I think pizza is a very personal thing. Before I started my vegan adventure, I loved Papa John’s website where you could specify “light” or “heavy” cheese, sauce and toppings. So because of that giving a pizza recipe is very tough! I’ll post approximately what I use and please adjust to what you love.
I purchased a cornmeal crust for this recipe because I was feeling lazy and hungry and didn’t want to take the time to try a recipe that might be awful. Maybe next time I’ll try a recipe.
For the cheese I went to buy Daiya mozzarella because it is amazing and delicious, however Whole Foods was completely sold out, and none of the other mozzarellas they carried were vegan so Brian suggested we try the pepper jack because it “would probably be exactly the same thing.” It wasn’t but it was delicious.
Tonight was a silly night when we went to choose the tomato sauce. While Brian was loudly commenting on how we had to buy the canned sauce because it was cheaper, I noticed Shia Labouf was shopping right next to us. I giggled. I love tomato sauce, I think it is wonderful and I don’t mind buying the plain stuff because I always add a ton of garlic, onions and sometimes-chopped tomato and basil to it. But I thought it was funny that we were so loud about buying cheap sauce next to a movie star.
For the toppings on this one I used kale and caramelized onions, yum! Make sure you put the kale underneath the onions, or it’ll get very crispy. (I’ll do a recipe for kale chips soon. Super delicious.) Spinach can absolutely be substituted. Ugh- just do whatever makes you happy. This is what I did:
Caramelized Onion and Kale Pizza
1 8” pizza crust
¾ cup tomato sauce (more or less to your liking)
¼ cup of shredded vegan pepper jack (or more)
2 big leafs of black kale shredded into small pieces
1 medium red onion (Thinly sliced)
1 clove of crushed garlic
1. Preheat oven to 425 or whatever your crust suggests.
2. Put a little oil in a skillet on low heat.
3. Add the onions stir till they are covered in oil. Stir occasionally for the next 15 to 20 minutes.
4. While the onions are going heat up the sauce, add the crushed garlic. Add a few onions too if you want.
5. Spread the sauce over the pizza crust.
6. Arrange the kale over the sauce.
7. Sprinkle the cheese over the kale.
8. Add the caramelized onions to the top.
9. Bake for about 12 minutes, until cheese has melted.
10. Let cool for a few minutes, slice up and enjoy!