If I have to choose one food to eat every day for the rest of my life, I’m pretty sure it would be pizza. Pizza is so versatile! You can put almost any topping on a pizza. I really doubt I’d ever tire of it! Just me? Plus, nothing quite compares to homemade pizza! This homemade veggie pesto pizza is definitely a crowd pleaser! It’s delicious, crunchy, dairy free, and a lighter alternative to meat heavy pizza that even your meat eating friends will enjoy. So go ahead and eat your pizza. This light version leaves no guilt attached.
Make sure to precook all your veggies so that they release their water and weight, prior to putting them on your pizza. This is the best way to ensure a deliciously crunchy pizza crust. I like to prepare all my toppings well ahead of time. Then I assemble my pizza and leave it out at room temperature until ready to bake.
Once baked, I recommend leaving your veggie pesto pizza at room temperature for at least five minutes before slicing. This will help the toppings stick to the pizza, rather than slide off when cutting.
Want even more delicious pizza options?
I’ve got plenty! Try my gluten free options including this amazing Lentil Pizza Crust or this Polenta Pizza. Or take a classic dish like Socca (chickpea flatbread) and turn it into pizza with any of your favourite toppings!
Or, if you’re looking for a classic Italian pizza option, try my seriously AMAZING Prosciutto Arugula Pizza.