Vegan Pesto and Tomato Pizza

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Who else enjoys Pizza Friday’s?  This is one of our family’s favorite pizza to make as one of our Pizza Friday dishes.  Made using our homemade Dairy-free Basil Pesto Sauce. This recipe is easy to make and is full of flavor and is oil-free, dairy-free.  

Since going plant-based we have been creating some amazing pizza recipes. Who knew that there were so many great plant-based inspired pizza toppings that each week we come up with a new recipe. Making pizza from scratch can be a great way to get the kids involved in making dinner.  Each child can choose their own toppings and make their own pizza. Do you do Family Game Night? Pizza makes for a great dish to serve at your next Family Game Night dinner.

The Kids had fun helping me make Pizza for Friday Game Night
Our Pesto Pasta and Tomato Recipe and Veggie Pizza (recipe coming soon)

I found that making the dough from scratch can be challenging unless you have the right ingredients and measurements. It took me a while, but I finally found one that worked.  I think the key was to make sure that you use the right yeast and use warm up water on the stove that is between 120° F and 130° F. 

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

1 ¾ cups to 2 cups of whole wheat flour. I have also used whole wheat all-purpose flour

1 ½ tsp active dry yeast

¼ tsp pure cane sugar

¼ tsp sea salt

1 cup warm water (130°F to 150°F)

1 tsp almond milk

Yield: 1 Serving

Oil-free Pizza Dough

Oil-free Pizza Dough

This pizza dough is oil-free and dairy-free.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups to 2 cups of whole wheat flour. I have also used whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp active dry yeast
  • ¼ tsp pure cane sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water (130°F to 150°F)
  • 1 tsp almond milk 

Instructions

    1. In a medium size bowl add in flour, yeast, sugar, and
      salt. 
    2. On the stovetop in a small pan, heat up 1 cup of warm water until it reaches 120°F to 130° F. Using a
      thermometer to check the temperature. If you get the water too warm, you can let it sit for a few minutes until it reaches the desired temperature.
    3. Stir in the water with the other ingredients until combined.
    4. On parchment paper, lightly flour the surface and knead the dough until the dough is smooth. 
    5. Cover and let sit for about 10-15 minutes. 
    6. Once the dough has sat for about 10-15 minutes, roll
      the dough into a 10-12 inch circle using a rolling pin.  You can add about a tsp of plant milk to the
      top and place on a baking sheet in the oven for 400°F for about 8-10 minutes.
    7. Remove from the oven and add your favorite toppings and then place back in the oven for about an additional 8 minutes or until golden brown.



Instructions:

In a medium size bowl add in flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.  On the stovetop in a small pan, heat up 1 cup of warm water until it reaches 120°F to 130° F. Using a thermometer to check the temperature. If you get the water too warm, you can let it sit for a few minutes until it reaches the desired temperature.

Stir in the water until combined.

On parchment paper, lightly flour the surface and knead the dough until the dough is smooth.  Cover and let sit for about 10-15 minutes. 

Once the dough has sat for about 10-15 minutes, roll the dough into a 10-12 inch circle using a rolling pin.  You can add about a tsp of plant milk to the top and place on a baking sheet in the oven for 400°F for about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your favorite toppings and then place back in the oven for about an additional 8 minutes or until golden brown.

To make the Pesto and Tomato Pizza

1-10-12 inch pre-made oil-free pizza dough

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Vegan Pesto and Tomato Pizza

Vegan Pesto and Tomato Pizza

This Pesto and Tomato Pizza is oil-free, dairy-free, and a great addition to a plant-based diet.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1- 1- 10-12 inch pre-made oil-free pizza dough
  • ¼ cup of Dairy-free Basil Pesto Sauce
  • ½ Cup of dairy-free Shredded mozzarella cheese or homemade mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small tomato, sliced  
  • 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

    1. Pre-heat your oven to 400°F
    2. On your pre-made oil-free pizza dough, spread the pesto sauce over the surface. 
    3. Add on your sliced tomatoes around dough.
    4. Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
    5. Remove from the oven and drizzle the balsamic
      vinegar over the top and serve.



 

¼ cup of Dairy-free Basil Pesto Sauce

½ Cup of dairy-free Shredded mozzarella cheese or homemade mozzarella cheese

1 small tomato, sliced

1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions:

Pre-heat your oven to 400°F

Take your pre-made oil-free pizza dough, spread the pesto sauce over the surface. 

Add on your sliced tomatoes to the top.

Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top and serve.

This Vegan Pesto and Tomato Pizza is definitely one people will be asking you to make again.

Here are some other Pesto Recipes you might like:

Plant-based Pesto Pasta

Dairy-free Basil Pesto Sauce

Happy Baking!

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