Vegan Supreme Pizza
This recipe is for all you pizza loving vegans out there. This recipe is so similar to traditional pizza, that you won't even be able to tell that it's vegan! This recipe is also made 100% from scratch, so you will be able to customize each element to your liking! This pizza is dairy free, oil free, starch free, and filled with healthy vegetables!
Happy Wednesday! I want to apologies for the delay in putting this recipe out, but it is finally here! This is by FAR the best vegan pizza I have ever had, and that includes vegan pizzas that have premade vegan cheese that is filled with oils. This recipe also is the healthiest pizza I personally have ever tried, or made. With the combination of those two things, I think it is safe to say you have to make this.
Pizza has always been a favorite of mine, growing up we ate a lot of pizzas, because they were convenient and fast. When I went vegan it was always my one answer to people asking me if there was anything I missed. It is not like I desperately missed it, but every once in awhile when you smell a Domino's pizza, you're just like damn. However I am happy to share with you that this pizza will hit the spot perfectly, leaving you never craving anything that isn't whole foods plant based! It is times like this I really wonder why the entire world isn't vegan yet, someday soon though!
Now, like I said earlier this dish is not only delicious, but it is also super healthy! I used clean ingredients that were as unrefined as possible. The only thing this dish is not is gluten-free, however it can easily be made gluten-free if you sub for gluten-free flour, or use a premade GF crust. I do not have a gluten allergy, so there was no reason for me to eat this gluten-free, although I may experiment in the future making a GF dough, and if I am successful I will be sure to share it with all of you. Now onto the best part of this recipe, the cheese! I posted a video on my Instagram story the other day that showcased just how stretchy and cheesy this cheese gets when cooked, it also bubbles up like traditional cheese on pizza(one of my favorite parts of pizza). The cheese is loaded with fiber and nutrients, two things that traditional pizza lacks. People always think that pizza is unhealthy because "it is so high in carbs!!", however it is really the cheese and meat on pizza that make it so terrible for you. When you really think about a vegan pizza such as this one it is actually health promoting, say what!? health promoting pizza, no way! Yes way my friends, first, the dough is made from whole wheat flour, a great source of protein, fiber, and vitamins/minerals. The sauce, tomatoes and herbs, again vitamins/minerals. The cheese, nuts, psyllium husk, nutritional yeast, more fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Then extra veggies added on top! All I am hearing is that I can truly enjoy pizza throughout the week 100% guilt free, sign me up!
Total Time: 3 hours wait time, 35 active hands on
For the Dough:
- 2 Cups whole wheat flour
- 1 Packet active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon date syrup
- 1/2 Cup warm water
For the Sauce:
- 1 Can tomato paste
- 1 Can tomato sauce
- 1/2 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 5-6 Basil leaves chopped
For the Cheese:
- 1/2 Cup raw cashews soaked
- 2 Tablespoons psyllium husk
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 Cup plant milk of choice, or water ( I have used Almond, Soy, and water, and they are all honestly great!)
- 1 Teaspoon miso paste
- 1 Bell pepper
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 Cup mushrooms
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- extra basil
For the Dough:
Start by heating up your water so that it is warm, then add the date paste and mix until combined. Add the yeast and set aside for 10 minutes.
Add the flour and knead into a ball, set aside for 2-3 hours.
For the Cheese:
Ensure you have soaked your cashews for a couple hours or overnight.
In a high speed blender combine all ingredients together and blend until very smooth, it will thicken fast so make sure you blend as soon as you combine ingredients.
Pour into a bowl and set in the fridge 2-3 hours.
For the Sauce:
Combine paste and sauce together and mix until thick smooth consistency is achieved. Add the balsamic, minced garlic and basil and mix again.
preheat oven to 400
To assemble roll out the dough into circle and place on a silicon baking mat, or coat a stone saucer with cornmeal, to ensure it doesn't stick.
Next with a spoon spread the sauce onto the dough coating evenly
Break up the cheese and place randomly over the sauce.
Chopped up your vegetables and place around the pizza however you like.
Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes. You can broil for 2 minutes at the end to get a nice crisp, but this step is completely optional. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before eating, enjoy!