Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. I love watching the leaves change, going to pick apples, having bonfires, and all of the other stereotypical fall activities. Probably the best thing about fall is getting back into making, and eating, some of my favorite comfort foods that seem too heavy during the hot summer months. While Covid is preventing us from doing a lot of fall activities this year like going to fall festivals, or Halloween parties, we’ve already started creating some great fall dishes to share with all of our readers.
Pizza is one of my all time favorite foods, and quite easy to make vegan. It includes only a few ingredients, and it’s easy to personalize. Nick and I often make BBQ cauliflower or BBQ seitan pizzas that are reminiscent of BBQ chicken pizza. We make our dough from scratch, but you can usually find fresh pizza dough at a super market near you. If you decide to buy your dough instead of making it be sure to check the ingredient list for dairy. If you don’t feel up to the task of making our recipe for pizza dough from scratch we recommend the pizza dough from Trader Joe’s.
Barbecue Seitan Pizza
- 8 oz Upton’s Traditional Seitan
- 1/2 small red onion
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley or cilantro chopped
- 3/4 cup vegan BBQ sauce
- 1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup vegan “mozarella style” cheese
- Break seitan into chunks. If any of the chunks seem too large cut them into smaller pieces, and then place them in a mixing bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce, and about 1/4 cup of your chosen BBQ sauce. Coat all of the seitan chunks.
- Use the rest of the BBQ sauce to coat the pizza crust. You can use a basting brush to spread the sauce out more evenly.
- Cut the onion into whatever size pieces you prefer, and chop parsley or cilantro.
- Top crust with a thin layer of cheese, and then add the onion and Seitan chunks. Do not add the parsley or cilantro yet.
- Add the rest of the vegan cheese on top of the pizza.
- Bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes. If you purchased a crust from the supermarket go by the cook time and temp on the package. Add the parsley or cilantro onto the pizza at this point. You can also top with more BBQ sauce as decoration. Place the pizza back in the oven for a minute or two to wilt the greens just a little.
- Slice and serve. BBQ Seitan pizza goes great with a vegan ranch dipping sauce.