Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza Toppings are a very personal thing. I am fully open about being a total fuss-pot. I cannot eat onions or garlic and am not a huge fan of vegan cheese (much of it if coconut based too – so not great for me). I am not bothered about ‘cheese’ on pizza. I’m forging my own path. So, I want pizza toppings that work with a great base, with a superb tomato sauce and are nutritious and delicious.
Why Are Great Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza Toppings Important???
#1 Pizza topping have to either be cooked before they go on the pizza or cook in the time the pizza is in the oven. That means no raw aubergine!!!
#2 A great marriage of flavours and textures is very important. The base flavour is tomato – so whatever else goes on the pizza it has to work with tomatoes.
#3 Less is more. Keep it simple, don’t add too many flavours – otherwise it will be confused.
#4 Pizza is a meal so, whatever goes on the pizza is the meal so it should be complete.
My Favourite Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza Toppings
I love Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza and I often make my own. My pizzas use a great base (see my Sicilian pizza below) and top that with a rich tomato sauce and then all the vegetables that go with the tomato flavours.
I always like to have salad with pizza. Salad adds a bit of raw greenery, vitamin C, crunch and nutrition.
Gluten-Free, Vegan Sicilian Pizza
My favourite pizza is Gluten-Free, Vegan Sicilian Pizza. The pizza is inspired by Sicily which is rich in vegetables, like aubergines and peppers. Unlike the rest of Italy Sicily does not use a great deal of cows milk- no mozzarella. Parsley is also used on top of pizza instead of basil. It is a very interesting pizza, different to traditional pizza and much lower in fat.
Rich Tomato Sauce
The fundamental (once you have the base) ingredient to pizza is the Rich Tomato Sauce. Simple, rich, deeply flavoured and the perfect base for a great pizza (makes a great pasta sauce too!). Get this right and your pizza will fall into place.
Top Pizza Toppings!!!
-Deliciously rich, ready cooked aubergine slices
-Sliced peppers. Lightly cooked by the heat of the oven (but not soft )
-Olives. Salty umami olives
-Capers. Salty but tangy and zingy
-Parsley. A deeper, richer flavour than basil and substantial enough to hold the pizza and all its robust ingredients together.
I do like salad with pizza. Fennel, Radish and Orange Salad works really well. If you want something a little lighter I love Cabbage and Carrot Salad.
What are Your Favourite Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza Toppings?
There are lots and lots and lots of Fabulous Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza Toppings out there – this is just a tiny selection of ideas. There are lots more…
What are Your Favourite Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza Toppings? Drop a comment below or ping me on social media! 🙂
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