add 1 Tbsp. vegan butter to mild it out.