- 1 package of refrigerated pizza dough; or, make your own!
- olive oil for sautéing
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes (or tomato sauce, if you like things less chunky)
- Other assorted vegetable toppings--mushrooms, olives, broccoli, etc.
- 1 tube of Gimme Lean vegan sausage, cut up into bite-sized pieces
- spices (garlic powder, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, etc.) to sprinkle over the top before or after baking
This recipe is great for a couple reasons. First, vegan pizza is definitely healthier (lower-fat) than cheesy pizza, but it's still very satisfying--yes, even without the cheese. Second, it's great for a vegan/non-vegan group because it's so customizable.
Some people might be suspicious of the vegan sausage, and I don't blame you. More often than not, I'm very suspicious of meat and dairy substitutes. For instance, you'll notice that I didn't put any vegan cheese on the pizza. To me, it's better without. But, I love vegan sausage. There's just something about the spices used in it that is actually gustatorily pleasing. Simon also likes the sausage and chose to put it on his pizza, though Rachel didn't have any. But again, that's the beauty of pizza! Anyone can put anything on it.