Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vegan Recipe - Pizza

Please welcome Deborah, head "chef" at Urban Naturale. Deborah has a goal ... to live healthy, green and natural ... by design! "Urban Naturale" encompasses all aspects of that goal and offers readers a ton of great information. I was particularly interested in a section entitled "Nourish" where I found yummy recipes like one for black bean soup and another for oven baked kale chips. That section, however, isn't just about recipes. Readers will learn about nutrition, too. Curious about plant-based calcium sources? How about the healing powers of moringa? Deborah shares that information and more.

While browsing through "Urban Naturale", I came upon a Pizza recipe which made my mouth water! Deborah graciously gave me permission to share it with you. I hope that you'll give it a try!

Vegan Pizza Recipe

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough


1 teaspoon Raw Sugar
1 1/4 ounce-package Active Dry Yeast
1 cup lukewarm Water
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour (or substitute with a Gluten-free Flour)
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Additional flour for dusting


  • In a bowl, combine water, sugar, and active dry yeast and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a mixer with a dough hook attachment, combine dry ingredients for dough and mix lightly.
  • Add yeast mixture and olive oil and mix until well-combined.
  • Transfer into a bowl and cover with cloth.
  • Let stand for about 1/2 hour or until the dough doubles in size.
  • After the dough rises, release any excess gas by thumping it down on the counter.
  • Sprinkle the counter with flour and put the dough on it.
  • Press the dough and roll it using a rolling pin.
  • Lightly grease a 9-inch spring-form pan and place the dough into it.
  • Make sure that the sides of the pan are also covered with dough, since we are making deep-dish vegan pizza.
  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
Note: If you do not want a deep-dish pizza, you can divide the dough into two and roll them out thinly for a crispy, thin-crust vegan pizza.

Tomato Based Pizza Sauce


Olive oil, as needed
2 Onions, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 (8 ounce) can organic tomato sauce or fresh organic tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried Oregano
1 tablespoon dried Basil
Sea salt & Pepper, to taste


  • To prepare the sauce, sauté garlic and onion, add the rest of the sauce ingredients and let simmer until reduced into a thick sauce.
  • Brush the crust with olive oil.
  • Spread sauce on the crust.
  • When ready, layer toppings on the sauce.

Pizza Toppings


Olive Oil, as needed
Vegan Mozzarella Chesse
Sauteed Broccoli
Shitake Mushrooms – sauteed
Maitake Mushroom – sauteed
Caramelized Onions
Roasted Garlic
Sliced Tomatoes
Vegan Feta Cheese


  • Brush the crust with olive oil.
  • Spread tomato sauce on the crust.
  • Layer sauteed sauteed broccoli, caramelized onions, roasted garlic and vegan feta cheese on the dough.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and repeat the process until all the ingredients are used.
  • Top with tomato slices.
  • Sprinkle with herbs.
  • Bake until edges are crispy and toppings are set, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Slice and serve while hot.
  • Sprinkle your slice with red pepper, garlic powder or oregano, as desired.

The original recipe, along with alternate topping ideas and more mouth-watering photos, can be found HERE.

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