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One of the most original and tasty ways to eat vegetables is to prepare a delicious vegan or veggie pizza, according to our preferences and diet style — a different, healthier, more nutritious way of making pizza recipes that everybody will enjoy.
In this article, we tell you how to make pizza dough, the ingredients that we can use and why it is better to make homemade pizza.
Healthy cooking is easy and quick. However, with a hectic pace of life, we tend to cook less and end up buying pre-cooked meals for those occasions when we do not have time or we just don't feel like it.
One of the most popular meals is pizza. However, it is also one of the most unhealthy foods we can eat if we do not prepare it ourselves, for all the additives, trans fats, and sugars that they usually carry.
For all those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet or simply want to enjoy a healthy pizza, the best option is to prepare it at home. The time of elaboration is just 10 minutes and we can make infinite combinations.
Cooking it ourselves gives us the option of controlling the ingredients we include. In this way, we make sure that it is made from natural products, without additives or preservatives.
Also, we can select fresh ingredients, of higher quality and more nutritious. In this way, the flavor will be more intense.
Another benefit of cooking homemade pizza is the salt amount. One of the things that make the pre-cooked food stand out is the portion of salt and sugar that they carry, which are too high and bad for our health.
Depending on the type of diet we have, we can prepare vegan or veggie pizza. A vegan diet is characterized by not consuming food or products of animal origin, while the vegetarian is based mainly on the consumption of plant foods but can eat products of animal origin, such as milk, its derivatives, eggs, etc.
For this reason, vegan pizza cannot include meat or meat products, fish, eggs, milk, and dairy products. Therefore, we can add vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, legumes...
In a veggie pizza, apart from including the same foods as in the vegan recipe, we can also enjoy cheese, one of the most important ingredients in this recipe. In the case of vegan pizza, we can choose to add vegan cheese, which we can buy or make at home.
The dough can be made in a traditional way using different flours, such as wholemeal, chickpea or spelt. It is also possible to make it with some vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, and carrot.
Also, it is recommended to incorporate some spices and herbs to provide a different and special flavor.
We tell you how to make homemade pizza dough. In this case, we will use whole-wheat flour, but if you prefer you can use normal wheat or another type. This recipe is very quick and easy.
To make it we need: 300 g normal or whole wheat flour, 1 dash of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of coarse salt and half a glass of lukewarm water.
First of all, place the flour in a bowl and shape it into a volcano. Make a hole in the middle, where you will add oil, salt, and water. Mix all the ingredients and knead inside the bowl, until the dough doesn't stick in your hands.
Once we have the desired texture, we place it on the table previously sprinkled with a little flour and stretch it with a roller. We give it the desired shape. If we want it round we can help ourselves of a plate to obtain the perfect shape.
Once we have it ready, we place it on a tray with parchment paper and continue preparing the pizza, adding the tomato sauce and the rest of the ingredients.
If we like it more crunchy, we can put it in the oven for a few minutes before adding the sauce and toppings.
There are infinite combinations and possibilities to prepare our veggie or vegan pizza. We will tell you about our recommendations.
Add tomato sauce over the dough and then zucchini, asparagus, and green olives. You can also sprinkle a few chopped walnuts, vegan cheese, and a little oregano. If we want it in a vegetarian version, we can substitute the vegan cheese with regular mozzarella.
If we want something a little more exotic, we can mix the tomato sauce with curry to taste. For the topping, we put a layer of eggplant slices and a few sesame seeds on top.
If we like to mix flavors, we can prepare it with a base of tomato sauce and add a layer of arugula leaves with a little apple and Welsh onion. The result is spectacular.
A very original version of vegan pizza is to add beet hummus at the base and spinach and a mixture of sunflower and pumpkin seeds on top.
If we do not want to use tomato sauce, we can place a few slices of tomato and mushrooms, onion and black olives with a little fresh basil on top.
Check out the original article: Receta de pizza vegana: masa y combinaciones de ingredientes at viviendolasalud.com