This super quick and easy Green Pizza recipe requires no yeast, no kneading, is naturally vegan, and can be also made gluten-free with Quinoa. Top it with asparagus, avocado, arugula, olives, or any toppings you like to make a simple vegan pizza that’s healthy, delicious, and ready in minutes!
5,3oz(150g)green asparagusends trimmed, cut into halves, then into strips
1red onioncut into rings
⅔cup(160g)non-dairy yogurte.g. soy or coconut (or sub pesto*)
salt & pepperto taste
4tbspmixed seedse.g. pine nuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas, toasted soybeans (or use nuts)
fresh lemon juiceto drizzle
*Note: See step-by-step photos above!
Place the couscous in a bowl. Cover with boiling vegetable broth and set aside for 5-10 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed. (If making this recipe gluten-free, cook quinoa in vegetable broth as instructed on the package).
Preheat the oven to 392°F (200°C) top/bottom heat or 356°F (180°C) fan.
Place the couscous in a blender. Add the flaxseeds, chickpea flour, 1 tbsp of olive oil (or water if oil-free), and blend until a smooth dough forms. Then transfer to a bowl and allow to rest for about 5 minutes while it gets slightly firmer.
Roll out the dough into an 11/12-inch circle on a piece of parchment paper. (Please consider that the dough will be softer and rather sticky if using quinoa so I suggest placing a piece of cling foil on top as you can see in the step-by-step photos above. Alternatively, line a round baking dish with parchment paper, then spoon the quinoa dough into it).
Then place onto a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden and crispy. (If you want to top your pizza with tomato sauce and vegan cheese, add the toppings after 15-20 minutes, then put it back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes).
Toppings (use your favorite)
In the meantime, prep your desired vegetables for the topping. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Add the asparagus (or other veggies you use) and sauté for around 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Toast the pine nuts and seeds in a pan without additional oil for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Spread the non-dairy yogurt over the pizza base. Then top with avocado slices, sautéed asparagus, onions, peas, arugula, olives, and toasted seeds.
Drizzle with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and enjoy immediately!