When most people think of pizza, they think of a wheat flour crust topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and various forms of processed meat. Perhaps with the occasional mushroom or pepper thrown in the mix.
So the phrase “vegan pizza” or “dairy-free pizza” may be met with puzzled looks. Is it just crust with tomato sauce? No way!
The ways to make a vegan pizza are only limited by your imagination. When you start thinking beyond red sauce and mozzarella cheese, you can come up with some pretty amazing combinations! Also, let’s not forget, these have no greasy cheese, processed meat, or other saturated fat and cholesterol-laden toppings!
FOLLOW THIS 6 STEP GUIDE:
STEP 1: CHOOSE A CRUST
While you can certainly go with a traditional wheat crust, there are plenty of other great options if you have gluten sensitivity, are limiting carbohydrates, or simply want to try something different.There are now some wholesome and tasty pizza crust mixes (and prepared crusts) on the market, including gluten-free options. You can also make an amazing crust out of ground sunflower seeds and beets, or use a whole grain tortilla for a lighter option. However, if you have the time and the will, we recommend getting some flour, yeast, sugar, and warm water to make your own crust!