Vegan Israeli Pizza

avocado, caramelized onion, eggplant, hummus

Hi. My name is Amy and I am obsessed with avocados. Anyone else? They are just the perfect addition to salads, sandwiches, grains. Looovvvveee them! I have had some requests for more vegan recipes lately, and as I was building my Israeli inspired pizza it hit me- this pizza is vegan! Vegan Israeli Pizza! Yahtzee! Okay I guess it is more a flatbread, since there is no cheese, or tomato sauce. Of course I incorporated my favorite avocado for a pizza flatbread chock full of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Plus hummus and eggplant, this ‘za is basically a health food!

How were your Halloweens? Mine was fantastic per usual! My friend Jasmin over at 1 Fine Cookie and I dressed as piñatas. We were pretty much minor celebrities on 6th street. Now I know how Lindsay Lohan feels- back away paparazzi, I just want to get a freaking cocktail!

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You may have seen this photo on Instagram! To make our costumes, we cut up crepe paper and hot glued it in layers on a stretchy $10 dress (while wearing the dress to make sure it was stretched correctly). I happened to have extra unicorn piñatas lying around (who doesn’t?) so we cut the heads off and glued them to headbands for our hats. Oh I wish I could dress up in costume every day! Anyhoo…what did you guys dress up as?

Onto the pizza. Here is all you need.

Use any crust you like- even store bought! I won’t tell, and will only judge you in secret. I used the crust recipe from my potato latke pizza. First up, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F. Slice eggplant into thin slices, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and roast for 20 minutes, flipping half way.

While your eggplant is cooking, slice your onion into thin slices and saute in olive oil and salt on low heat until caramelized. Add a bit of agave nectar or honey (not vegan!) to up the sweetness.

I’m an idiot and forgot to photograph my finished caramelized onions. I was just so excited for pizza!! Now let’s build the pizza. If you made dough, stretch it onto a pizza pan and top with hummus. I used my classic hummus recipe!

Then top with caramelized onions and eggplant.

To cut your avocado, slice it in half and remove the pit. Then cut long slivers of avocado while this skin is still on, like so:

The scoop the whole half out with a large spoon and separate the slices. Add them to your pizza! Then sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

Increase oven to 450 degrees F and bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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Yum!! Feta would be tasty on here too, but if you want to add vegan cheese, I hear the Daiya brand is tasty. Drizzle finished pizza with olive oil if desired.

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Vegan Israeli Pizza
 
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You won’t even miss the cheese with hummus, avocado, eggplant and caramelized onions on this pizza!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Israeli
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Dough for 1 pizza
  • 1 small eggplant, cut into ¼ inch slices
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 large white onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup hummus
  • ½ large avocado
  • Cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. First up, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F. Slice eggplant into thin slices, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and roast for 20 minutes, flipping half way. Once cooked, increase oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. While your eggplant is cooking, slice your onion into thin slices and saute in olive oil and a sprinkle of salt on low heat until caramelized. Low and slow- this will take about 30 minutes. Add a bit of agave nectar or honey (not vegan!) to up the sweetness at the end. Don’t skip the salt as this helps extract moisture from the onions!
  3. Now let’s build the pizza! If you made dough, stretch it onto a pizza pan and top with hummus.
  4. Then top with caramelized onions and eggplant.
  5. To cut your avocado, slice it in half and remove the pit. Then cut long slivers of avocado while this skin is still on.
  6. Then scoop the whole half out with a large spoon and separate the slices. Add them to your pizza!
  7. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  8. Drizzle finished pizza with olive oil or balsamic if desired.

 

This post is not sponsored by avocados. I just love them!

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Comments

  1. Daughter and I both LOVE avocado – this looks great. Best salad “dressing” in the world – herbed feta cheese from the local market, sliced avocado, couple squeezes of lemon or lime. Mix into whatever salad and who needs dressing in a bottle? Easy.

  2. This looks delicious and creative! Sorry, I have a conflict Wed. I hate to miss your webcasts! Maybe the next one!!!

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