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Vegan Margherita Pizza


When I found the vegan mozzarella alternative recipe from Mary Ellen over at VNutrition, I knew I had to try it. It looked like a very quick and easy recipe AND it looked like it got melty.

I am a pizza lover and one of the things that I miss when trying to be dairy free is pizza. I thought the mozzarella alternative would be a good candidate to use for a margherita style pizza.

I found this vegan oil-free pesto from Angela at Oh She Glows and added that to the pizza.

For the crust I used the recipe from Jeanne Lemlin’s Simple Vegetarian Pleasures cookbook for Beer Pizza. It is a quick crust that has just a few ingredients.

Vegan Margherita Pizza


1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour, plus more for the board

1/2 TBS baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

6 oz beer of choice (I used a pilsner)

Oil for greasing pan

2 ripe Roma tomatoes, sliced

Small amount marinara or pizza sauce

Oil Free Pesto

Mozzarella Alternative


Pre heat oven to 450°

Lightly grease baking sheet with olive oil; put aside.

Spread flour on your work surface.

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder.

Pour in the beer, mix well. This will form a sticky lump.

Dump it out on the floured work surface. Roll it in the flour until it’s not so sticky and knead it a time or two to form a ball.

Place ball on greased baking sheet and spread the dough into a 11-12” circle

Add a VERY SMALL amount of marinara on dough, spead it so it is a very light coating.

Arrange Roma tomatoes and little drops of pesto on the dough

Bake 8-10 minutes.

Take out of oven and add slices of the mozzarella alternative

Bake another 4 minutes so that the mozzarella is melty




I’m linking up with Running on Happy, The Fit Foodie Mama, Confessions of a Mother Runner, and A Whisk and Two Wands for #MeatlessMonday!



  1. Rachel

    I have the Oh She Glows cookbook. I love it. I’ll have to try the oil-free pesto!

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It is good!

  2. I’ve never had any of the cheese alternatives! Looks like real cheese. Thanks for joining us for Meatless Monday today


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