BBQ Tempeh Pizza

BBQ Tempeh Pizza
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

For those of you who haven’t tried pizza without cheese – don’t be scared! All of the other wonderful pizza constituents are still there – a soft homemade dough, a flavorful sauce and some delicious toppings. Play around with pizza toppings to create your own healthy vegan recipes.

BBQ Tempeh Pizza

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Makes enough for 2 medium pizzas

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Healthy Vegan Pizza Recipe Ingredients

Pizza dough

  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp unrefined sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water

BBQ Sauce (see below)

  • Tempeh, cubed
  • Red pepper, diced
  • Tomato, diced
  • Handful of spinach, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt

Healthy Vegan Pizza Recipe Directions

  1. If you’re making the dough, combine the flour, yeast and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add the oil, then the water. Bring the dough together and add water or flour as necessary to make a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes, and then press or roll out into pizza crust shapes. Sprinkle some coarsely ground millet or corn flour on a baking sheet, and put the crusts in the oven at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until they start to get a light color.
  2. If you don’t have time to make a dough from scratch, use whole wheat pita breads.
  3. Meanwhile, cut up the vegetables. Put them in a bowl and toss with a small amount of olive oil, and then salt. Take the pizza crusts out of the oven, top with the sauce, then the vegetables. Put the pizzas back in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the tomatoes and peppers are soft.

Healthy Vegan BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup brown rice syrup or unrefined sugar
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 small can tomato paste (5.5 oz)
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp dry mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup water (approx)

Healthy Vegan BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onion until it softens, then add the garlic for a brief saute.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, adding water if you need to for your desired consistency.
  3. Bring it to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Let it cool, and then puree if you wish, or leave the onions whole.


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