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Eating Like a Ninja Turtle: Vegan Pizza with Portobello Mushrooms

Pizza is an easy and quick meal. It covers so many food groups all in one go. But, with greasy dough and cheese, it is not often vegan friendly. This does not have to be the case, nor does it have to be so unhealthy. Below, I will share with you an awesome recipe to cook vegan pizza without any fancy ingredients necessary. Let’s begin!

Vegan Pizza with Portobello Mushrooms

The dough:

2 ½ tablespoons of whole wheat flour (or just regular flour)
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar 

  • 1 ½ cup of warm water 

  • A pinch of salt
  • Extra: 1 tablespoon cornmeal to add onto the pan


1 tablespoon of tomato pasta sauce
1 tomato chopped
3 green onions chopped
1 Portobello mushrooms 

  • Extra: vegan hot dogs or gardeins: beef, chick-in, whatever you want to make it even more delicious

Add one spoon of yeast with one-cup of water. Then, add the sugar. Once you see bubbles in this mixture, do not panic. The yeast is working. Add flour, and slowly add more water. Afterwards, add the salt. Then start kneading the mixture outside of the bowl. Be a chef and show off your awesome kneading skills. Finally, shape it in a nice ball and rub it with two tablespoons of olive oil so it is spreadable. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover it cover it with a clean cloth. Leave it for half an hour. It should rise over this period.

Press the dough down to release any extra air. Add 1 tablespoon of cornmeal onto the pan so that the dough does not stick and burn — Ninja Turtles don’t like burned pizza. And neither do we, right?! Then, add the dough to the pan, press it by your palms so that it can spread to the surface without becoming too thin.

Add toppings. Start with the tomato pasta sauce, then add the vegetables, make it look pretty and colorful. Remember, the more colorful the meal, the healthier it probably is. Okay, and then there’s Yell-o. Preheat the oven as you are adding the ingredients. Then, put your pie in the oven for about 15 minutes, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

After that you should have a golden, beautiful crust and a yummy vegan pizza ready. Enjoy!


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  • Samantha October 17, 2013, 10:47 PM

    I just beacme a vegetarian so this i hope will help i have already fond so many great recipies THANK YOU SO MUCH


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