Making healthy pizza has never been this much fun! This rainbow pizza is almost too fun to eat. You can of course vary with the veggie pizza toppings, but we tell you in this article exactly how we make this special veggie pizza (and how to make the tastiest (vegan) pizza crust!).
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Make (Vegan) Pizza Crust
Buying a ready-made pizza base is a real missed opportunity! Making pizza dough is fun, cheap, easy, and tasty. In our article about vegan pizza crust we tell you extensively how to do it, but I will sum it up here briefly.
For 4 pizzas of 25 cm/10 inch you need 500 grams/17.6 oz of pizza flour (type ’00’), 1 tbsp salt, 275 ml/9.3 oz lukewarm water, 1 or 1/2 packet of instant yeast. You mix the ingredients, knead into a nice dough (handy: with a kneading machine) and let it rise in 2 parts.
You can make a ‘quick’ dough with 7 grams / ¼ oz (1 packet) yeast, or a good (flavorful) dough with 3 grams (about half a packet) yeast. Depending on the amount of yeast, your rising time is at least 1 hour or 4 hours. We definitely recommend the long rising time, because you really taste the difference!
After the rising, make the dough balls into a nice thin pizza base with thick edges. Pizzas should be baked as hot and short as possible. They’re going to be tastiest on a pizza stone!
Veggie Pizza Toppings
Want to make a healthy pizza? Then you can top your pizza with lots of veggies! Real Italians find less is more, but of course you can decide for yourself how much you put on your pizza. Of course, you always start with a base of tomato paste and cheese (or nutritional yeast if you’re vegan).
Make it healthier: use a cauliflower pizza base or zucchini pizza base!
We top the rainbow pizza with tomato, orange bell peppers, corn, broccoli and red onion. But of course you can also replace the colors with other vegetables such as red bell peppers, carrot, yellow bell peppers (or pineapple), green peas, red cabbage or beetroot.
Fancy a party? Use mini cutters to cut the vegetables into nice shapes!
Season your veggie pizza with Italian herbs or just with oregano or salt and pepper.
TOP TIP: serve the pizza with garlic chili olive oil
Making Mini Pizza (With Pita Bread)
You can also make fun rainbow mini pizza with pita bread! The pita is your pizza crust, which you then top as you would with a regular pizza crust.
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- 2 pizza crusts self-made is tastiest!
- 4 tomatoes
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 can corn small
- ½ broccoli
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1 packet grated cheese or nutritional yeast
- Italian herbs or oregano optional
- olive oil optional
- Making your own (vegan) pizza crust is really recommended for this recipe! But you can also get started with two ready-made crusts.
- Cut the broccoli into small florets and cook for max. 5 minutes and drain.
- Finely chop the tomatoes, bell pepper and red onion. Feel like making it EXTRA? Use mini cutters to cut the vegetables into nice shapes!
- Cover the crusts with a layer of tomato paste and cheese (or nutritional yeast).
- Time to make the rainbow! You can work from the center out, or vice versa. From the outside in, this will be the order: tomato, bell pepper, corn, broccoli and red onion. You have control over how much veggie pizza toppings you choose, but Italians always say: less is more!
- Depending on your taste, you can still sprinkle the pizzas with (Italian) herbs and / or olive oil. And then the pizza can go in the oven! You prefer to bake a pizza as hot and short as possible; the hotter the better. At 250 °C (480 °F), your pizza will be ready in 10 minutes. Your pizza will be the tastiest on a pizza stone. Buon appetito!
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