This Easy Healthy Gluten-Free Vegan BBQ Vegetable Pizza, couldn’t be any healthier…I mean we are basically saying that you can have pizza…that’s Healthy? Cruelty-free? And Incredibly delicious? – NO WAY! Oh yes!
BBQ pizza may sound a bit strange, but have you ever had a BBQ pizza from Dominos? If yes and you like it, then you will like this one!
Not only it’s cruelty-free, but it’s also healthy + gluten-free. The magic happens in the blender for this recipe.
The base is a mix of blended quinoa, spices olive oil etc. Then it’s baked, and the toppings are added.
It looks kind of like a thick pancake batter that is pourable but don’t worry, it bakes up into a thin, crispy crust that can stand up to all sorts of your favourite toppings. My personal fave is usually Hummus, or with our Spiced Buffalo ‘Cheese’ Spread.
Vegan BBQ Pizza Toppings
Here are my toppings choices:
- I used this yummy BBQ sauce for my pizza Smoked Pepper BBQ Sauce
- thinly sliced red onions
- diced up cauliflower
- chickpeas/black beans
But please! Feel free to add any toppings you fancy!
More Vegan Pizza Recipes:
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How To Make Vegan BBQ Pizza:
for the crust:
3/4 cup/135g quinoa covered by 1″ of water and soaked for 6 – 8 hours (or overnight)
1/4 cup/ 60g of water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder(use gluten-free)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
2 tablespoons olive oil (Its perfectly fine not to add the oil, if you want this recipe oil-free! And simply replace it with more water)
4 tablespoons of BBQ sauce divided (I used smoked pepper, worked great)
1/4 red onion sliced
2 tablespoons of sweetcorn
1/2 cup/100g cooked chickpeas/any beans of your choice, I used black beans
A couple of cauliflower florets picked and sliced into very tiny florets
A handful of kale (optional)
Nutritional yeast + fresh basil to garnish (optional)
Vegan cheese (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF/220c and line an 8inch cake pan with non-stick parchment paper. Prepare the pizza batter by adding all the ingredients for the batter in a blender(just make sure you drain the quinoa) and blend till smooth. Then pour it onto the baking pan. Using a spatula, spread the batter into every corner, and tap it so it evens on top!
2. Bake the crust for 12 minutes, then remove, flip and bake for another 5. While the crust is baking, stir the toppings of your choice with 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce.
3. When the pizza has baked for 17 minutes (total), remove from the oven and top with remaining sauce bbq sauce. Scatter the BBQ veggies and cheese (if using ) on the top and place it back in the oven for another 10 – 15 minutes. (you can also broil it for 2 – 3 minutes, in the end, to get everything super crispy, just watch it carefully!) Remove and slice into triangles. Top with nutritional yeast and basil if using.
Notes: you need to soak the quinoa overnight (or for at least 6 hours) to make the pizza batter, so just do that in the morning before you head to work and you can make pizza when you get home