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Plant-Based Garlic + Onion Infused Pizza Dough

Prep

1 hour 15 minutes

Cook

12 minutes

Yield

3

Plant-based flavourful infused pizza dough…. you can’t go wrong! This pizza recipe is pretty simple to make, everything is homemade, and you’ll feel the freshness in the flavours. It’s the perfect go-to when you’re busy, want a Friday night pizza night, or need something that your kids will eat up.

Did somebody say pizza?

I constantly get asked the question of “Maria, why do you eat a plant-based diet?” and the reason is because it makes me feel good from the inside out. I love using fresh ingredients, I love knowing what I’m putting in my body is good for me and helps keep me healthy, and to be honest, it’s just my preference. However, even if you aren’t eating a plant-based or vegan diet, I promise this recipe will please the meat eaters in your family too. Plus, you can always throw some pepperoni on top if you need to.

Plant-based bread flour

One of the key ingredients used in this recipe is Bob’s Red Mill’s bread flour. This flour is a staple in any pantry of someone who likes to make breads and doughs. It’s great for baguettes, pizza crusts, rolls, bagels, and flatbreads. This flour is made from malted barley which makes it high in protein, rich in flavour and fantastic for plant-based diets.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s very versatile and you can personalize it to what you and your family love the most. If you don’t like garlic and onions, you can try it with herbs, or chilies and olives. My variation for this pizza though I used some superstar ingredients that pack a lot of punch when it comes to flavour and may be a bit more on the untraditional side for those pepperoni and cheese lovers. I used:

  • Watercress
  • Zucchini
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Capers

Watercress is a powerful ingredient in a plant-based diet

But I really want to dive into the benefits of one of the really unique ingredients on this list that you probably are thinking “what on earth is watercress?” Well Maria’s here to educate! You would never think to add this to recipes because likely you don’t know much about it. Watercress is packed with nutrients and makes a fantastic pizza topping or is great to throw in salads or other recipes too. Some of those A-list nutrients and benefits are:

  • Vitamin K
  • High in antioxidants
  • Can help prevent disease
  • Vitamin C
  • Helps aid in eye health

I feel like your whole family will love this super easy plant-based pizza and pizza dough recipe, and I’d love to hear what you think! So make sure to join me on social media or share below in the comments when you make this tasty pizza. And if you’re interested, you should check out some of my other plant-based pizza variations below:

See the recipe card below for how to make this Plant-Based Garlic + Onion Infused Pizza. Enjoy!

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This plant-based pizza dough is infused with garlic and onions and incredibly versatile which makes it perfect for the whole family on pizza night!

Plant-Based Garlic + Onion Infused Pizza Dough

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Vegan

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Ingredients

1/2 cups warm water

2 packets active dry yeast

4 cups bread flour – I used Bob’s Red Mill Artisan Bread Flour

2 tsp salt

dash of cracked pepper

4 cloves of caramelized garlic

1/2 cup caramelized sweet onion

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Toppings:

thinly sliced zucchini

homemade tomato sauce

fresh tomatoes

artichokes

capers

homemade cashew cheese – drizzle on after cooking

watercress – add after cooking


Instructions

Combine the water and active yeast in a bowl and set aside for minutes until foam forms.

On a flat surface pile the flour, sprinkle with salt and pepper then make a well in the centre of the flour.  Slowly pour the water and yeast mixture into the well.  Add the olive oil to the well and then gently mix the dry and wet ingredients, folding the flour into the middle slowly.  The is the act of kneading.  Knead for around 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Brush a bowl with oil and place the dough inside.  Put a tea towel over the bowl and allow it to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  The dough should double in size.

Smash a whole into the dough with your fist, add your onions and garlic, mix a bit and divide into three balls.  Flour a surface and use a rolling pin (or a wine bottle if you don’t have one!) to flatten out and shape the dough into a circle. The dough should be an 1/8 to 1/4 inch (3 to 6mm) thick.  Poke the dough all over with a fork to prevent air pockets and then top with your toppings of choice.  Bake for around 15-20 minutes on a baking sheet, turning halfway through.


Notes

After your dough has risen, been divided and is ready to be rolled, you can wrap the dough balls in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.  On the morning you plan to make pizza, grab a dough ball from the freezer and place in an oiled bowl covered with plastic wrap (or a wet towel) in the refrigerator until is it soft. Remove from the refrigerator and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Keywords: Pizza, Plant based, plant based diet

 

 

 

 

 

Tamara

My first rating, even if I used the foodbymaria app for 4 months now…. What can I say? Like all of her receipes, this one is extra delicious!!! I have not found one dish I did not enjoy. Just one thing – I could not find a temperature (I just baked it at 220°C and removed it from the oven when it looked good).

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, I love this recipe too!

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