Welcome, fellow culinary adventurers! I’m here to take you on a mouth-watering journey with my cheeseless Spanish pizza recipe. If you’re anything like me, you love pizza. But let’s face it, sometimes that hearty cheesy goodness can make you feel heavy and weighed down. Well, fear not friends! I’ve found the perfect solution.
This vegan cheeseless Spanish pizza is light, crisp, and positively bursting with flavour. Rather than smothering the toppings beneath layers of cheese and sauce, we let them sing in all their glory atop a perfectly cooked homemade thin crust. The tomatoes are juicy, the onions are sweet and tangy – you can taste every ingredient without having to fight your way through a wall of dairy.
But our journey doesn’t end there. We’re not just talking any old pizza; this is a flatbread-style Catalan coca de inspired by the traditional Spanish dish. Our crust is dashed with olive oil and sprinkled with just the right combination of fresh herbs.
So come along as we embark together on a delicious adventure. Ready to enjoy a pizza that is full of flavour but light on the stomach? Let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Picture this: a crispy, golden crust topped with juicy diced tomatoes, onions, and spicy chorizo peppers. The aromas of garlic and extra virgin olive oil fill the air as you take your first bite of this cheeseless Spanish pizza. Can you taste it? It’s absolutely delicious.
Now, some of you might be asking, “But where’s the cheese?” Well, let me tell you – you won’t even miss it. This pizza is so flavorful and well-balanced that adding cheese would actually be a disservice to the dish. Trust me on this one.
But why else will you love this recipe? First off, it’s vegan-friendly. That means no dairy or animal products are used in this dish. And for all my gluten-free folks out there, fear not – there are options for you too. You can easily substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend or use a pre-made gluten-free pizza crust. This pizza is truly versatile and accommodating to various dietary restrictions.
Another perk of this recipe is that it utilizes fresh and simple ingredients that pack a punch of flavor. Diced tomatoes, onions, black olives, garlic cloves, and chorizo peppers are all key players in creating the taste of Spain right in your own kitchen. Plus, making homemade pizza dough is easier than you might think – trust me, I’m not a professional baker by any means.
So why will you love this cheeseless Spanish pizza recipe? Because it’s bursting with flavor from fresh ingredients and savory spices, it accommodates various dietary restrictions, and it’s easy to make at home. What more could you ask for in a pizza?
Here are all the ingredients you will need to make this delicious cheeseless Spanish pizza:
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 small onion, chopped
– 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
– 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground pepper
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– ½ teaspoon salt
– Warm water (enough for pizza dough)
– All-purpose flour (enough for pizza dough)
– Active dry yeast (2/3 tablespoons)
– Toppings: Chorizo peppers, black olives, green olives, garlic mushroom spinach or tofu ricotta
Note: If you have gluten intolerance, you can use no yeast pizza dough or gluten-free flour for the pizza crust.
Now that we have all of our ingredients together let’s move on to making the pizza!
The Recipe How-To
Are you ready to learn how to make the BEST Cheeseless Spanish Pizza ever? Get your apron on and let’s get cooking!
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp olive oil + extra for drizzling
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- Handful of black olives, roughly chopped
- Spanish chorizo peppers, sliced thinly
- In a bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the yeast, sugar and water until dissolved. Let sit for about 10 minutes until it is frothy.
- Once frothy, add in the flour, olive oil and salt. Mix until fully combined and forms a workable dough. If too sticky, add more flour.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Roll out the dough into a thin oval shape on parchment paper or pizza stone.Try to keep the edges thicker than the middle so that they will puff up slightly.
- In a separate pan, saute garlic and onions in olive oil on medium heat until softened.
- Spread the garlic-onion mixture over the flattened dough followed by diced tomatoes with their juices.
- Top with olives and slices of chorizo peppers.
- Drizzle some olive oil over the toppings.
- Bake for about fifteen-twenty minutes or until golden brown.
