Making vegan pizza
At our Wednesday night potluck this week, it was my turn to bring the main dish and I finally made something I’d been wanting to make since I went vegan…pizza!
I started off with a store bought organic whole wheat crust from Whole Foods.
I brushed each crust with a little extra virgin olive oil and spread it with tomato sauce sprinkled with garlic and oregano.
Then I started adding the toppings, including this meatless pepperoni:
And Daiya cheese, which is all the rage in the vegan realm right now!
Veggie toppings (all organic) included: mushrooms, green peppers, onion, olives…I think that was it.
Before going into the oven!
I baked each pizza (at 400 degrees) for about 17 minutes to melt the cheese and when the edges of the crust were crispy.
Before I went home to start making the pizza, I stopped at the store to get some supplies in order to transport them to my friend’s house.
One fit into this cake carrier perfectly, best idea ever!
It tasted great! The veggies were firm, the faux pepperoni was crisp, and the cheese tasted very cheesy! My only disappointment was that the crust did not get as firm as I would’ve liked. The edges were crunchy but the rest of it was still rather soft.
But everyone really seemed to like it. Between the 5 of us girls, both pizzas disappeared!
I highly recommend the Daiya cheese. It’s not quite the same, but it does have a very cheesy taste and it melts really well, unlike some other non-dairy cheeses on the market.
I can’t wait to use it in lasagna and some other recipes soon!