When you are living plant-based, and especially vegan, it is really hard to eat pizza. There are no cheese-less pizzas on the market that are easily accessible. Amy’s is a brand that has a cheese-free pizza, and Daiya has a fully vegan pizza complete with vegan cheese and vegan sausage crumbles, but neither of these is accessible or cheap for most of the population.
As a result, I went around searching for vegan pizza crusts. And although I was able to find some at my local Kroger, almost all other Pizza crusts contain either eggs and/or honey solids, neither of which are vegan.
So I came to wonder what I can do to make healthy vegan pizza, without having to constantly search for pizza crust. While you can easily make your own vegan pizza crust using flour, yeast, salt, and warm water, kneading it before thinning it out, not everyone has a rolling pin, or the desire to do all that work.
So this recipe for a tortilla pizza has definitely helped me make a lot of plant-based pizzas, very easily, and for cheap.
- Tortillas (whole wheat works well for a healthier choice, you can also use Gluten Free tortillas if you need to)
- Pizza Sauce (Can easily be found, but you can also use pasta sauce)
- Any topping you like (Veggie crumble, veggie sausage slices, bell peppers, onions, cilantro, etc)
What I do is preheat the oven to 450, and when it is ready, take two tortillas and place them on a baking sheet (one if you are only making one pizza, but mine come in pairs).
Bake the tortillas for a few minutes or until they start to become crispy. You don’t want a soggy, chewy crust.
Take your toppings and saute them until they become as cooked as you want them to be. When you take out the tortillas, then add the pizza sauce, and garnish with as many veggies as you want. Add vegan cheese, vegan meat replacements, etc. You can obviously add regular cheese as well, but this tortilla pizza works well for a great plant-based or vegan pizza shell alternative.
Cut with a pizza cutter or knife, and enjoy.