Lavash Vegan Pizza
I can’t have pizza because I am on a diet.
I am here to tell you you can have pizza when you are on your healthy journey. Eating should not be seen as I can or I can’t because in reality, this mentality leads to an unsustainable journey. You can pizza whenever you want and yes, pizza does carry a lot of fats and carbs, but it also carries protein and micronutrients, so if you want to have pizza as your treat meal, go for it, but if you simply enjoy having healthier meals then I got you covered too. You choose your meals, but for those of you who want healthier choices, here is a healthier version to pizza using lavash.
Using this flatbread as the base is a nice little twist to the average pita pizzas or store bought mini pizza crusts. Don’t get me wrong, I love pitas as a base and the store bought pizza crusts come in handy when I am in a hurry but want homemade pizza, but using lavash simply makes it delicious.
The reason I decided to use lavash was because my younger sister and I were craving pizza, but we didn’t want to order takeout or run to the store to buy ingredients, so we used what we had in the kitchen. This makes is better because it may mean you have most of the ingredients in your house, if you don’t, swap the ingredient to ingredients you do have on hand. You may also add ingredients, if you wish.
One of my main points with my blog is to make cooking easy for you, not hard. Please, try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I do.
Start to finish: 20-25 minutes
1 Whole wheat lavash
1 tablespoon olive oil infused with rosemary and garlic
Mushrooms (any type you like), sliced
Fennel, thinly sliced
Black olives, sliced
Preheat the oven to 355 F.
Meanwhile in a small sauce pan, add olive oil, chopped rosemary and minced garlic clove. Turn the heat on over medium heat. Turn on the heat after adding all the ingredients because it will prevent the garlic from burning quickly. If the garlic burns, it will make the infused oil taste bitter, and you will have to start over. Cook for 3 minutes while stirring. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.
Brush the lavash with the infused oil. Then add the rest of the ingredients and additional toppings you may want to add.
Bake for 12 minutes. Make sure to keep your eye on the pizza because it burns easily.
Let it cool and enjoy.
* All the portion sizes are based on a general serving size, but you may change all serving sizes to your specific portion size.