Vegan Pizza with Artichokes and Broccoli

Usually Funk is the one requesting homemade pizza around here, but this time around it was me. I couldn’t get a broccoli artichoke pizza off the brain!

I started out with a premade ciabatta bread (that’s basically pizza crust) from Trader Joes. It’s already fully cooked when you buy it in the store, and pizza-pie shaped, but any pre-made crust would do.

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Topped it with a jar of bruschetta with huge tomato chunks.

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And tore fresh basil leaves to sprinkle on top.

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Then I used a veggie peeler to thinly slice soy mozzarella and put it on the pizza in little lattice-work patterns.

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And topped that with some pre-cut broccoli

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And sliced artichoke hearts (canned).

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Then popped the pie in the 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes when the cheese started to get golden and bubbly.

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All sliced and nice.

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This was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever made or eaten!

9 Comments

  1. Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    I can’t seem to get into canned artichokes. Homemade pizza is the best.

  2. Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Looks delicious! I never thought to use bruschetta as pizza sauce, I love Trader Joe’s canned bruschetta! I’ll definitely try this!

  3. Posted February 22, 2011 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    This pizza looks FANTASTIC!

  4. Posted February 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Haha, Elizabeth and I were just talking about that vegan pizza I had in Portland. This looks just as good! 🙂

  5. Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    This pizza looks amazing! Would love to re-create asap!

  6. Posted February 23, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Looks great! Is that the trader joe’s sliced soy mozzarella? Looks like it melts nicely.

  7. Janel
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Hi Alexandra – Yep it’s the TJs soy mozzarella but it doesn’t come pre-sliced. It’s in a block, and I took a veggie peeler to thinly slice pieces. It contains casein, which helps it melt (and doesn’t make it 100% vegan).

  8. Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Since recently coming to terms with my pizza obsession I’ve tried to incorporate it in my life once a week – but eating pizza that often calls for a healthy version like this!

  9. Janel
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Yes! And if you allow yourself to have some amazing homemade pizza regularly, you can tap into that healthy obsession! After that, the junky pizza doesn’t even taste good.

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  2. By Roasted Artichokes | EatWellWithJanel on April 26, 2011 at 6:05 am

    […] a salad bar and you’ll see me load up my plate with mounds of artichoke hearts. I love them. As a pizza topper, dip enhancement, or accompaniment to a pasta salad, artichokes add a toothsome bite to many meals. […]

  3. By Roasted Artichokes on October 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    […] a salad bar and you’ll see me load up my plate with mounds of artichoke hearts. I love them. As a pizza topper, dip enhancement, or accompaniment to a pasta salad, artichokes add a toothsome bite to many meals. […]

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