Vegan Pizza


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Vegan Pizza

Vegan Pizza

As soon as I got my hands on this new vegan mozzarella cheese (from a local vendor), I made a vegan pizza…and it tasted awesome!

Vegan Pizza Ingredients
Assembling the ingredients

Preparing the pizza dough is probably the most fun in making the pizza. You can, of course, use store-bought pizza base and start from there. 

First, we’ll activate the yeast by mixing it with warm water and sugar. Once it’s foamy, we’ll add flour and start mixing.

Kneading Vegan Pizza
Mixing and forming a shaggy dough

The dough will initially be super sticky, and will gradually come together as you knead.

Once kneaded, I covered the dough and let it rise for about 2 hours. Depending upon the type of flour and the nature/quality of the yeast, the dough will double, or even triple its size.

Kneading Vegan Pizza
Letting it rise

Next step : Continue kneading. Make sure you do this on a flat surface. A well-kneaded dough makes a soft pizza.

Kneading Vegan Pizza
Kneading

Time to turn the dough into a flat, pizza base (do check out the video instruction below to see how I did this).

Kneading Vegan Pizza
Shaping

Next, it’s time to sauce up and add toppings. I like to top it with onion, bell pepper, corn, olive, and tomato. 

Vegan Pizza Sauce
Saucing
Pizza Baking
Time to bake

I baked mine in a microwave-oven for 25 minutes. Needless to say, it came out SO good.

Note : If you don’t have vegan mozzarella, you can simply sprinkle this Homemade Vegan Parmesan Cheese (after it’s baked) and enjoy!

Vegan Pizza

Alright, let’s do this!

BTW, I recently published my cookbook with 90 easy-to-follow Indian recipes. Do check it out on Amazon. 🙂

Veganbell's Indian Vegan Cookbook

 

Vegan Pizza

Delicious homemade vegan pizza recipe by Veganbell.

Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pizza, vegan pizza
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas
Calories 819 kcal
Author Veganbell

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 cups 00 flour (aka double zero flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons semolina flour
  • 1 cup Pizza sauce (1/2 cup for each pizza)
  • 1 Onion cut into petals
  • 1 Bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 Tomatoes cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup Corn steamed
  • 1/4 cup Olives
  • Vegan mozzarella cheese (or powdered vegan parmesan)

Instructions

Step A : Activate the yeast

  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour the warm water along with sugar and instant yeast. Mix well and leave it for about 15 minutes, or until it starts to foam up.

Step B : Mix in the flour and let it rise

  1. Next, add the 00 flour + salt, and start mixing using your hands. The mixture will be sticky at first, but will start to come together as you knead. I usually knead it in the mixing bowl.

  2. Once the dough is done, make a smooth surface on top by tucking it in its sides (as shown in the video).

  3. Add the oil and coat it all over the dough and the bowl.

  4. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 2-3 hours in a warm place. Depending on the quality of the yeast and the nature of flour (I do recommend using 00 flour), the dough will double, or even triple its size.

Step C : Knead some more

  1. *After 2-3 hours* Sprinkle a bit of flour on the counter. Place the dough and start kneading for 3-4 minutes. You'll notice it's much easier to knead this dough.

  2. Now divide the dough into 2 equal halves (as we'll be making 2 pizzas). Tuck them like you did before and cover them with bowls. Let them rest for 15 minutes.

Step D : Prepare the pizza base

  1. *After 15 minutes* The doughs with puff even more. Let's work on 1 dough first.

  2. Remove the bowl. With the help of your knuckles, gently press the dough in the middle and work it up on the sides. You can also use a rolling pin to do this, but I prefer to use my hands.

  3. Once the dough is flat (make sure it's neither to thick nor too thin), sprinkle your baking tray with semolina flour. Semolina prevents the pizza from sticking to the tray while baking.

Step E : Add sauce and toppings

  1. Transfer the dough to the tray. Adjust its sides and pour pizza sauce over it. Evenly coat the dough with the sauce.

  2. Top it with your fav veggie toppings + vegan mozzarella.

Step F : Bake

  1. I baked mine in a microwave oven which took 25 minutes at 180 C (350 F). If you have a convection oven, it should take around 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden.

  2. That's it, vegan pizza is ready. Serve hot. Repeat the same for the other dough.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

While activating the yeast, if the yeast solution does not foam up at all, you might have to try again with a new, freshly-bought yeast. The first time I tried making a pizza, I ran into this problem. Even if foams just a little bit, it's good...and you can proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)
Calories 819 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1507mg66%
Potassium 1088mg31%
Carbohydrates 140g47%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 3073IU61%
Vitamin C 99mg120%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you enjoyed the Vegan Pizza recipe, check out this delicious Kidney Bean Burger I posted earlier.

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Neelam


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