And voila! You now have your very own Cheeseless Spanish Pizza! This crust is crisp and delicious without cheese!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you feeling adventurous? Don’t be afraid to try different substitutions and variations of this Cheeseless Spanish Pizza recipe. Here are a few ideas to get started:
– Pita Pizza Toppings: Want to make individual pizzas for everyone? Use pita bread instead of pizza dough and add your desired toppings. Perfect for parties or quick meals.
– Gluten-Free Option: Swap out the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour and adjust the amount of warm water accordingly. You can also opt for a no-yeast pizza dough recipe if you prefer.
– Vegetarian Twist: While this pizza is already vegan-friendly, you can also make it more plant-based by loading up on the veggies! Try garlic mushroom and spinach, onion and green olives, or pepper and tomato toppings for added flavor.
– Spanish Style Variations: Experiment with adding different toppings like chorizo, peppers, or brava sauce. You can also try making a coca de (Catalan coca) which is a type of flatbread typically topped with tomato sauce and veggies or meat, similar to a pizza but without the cheese.
– Switch Up the Cheese Sauce: If you want to add some cheesy goodness without using actual cheese or dairy products, try making tofu ricotta or using a vegan cheese sauce recipe from Yummly. There are plenty of delicious options out there!
Remember, don’t be afraid to get creative and make this cheeseless Spanish pizza your own!
Serving and Pairing
Now that your cheeseless Spanish pizza is ready to be devoured, let’s talk about serving and pairing options that will tantalize your taste buds. The first thing to keep in mind is that this pizza is perfect for sharing with friends and family during social events or gatherings. You can even use it as a party appetizer by slicing it into small squares, – they will disappear from the table in no time.
The cheeseless Spanish pizza is a flavor-packed dish, so it pairs well with light-bodied red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Chianti. A refreshing white wine like Albariño, Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc will balance the tomato-based flavors, while a rosé like a dry Provence rosé will complement the overall savory flavors of the pizza.
Additionally, since the pizza has a lot of vegetables as toppings, you can also pair it with vegan dips like Salsa verde or Guasacaca for added flavor. Not only they perfectly complement the dish, but they bring extra freshness and zingy taste.
If you’re looking for something casual or crave for simple snacks, just cut leftovers into bite-sized squares and use them as pita bread toppers or croutons to your greens salad. Combine ingredients you love to make an ultimate DIY salad you love.
And – listen up – I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: sometimes when I’m feeling extra adventurous, I’ll even try pairing this pizza recipe with a cold beer like pale ale or lager – all these wheaty hops lovingly match-up the spice level of chorizo peppers in the Spanish Pizza.
The possibilities are endless! So go ahead and have some fun with different pairings as something unique always enriches one’s culinary experience.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Ah, the pleasure of having fantastic leftovers! With this Cheeseless Spanish Pizza Recipe, you can enjoy your pizza for days to come. Here are some tips for the best storage and reheating methods.
If you prefer to prepare the dough in advance, the best option is to refrigerate it up to 3 days before baking. You can also pre-bake the crusts, wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer. Once you are ready to use them, they’ll remind you of being freshly baked!
To properly store your cooked pizza, let it cool at room temperature for 20-30 minutes, then slice it into desired portions. Place leftover slices into an airtight container or wrap them tightly in foil or plastic wrap. Store the pizza in the fridge for up to 3 days.
When reheating leftover slices of Cheeseless Spanish Pizza, there is a golden rule: “Avoid microwave ovens!” Microwaving makes the crust soggy and takes away from its perfect texture. Instead, take out your frying pan or cast iron skillet and heat it over medium-high heat until it’s hot. Add a few drops of olive oil and carefully place your frozen pizza slices into the pan. Cover your pan with a lid and let it heat for about 5 minutes or until the crust becomes crispy again.
Note that different cooking methods impact on the taste and quality of food items differently; thus, we suggest that you experiment with various reheating techniques to find what’s best for you.
In conclusion, storing leftovers from a homemade pizza has never been easier with this Cheeseless Spanish Pizza Recipe. With an easy make-ahead technique and simple reheating tips, you’ll be able to indulge yourself for days! So why wait? Get your apron on and start cooking some savory Spanish-style pizzas today!
