Simple Vegan Pita Pizzas

Simple Vegan Pita Pizzas

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| | Makes 6 pizzas

  • 6 whole-wheat pitas

For the tomato sauce

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large handful of fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Toppings

  • 1 cup olives, halved
  • ½ cup diced smoked tofu
  • 10–12 pickled peperoncini, sliced
  • ½ zucchini, thinly sliced or shaved
  • 3 tablespoons Vegan Parmesan
  • fresh basil

Healthy, homemade pita pizzas make a perfect dinner option for lazy weeknights. Kid-friendly and great for parties, this tasty vegan comfort food will be ready faster than junk-food delivery pizza could ever arrive at your door. The easy homemade tomato sauce gets extra zesty flavor from the addition of fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Best of all, cold pita pizzas make delicious next-day leftovers! Enjoy them for breakfast, or pack for an easy workday lunch.

Recipe and photo from Green Evi.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine the diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato puree, vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, a handful of fresh basil, oregano, and thyme in a blender; season with salt and pepper to taste. Puree until smooth.
  3. Place the pitas on a baking sheet and spread tomato sauce on top. Scatter the olives, tofu, peperoncini, and shaved zucchini over the sauce.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle Vegan Parmesan and fresh basil over pizzas and enjoy!

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