Burrito bang-bang pizza… Jerk chick’n pizza… look no further for six wonderfully wacky vegan pizza toppings to enjoy this year. NOM.
1. Burrito Bang-Bang Pizza
Smoky spiced pepper and Mexican rice pizza, topped with jalapeños, crumbled tortilla chips, chipotle sauce and freshly made guacamole.
To create this masterpiece, mix one red pepper and two mushrooms (all sliced) in a bowl with a little fajita spice mix and layer this on your passata coated pizza base. Sprinkle over some jalapeños and vegan cheese and pop in the oven to cook.
Whilst your pizza is cooking make your guacamole as follows:
- Squeeze the flesh of one very ripe avocado into a bowl and mash it up with the back of a fork.
- Add a tsp of fresh lime juice, 1 clove of garlic (minced) and 1/4 of a red chilli, finely chopped (or a pinch of dried chilli flakes). Mix together.
- Add 1/4 of a red onion (finely diced), 3 cherry tomatoes (quartered) and salt and pepper to taste.
When your pizza is nearly ready, microwave a sachet of Mexican rice and sprinkle this over your cooked pizza with a drizzle of smoky chipotle sauce, crumbled tortilla chips and a good helping of your freshly made guac. What a beauty!
2. Jerk Chick’n Pizza
This is an absolute winner of a pizza topping! So. blinking. tasty.
The flavour combinations are so on point that you’ll wonder how you ever got by without a jerk chick’n pizza. SERIOUSLY.
It’s the perfect treat if you’ve got friends or family around for dinner – casual and easy to eat but fantastically original flavours that your guests will love.
Marinade your chick’n of choice (e.g. vegan quorn) in jerk sauce and add this to your passata-coated pizza base. Sprinkle with vegan cheese, pineapple chunks, red onion slices and sweetcorn and bake in the oven until hot through.
Serve sprinkled with freshly chopped coriander leaves for the perfect compliment to a flavour-packed Jamaican jerk pizza.
3. Falafel and Houmous Pizza with Sweet Chilli Mayo
Coat your pizza base with passata and add a minced garlic clove, some thinly sliced red pepper and finely diced red onion.
Spread over some of your favourite houmous and top with your falafels. I love to use a combination of regular houmous and beetroot houmous and I also added a sprinkling of spice-roasted chickpeas as well. For the spiced chickpeas I just throw a can of drained chickpeas in a baking pan with a teaspoon of cumin, garam masala, a little oil and bake for 30 minutes.
Serve with red cabbage slaw and a drizzle of sweet chilli mayo dressing, which you can easily make by combining 2 tbsp of vegan mayonnaise with 1 tsp of sweet chilli sauce.
4. The Full English Pizza
Ahh. The Full English Pizza.
The type of pizza that just begs to be photographed and put on social media to induce breakfast-envy amongst your friends, vegan or not!
Coat your pizza base with passata and then add all of your favourite breakfast toppings. I rather like:
- Baked beans
- Fried new potato slices
- Garlic fried mushrooms
- Tofu scramble and
- Vegan sausage
Try cutting your sausages in half lengthways and using them to create six pizza-slice segments with a different topping in each. Serve with lashings of brown sauce and a nice strong cuppa.
5. The Three Bean Chilli Pizza
This pizza topping is a regular in our household and one you HAVE to try! It’s absolutely fool-proof and is the perfect protein-packed comfort meal.
Coat your pizza base in passata and top with your favourite three bean chilli (warmed through). Sprinkle with cheese and bake until your base is cooked. Serve with slices of avocado.
6. Baked Banana, Chocolate and Caramel Sauce Pizza
Baked banana is one of my favourite things on the planet. Well bananas in general are, but baked ones especially.
I’m actually partial to banana slices on my savoury pizza but I thought that might be a step too far here! Get your sweet tooth ready, this one will be a riot of perfectly complimenting sweet delights in one dish.
Top your pizza base with your vegan chocolate sauce of choice (I use my Easy Peasy 30 Second Chocolate Sauce recipe – 75g chocolate chips + 1 tbsp dairy-free milk + 1 tbsp coconut oil in a bowl and microwaved for 30 seconds) and then add your bananas, sliced in half lengthways.
Make a caramel sauce by combining maple syrup and coconut milk (just the thick part from a tin) in a saucepan and reducing to a thick and caramelly consistency. Drizzle the desired amount over your pizza, sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts and bake in the oven until hot through.