Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza

April 22, 2010

This simple whole wheat pizza dough is delicious and versatile. Sometime I cut it in stripes for bread sticks. Just drizzle with olive oil and salt, pepper, and garlic powder and bake; serve with marinara sauce.  Play with all your favorite pizza toppings and sauces. Have fun with some of the delicious vegan cheeses and sausages that are available. Try pesto sauce with tomatoes and basil. Make it into flat bread with olive oil and herbs for a classy side.

For the Dough

1 1/4       cups   warm water (105°-115°)

2              pkgs   dry yeast

1              Tbs     honey

3              tbs      olive oil

3-4           cups   whole wheat flour

2              tsp      kosher salt

Toppings

3/4 cup                 store-bought marinara or pizza sauce

6                 button mushrooms, chopped

1                 bell pepper, sliced

1/2             onion, sliced

1/4   cup   sliced black olives

1/2   pint   cherry tomatoes halved

1       tsp     dried oregano

2       tsp     extra virgin Olive Oil

fresh basil leaves

1.    For the dough: Mix together warm water, yeast, honey, and olive oil. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Make sure that the yeast is foamy. Using a dough hook of a mixer, or by hand, slowly add in 3 cups of flour. and 2 tsp salt.  Knead the dough on low speed, or by hand, for 10 minutes. Add flour as needed if the dough is sticky. Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand 12 times. Put dough in a well oiled bowl, roll dough around so that all sides are lightly coated in olive oil. Cover with a clean cloth. Let rise until double in volume, about 30-50 minutes. Divide the dough into equal parts, make 2-6 pizzas depending on how big you want them. Roll dough into balls and cover with a damp towel to rest 10 minutes. On a lightly flours surface, roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle a light layer of cornmeal on baking sheet or pizza stone.

2. Spread out pizza sauce evenly over pizzas, leaving a 1/2 border around the outside of the dough. Evenly top pizza with toppings. Sprinkle on dried oregano and drizzle over olive oil last. Bake 10-15 minutes at 400° F (or 500° F if you like the crust extra crispy.) Remove from over and top with basil leaves. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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  • laura

    this looks really yummy! might need to try it!

  • leesa

    honey is not vegan —

  • http://www.mygreendiet.com/ Mary

    you are right, that is one of the reason I don’t say I am 100% vegan. I think raw local honey has some wonderful health benefits and it is a great sweetener. 

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