These vegan pita pizzas are our go-to meal when you want a vegan pizza NOW and have no patience for yeast doughs. Feel free to use whatever toppings and sauce you like; mushrooms, green peppers, spinach, Roma tomatoes, and even pineapple have made it onto our pita pizzas in the past. (See our list of suggested toppings at the bottom of the recipe for more ideas.)
We prefer Daiya Cheese's Mozza Shreds for dairy-free cheese, but feel free to browse this list of Vegan Cheese Substitutes to find one that's available in your area. (And to see our favorites, view Top 5 Dairy-Free Cheeses.)
- 4 6-inch whole wheat pita bread
- 8-12 tbsp. pizza sauce, either store-bought or homemade
- 1 cup shredded dairy-free cheese (see our top 5 dairy-free knds of cheese for inspiration!)
- 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 1 cup chopped pitted black olives
- Garnish: red pepper flakes and dairy-free Parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 450 F. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place the pita bread on the prepared baking sheet. Spread 2-3 tbsp of the pizza sauce on each of the pita bread. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded dairy-free cheese on each of the pita bread. Evenly distribute the broccoli and olives onto each of the pizzas.
- Bake the pizzas for 8-12 minutes, or until the dairy-free cheese has melted slightly and the edges of the pizzas are crisp. (For crispier pizzas, leave them in longer; for softer pizzas, take them out between 8 and 10 minutes.) Allow pizzas to cool on the pan for a minute or so before slicing into quarters and serving. Serve hot with red pepper flakes and dairy-free Parmesan, if desired.
Other favorite topping ideas:
- Margherita pita pizzas: Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, dairy-free shredded cheese, pizza sauce and roasted garlic.
- Spicy "Thai" pita pizzas: Baked tofu cubes, shredded carrots, red onions, bean sprouts, fresh cilantro, dairy-free cheese, and peanut sauce.
- Hawaiian pita pizzas: veggie bacon, pineapple, pizza sauce, and dairy-free cheese.
- Pesto pita pizzas: Vegan Pesto, pizza sauce, dairy-free cheese, sliced Roma tomatoes, olives, and spinach.
- Barbecue pita pizzas: barbecue sauce (either store-bought or homemade),artichoke hearts, red onions, green peppers, banana peppers, cilantro, diced Roma tomatoes and dairy-free cheese
- Southwestern pita pizzas: salsa, diced tomatoes, shredded dairy-free cheddar cheese, black beans, corn, and red onions. Topped with dairy-free sour cream (such as Tofutti), more salsa, and lettuce.
- "Greek" pita pizzas: crumbled tofu (mock feta), diced tomatoes, red onion, veggie sausage, dairy-free tzatziki, parsley, and garlic oil.
Of course, you can always opt for simple pita pizzas; as long as you have a can of pizza sauce, some dairy-free cheese and some veggies (or veggie pepperoni), you can make a tasty snack or kids' meal!