How to Make Delicious Vegan Pizza

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The traditional idea of pizza involves three key ingredients: crust, tomato sauce, and cheese. While other ingredients and toppings may vary, these three items are generally considered to be essential when making a pie.

What might not be so obvious is that cheese isn’t necessary to make a tasty pizza. Some people might have to avoid cheese for reasons such as veganism, lactose intolerance, or a simple aversion to its taste.

Luckily, there are ways to enjoy this classic food without even a bit of cheese.

One way to easily avoid cheese is to skip the tomato sauce and instead use a savory garlic and olive oil base as the cornerstone of your pizza. On top of this, it’s possible to use a wide variety of vegetables, both raw and sauteed, to give your pizza its finishing touch.

If you like the tomato sauce on a traditional pizza but you either can’t or prefer not to eat cheese? There’s no need to fret, because it’s easy to creatively design pies with tomato sauce but without cheese.

Adding pesto to a tomato base is a surefire way to add richness and flavor to a cheeseless pizza. 

You can also try cheese substitutes as a way to add the creamy, savory texture of the real thing to pizza. Cashew cheese is a vegan cheese alternative that uses the cashew nut as its base. Many recipes exist, and it’s just as good, if not better, than the real thing.

Don’t let cheese be an impediment to enjoying a flavorful pie, because it’s certainly possible to do so with just a little bit of ingenuity in your kitchen.