Vegan Pesto Pita Pizza

Eat Your Greens!

When I first became a vegan, pizza was the one food I truly missed. But I was fearless and determined. Thus, I found amazing new ways to create vegan versions of my old favorites while experimenting with new topping ideas. Rewind to 7pm last night; I was hungry and frankly a little lazy to cook a real meal. Naturally pizza was a tempting fast food option. But dough and time were items I did not have. So I adjusted accordingly. The result was a chewy “cheesy” , tangy and fresh new take on a regular gourmet pesto pizza.  Easy to assemble, and ready in 10 minutes. Best part: Yummy and good for you! Here is what you need:

Ingredients:

2 white or whole wheat plain pitas

2 Tablespoons of vegan basil pesto

1 yellow zucchini, thinly sliced

Half a small tomato, sliced

1/4 of a red, orange or yellow bell pepper

BBQ flavoured organic tofu, cubed

1/2 cup of Daiya dairy free shredded “cheese”

1 Tablespoon pine nuts, crushed

handful of chopped parsley

handful of green olives

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 C

2) Place the pitas on a flat oven pan or cookie sheet

3) Evenly spread the pesto over the pitas

4) Sprinkle the “cheese” over the pitas

5) Evenly top the pizza with zucchini, tofu, peppers, tomato, olives

6) Sprinkle with chopped parsley and pine-nuts

7) Place in oven for 10 minutes

VOILA! Easy breezy and deliciously cheesy. A pizza that takes vegan gourmet to the next level. Shhh…don’t tell anyone the crust is pita bread! With pizza like this, slices from local pizza stores will never tempt you again.  Prepare with LOVE for even better results 🙂

Happy Pizza-Making!

Elina