Plant-Based Pizza – This Vegan Girl

This healthy take on a classic we all love is made with a gluten-free quinoa crust baked to perfection for a crunchy, nutritious pizza base that’s a veritable canvas for your favorite toppings. Topped with tangy tomato sauce, creamy cashew cheese and your desired toppings, this is an incredibly delicious and hearty pizza that is sure to satisfy your pizza cravings. This plant-based pizza is so hearty and incredibly delicious, you’ll never have to buy store-bought pizza again!!

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Why You’ll Love This Plant-Based Pizza Recipe

Rich in nutrients – The mere thought of pizza means snacking on the guilty pleasure of cheese-covered, dairy-laden snacks, but not anymore. With “super grain” quinoa as the star ingredient in the crust, each slice of this plant-based pizza is packed with complete plant protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Additionally, quinoa’s dietary fiber can improve your digestion, and its fiber content, combined with protein, helps you feel full longer than other grains.

Healthy cashew cheese – The clever use of cashews is where things get “cheesy” without the real cheese. It offers that classic cheese flavor with a hint of nuttiness without dairy, perfect for those with lactose intolerance or following a vegan diet.

Healthy, oil-free crust – Made without oil, the flavorful and crispy pizza crust is a standout feature of this whole food pizza. It gets its crispiness through cooking, offering the same softness as traditional pizza dough with added nutritional benefits!

Quick, no-knead dough – Forget traditional pizza dough which requires complicated kneading and takes a long time to rise. This nutritious quinoa crust comes together quickly with just a quick mix of ingredients. This vegan pizza can still be on the menu even on a busy weeknight.

Friendly and family – If there’s one meal you can count them all in, it’s this plant-based pizza. Even meat lovers and picky eaters won’t be satisfied with just one slice. There’s no better way to add extra vegetables and plant-based proteins to your child’s diet without sacrificing flavor.

How to Make Plant-Based Pizza

Prepare the crust

Start by soaking your quinoa in water for at least 6 hours or overnight. Strain and rinse then add to a blender with 1/2 cup water, baking powder, salt and Italian seasoning. Blend until smooth.

Bake the crust

Spread on a baking tray with parchment paper, be careful not to make it too thin! Bake at 425f for 25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

gluten-free quinoa crust

Making cashew cheese

Prepare your cashew cheese by mixing the ingredients, then whisk over medium heat in a small saucepan continuously for 4 to 5 minutes until it becomes thick and stringy.

Assemble the pizza

Add your tomato sauce on top, followed by the cashew cheese and toppings of your choice.

Final cooking

Return to the oven for another 7-10 minutes!

Serve and enjoy!

Once cooked, slice your vegetable pizza and serve hot. Appreciate!

Recipe Tips for Plant-Based Pizza

Prepare the cashew cheese in advance: You can prepare the cashew cheese in advance to save time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

Topping variations: Be creative with your toppings! Feel free to customize your plant-based pizza with your favorite veggies, herbs, or plant-based proteins.

Replace soy milk in cashew cream cheese with the vegetable milk of your choice.

Substitute Italian Seasoning in the crust ingredients with oregano or garlic powder for a savory touch. Or add nutritional yeast for a cheesy, nutty flavor.

Soak the quinoa for at least 6 hours for a smooth paste.

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Plant-Based Pizza Recipe

Plant-Based Pizza

This healthy take on a classic we all love is made with a gluten-free quinoa crust baked to perfection for a crunchy, nutritious pizza base that’s a veritable canvas for your favorite toppings. Topped with tangy tomato sauce, creamy cashew cheese and your desired toppings, this is an incredibly delicious and hearty pizza that is sure to satisfy your pizza cravings. It’s so filling and incredibly delicious that you’ll never have to buy store-bought pizza again!!

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 35 minutes

Total time 50 minutes

Servings 4 servings

Calories 421 kilocalories

For the dough

  • 1.25 cups Raw quinoa
  • ½ cup water
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Toppings

  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup Cherry tomatoes
  • cup Basil
  • ¼ cup Red onions
  • cup Black olives
  • Start by soaking your quinoa in water for at least 6 hours or overnight. Strain and rinse, then add to a blender with ½ cup water, baking powder, salt and Italian seasoning. Blend until smooth.

  • Spread on a baking tray with parchment paper, be careful not to make it too thin! Bake at 425f for 25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

  • Prepare your cashew cheese by mixing the ingredients, then whisking it continuously over medium heat in a small saucepan for 4 to 5 minutes until it becomes thick and stringy.

  • Add your tomato sauce on top, followed by the cashew cheese and toppings of your choice. Return to the oven for an additional 7-10 minutes, then enjoy!

Portion: 1serveCalories: 421kilocaloriesCarbohydrates: 56.3gProtein: 21gFat: 14gSaturated fat: 2.3gPolyunsaturated fats: 3.95gMonounsaturated fat: 6.55gSodium: 1257.7mgPotassium: 731mgFiber: 8.6gSugar: 8.9gVitamin A: 85.22UIVitamin C: 13.04mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 7.3mg

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