Pepperoni pizza is a comfort food with flavors holds a permanent spot in our hearts. But what can you do when you want it meatless and dairy-free? This pizza recreates that hot, spicy pepperoni flavor with crispy, thinly sliced zucchini marinated in a spicy and flavorful sauce. Top that with melty vegan cheese and you're ready for pizza night.

Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



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For the Crust:

  • 8 ounces gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

For the Topping:



To Make the Zucchini Pepperoni:

  1. Wash and thinly slice the zucchini.
  2. In a baking dish, mix hot sauce with tamari and balsamic vinegar. Add the zucchini and mix, so that they are covered well.
  3. Cover and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. This step is optional, but it's recommended that you put the spiced zucchini in the oven and bake at medium heat (320°F) for 10-15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator.

To Make the Crust:

  1. Give all ingredients for the dough to a bowl and knead well. You should have a slightly moist but sticky dough. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Form the pizza crust by spreading the dough.

To Make the Pizza:

  1. Preheat oven to 390°F.
  2. Spread the tomato paste on top of the crust. Add the marinated spicy zucchini slices. Top off with as much vegan cheese as you'd like.
  3. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

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