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White Pizza with Zucchini and Tomatoes


  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: About 8 slices
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This white pizza with zucchini and tomatoes is the perfect family-friendly meal. It’s topped with a homemade herbed tofu ricotta, vegan mozzarella shreds, and layers of grilled zucchini and fresh tomato.


Ingredients

  • 16 ounces pizza dough
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 to 1 cup vegan ricotta
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella-style shreds
  • 1/2 zucchini, cut into 3/16-inch slices
  • 23 small tomatoes, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Remove pizza dough from the refrigerator and allow pizza dough to come to room temperature or about an hour.
  2. In a small skillet on medium-high heat, add in the olive oil and garlic. Sautee for 2-3 minutes or just until the garlic begins to get golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Lightly oil a grill pan or cast iron pan, add your zucchini slices and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  4. Preheat your grill to the hottest it will go OR preheat your conventional oven according to the package instructions on your pizza dough. For the dough we use, it’s 500°F. 
  5. Stretch your dough into a circle on a 12″ or 14″ pizza pan. Brush the garlic and oil we prepared earlier on the dough, including the crust. 
  6. Cover the pizza dough with the tofu ricotta, then add 3/4 cup of the mozzarella-style shreds on top. Evenly distribute the zucchini, and tomatoes over the cheese, and then sprinkle over the remaining 1/4 cup of vegan cheese. 
  7. Baking on a grill: Add a baking sheet under your pizza pan, and then pop it onto the grill. Close your grill and allow the pizza to cook until golden, about 15 minutes, rotating halfway through. 
  8. Baking in the oven: Bake the pizza according to the instructions on your pizza dough or until golden brown. For us, it was about 10 minutes.

Notes

  • If you are using store-bought ricotta, we recommend adding fresh or dried herbs to it like we did in our recipe here
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Pizza
  • Method: Oven or Grill

Keywords: Entree, Pizza, Ricotta, basil, oven, grill