Tips for Perfect Results
So, you’ve decided to make the Cheeseless Spanish Pizza, but you want to make sure it comes out perfect. I’m here to help with some tips that will make your pizza-making experience an extraordinary one.
First and foremost, use high-quality ingredients. The taste of a dish depends on the quality of its ingredients, and this goes for pizza as well. Choose fresh herbs, vegetables, and olive oil. Opt for organic produce if possible. Freshly ground pepper makes a huge difference in bringing out the flavors in the pizza.
Secondly, let the dough rise slowly. Make sure to give your dough enough time to rise properly. This will help develop gluten strands in the dough and give your crust a chewy texture. You can also try doubling the amount of yeast used or letting it proof overnight in the refrigerator.
Next, preheat your oven before baking. No one wants a soggy, undercooked pizza. Heat your oven to the highest temperature it can go before baking to achieve a crispy, golden crust.
Fourthly, don’t overload your pizza with toppings. It may be tempting to pile on every topping imaginable, but less is definitely more with pizzas. Too many toppings can cause the crust to become soggy and prevent it from cooking evenly.
Fifthly, try different variations of the recipe. There are endless possibilities for toppings that complement Spanish-style pizza crusts such as brava sauce-infused plant-based chorizo peppers or garlic mushroom spinach.
Lastly, have fun! Making cheeseless Spanish pizza shouldn’t be stressful or a chore. Experiment with different toppings and flavor combinations until you find what works best for your unique preferences.
By following these simple tips, you’ll create a delicious Cheeseless Spanish Pizza that will keep everyone coming back for more!
In conclusion, this Cheeseless Spanish Pizza Recipe is the perfect recipe to try if you’re craving for a tasty and hearty pizza but trying to avoid dairy or animal products. The combination of ingredients, including flavorsome Spanish chorizo, juicy diced tomatoes, and savory garlic cloves and onions, come together to create a truly unique and delicious dish that everyone will love.
Not only is this pizza vegan, but it’s also incredibly easy to make with simple ingredients that can be found at any grocery store. The homemade pizza dough is fuss-free and requires no kneading or waiting around for the dough to rise. You’ll have a golden-crisped crust ready in under an hour!
Moreover, this recipe is highly customizable so you can tailor it to suit your preferences or add your favorite toppings like garlic mushroom spinach or brava sauce. You could even switch up the traditional pizza crust with flatbread typically found in Spanish coca or Catalan coca recipes.
This Cheeseless Spanish Pizza Recipe caters to all dietary preferences, whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian, gluten-free, or plant-based eater. The possibilities are endless with this versatile recipe.
So next time you’re looking for the perfect pizza that doesn’t compromise flavor or quality, give this recipe a try. It’s one of the 10 best pizza cheeseless recipes out there, according to Yummly. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Cheeseless Spanish Pizza Recipe
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 20 spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 12 black olives, pitted and chopped
- Brush pizza pan with melted butter or oil.
- Make crust: Combine yeast, sugar and 1 /14 cups flour in large bowl.
- Add warm water and oil.
- Beat with electric beaters for 3 minutes.
- Stir in as much remaining flour as you can.
- Knead dough on lightly-floured surface until smooth in elastic.
- Place in a greased bowl; cover and leave in warm place to rise for 45 minutes or until doubled.
- Make topping: Rinse spinach; do not pat dry. Cut into shreds.
- Place into saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Squeeze out excess moisture.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Heat oil in medium saucepan, add garlic and onion. Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and pepper; simmer gently for 5 minutes. Drain.
- Punch down dough and knead on lightly-floured surface for 2-3 minutes.
- Roll or pat dough onto prepared pan.
- Spread dough with spinach. Top with tomato mixture; sprinkle with olives.
- Bake 25-30 minutes.
- Cut into small squares. Serve warm or cold.
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Mishra Vikas is a digital nomad who loves to explore the world and learn about its cultures. As a programmer, backpacker, and cook, he enjoys sharing his adventures and cooking up delectable dishes. Writing about his experiences, creating tasty recipes, and discovering new places are some of his favorite activities. He’s an avid traveler and passionate chef, always on the lookout for an exciting new journey.