I have had vegan pizza on my list to try making for quite some time now. I had been putting it off due to it being somewhat labor intensive as I planned to make every aspect from scratch. Recently, I started gathering ingredients and found the push to try it sooner than anticipated through a Facebook post on a friends vegan pizza. Pregnancy has made food not very desirable but this pizza was simple enough in flavor that I could enjoy it without becoming sick.
The first step was making the sauce. I am not the biggest fan of tomatoes (I actually really dislike them in most cases unless super processed and cooked down). I didn’t want to use canned ingredients due to flavor issues I have encountered before so I started with fresh tomatoes.
We didn’t want much sauce so I took a recipe and cut it in half as well as adding more herbs and spices. Feel free to double it for more sauce.
You will need:
*5 fresh Roma tomatoes
*1/2 cup of water
*2 tbs sugar (white is in the recipe)
*1 tbs oil (I used sunflower but olive is more traditional)
*1/2 tbs white vinegar
*spices. I used salt, pepper, parsley, basil, garlic, smoked paprika and turmeric to taste. I used frozen cubes of garlic from Trader Joe’s as working with onions and garlic is currently difficult for me. I used mostly dried ingredients.