Who doesn’t like pizza, right? Most probably you have tried at least once to make it at home. Of course, we can discuss if pizza with thin crust is better than the one with a thick crust. Or, if it’s normal to put pineapple on a pizza… Probably all the Italians are now pulling their face in disgust, ha ha! In other words, everyone has his or her own preferences. And my easy vegan rainbow pizza is perfect to be adjusted to your taste!
Basically, the toppings of this easy vegan rainbow pizza are completely up to you! If you want to substitute some ingredients with others, feel free to do that. Just, if you want to keep the rainbow pattern, make sure that your substitute ingredients are in the right color. Even more, you can also make two small pizzas with thin crust instead of one pizza with thick crust, like I did. In other words, you can play around with this recipe as much as you want. The important thing is that you achieve a result that satisfies your taste buds! Oh, and if you like colorful dishes, try also my rainbow pasta salad!
How to make easy vegan rainbow pizza
First of all, you need to prepare the pizza dough. Even though the preparation process is very easy, it will take some time, since you need to wait for the dough to rise. Therefore, it’s important to use yeast that you know is actually functioning. I’ve had some yeast-related failures in the past. That’s why, once I found yeast that works well, I keep using only that one in my kitchen. Basically, to make the pizza dough you need to pay attention to the instructions on your yeast package. I used instant yeast that can be mixed directly in the flour without dissolving it first in liquid. That means that you need to mix together flour, instant yeast, salt and sugar. Then add warm water and oil and mix everything well.
When the mixture starts to form into dough, knead it for a few minutes and then put in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Then place the bowl in a warm place and let the dough rise for about 45 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the toppings. For the purple circle I used red (purple) onions, for the green circle – broccoli florets, for the yellow – corn, for the orange – shredded carrots and for the red circle – cherry tomatoes. Once the dough has risen, roll it out, place it in your chosen baking dish, cover it with tomato sauce and all the toppings. Afterwards put it in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes. Although this easy vegan rainbow pizza doesn’t contain cheese, it’s very filling and flavorful.
Ideas for substituting the rainbow pizza toppings
For the purple circle you can try to use small eggplant pieces by turning them skin-side up. Or purple cabbage. Or maybe you can even find purple carrots in your hometown. Then the green circle can be made also from green bell pepper, arugula or zucchini pieces skin-side up. For the yellow circle you can use yellow bell pepper, yellow zucchini or yellow tomatoes. The orange circle can be made of pumpkin pieces or orange bell pepper. While the red circle can be made also from red chili peppers or red bell peppers. For sure there are also other ingredients that you can use as a substitute and that I didn’t mention here. But hopefully these ideas will help you, in case you’re not a big fan of some of the ingredients that I originally used in my easy vegan rainbow pizza recipe.
In Specky’s opinion, all of the ingredients are good. Some are better only for humans, like, red onions, but some are also a real treat for bunnies. For example, broccoli florets. Specky looooves broccoli! And if in big quantities it didn’t hurt his tummy, he would eat it every day. But since it does, he enjoys broccoli just occasionally.
In the end, did I tempt you with this recipe? Do you want to know how a pizza with so many delicious, healthy and colorful ingredients taste like? Well, try it and you won’t be disappointed, because this rainbow pizza really is:
- easy to make
- deliciously colorful
- and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!