Has it been a minute since we’ve done a cooking blog? Because I feel like it’s been a minute. A looooong minute. And what with returning to vegetarianism/pescatarianism and all, I’ve been having a lot of fun looking up new recipes and revisiting some old favorites. One of the easiest things to throw together in a pinch is a quick vegan pizza. Why? Because we hadn’t been grocery shopping in over a month and the things in my kitchen happened to go together in this particular way. Adulting!…
- 1 package yeast
- 2-3 cups flour
- 1tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water
Combine the yeast and warm water together in a bowl and let sit for 1 minute. Then mix in the salt and flour. I also threw in some herbs to get more of a focaccia type dough. So far so good, right? You’ll know to stop mixing when the dough becomes really elastic. Once you’ve reached this point, leave it alone to rest for about 20-30 minutes in a warm area (I set it on the stovetop as the oven pre-heats or just out on the counter at room temp). I’ve found this makes two medium-sized pizzas or one large with a thicker crust.
Now, the recipe I used didn’t call for pre-baking the crust but I did anyway (what can I say? I’m a rebel) for about 10 minutes at 400. Really, I’m just not fan of chewy, undercooked crust. So if you opt to pre-bake, just make sure you poke some holes in the crust so it doesn’t bubble up. After that I just threw on some sauce and the ingredients I happened to have in my kitchen. Highly complicated maneuver, folks.
- red onion
- vine ripened tomatoes
- green olives
Bake until golden brown (about 15-20 minutes) and you’re good to go. Of course you can put whatever toppings you want on it. Meat. Cheese. Broccoli. Whatever makes you happy. It really is that easy. All together including prep time this dinner took maybe 30-45 minutes tops. It sounds fancier than it is, right? “Vegan pizza.” Super easy. Super good. Not at all fancy. Unless you put something like caviar on it– but really, who does that to pizza? Sorry, not sorry. Pizza deserves better. And you deserve better pizza.
And that’s all she wrote, folks! If you have any awesome meat-free recipes you’d like to share, leave it in the comments below or send me a message. Let me know how your pizza dough turned out. Wishing you all good things, fam. Always. XO