Vegan Pizza

When one goes to think about it initially, vegan pizza hardly seems possible.  The corner stone of good pizza is a nice cheesy base, and either a red or white type of sauce.  Despite all the things that can change on a pizza (toppings, crust, sauces, etc.), cheese normally appears to be a constant.  I remembered from my last foray into vegan territory, that the most successful entries balanced all types of flavors and were things that SOUNDED good.  Pizza, sounds good.  I found this recipe on the internet and added some toppings on my own.


  • Pizza Crust
  • Canellini Beans
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Olive Oil
  • Olives
  • Basil

First things, first, get the garlic and onion sauteing in the oil:

Add in the beans and mash them good.  Mashing can be difficult with a spoon, I don’t know if there is a better way to do it but this was a pain.  Mix it all up until you cook it into a creamy sauce type thing:

Now, spread it on your dough:

Throw on the spinach, olives and tomato:

Throw it into a 425 oven for like 15 minutes, normally this would be where I’d encourage you to grab a beer.  However for Vegan Detox week, there is no alcohol, no caffeine, and no cigarettes.  Basically, no fun in the hopes that you feel healthy and that somehow offsets being drunk and smoking.  So, make yourself a juice:

Juice it up…and you get this:


This juice is supposed to help alleviate stress and depression, sort of like the booze and cigarettes that I’m laying off of for a week.  TRIP REPORT: Not as effective. Anyways by this time your pizza should be done so pop it out of the oven:

This pizza was delicious.  The “bean cheese” served as a very tasty base.  The crust was thin and crispy.  I used tomatoes that were too big and therefore too watery but that is my only complaint about this dish.  Unfortunately, while pizza is one of the truly great leftover foods, this is much better fresh out of the oven.  No matter, I’ll be making this again without a doubt.


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