Pizza with Homemade Vegan Cheese

Pizza with Homemade Vegan Cheese

Pizza with Homemade Vegan Cheese

I’ve tried making dairy-based cheeses in the past, usually with limited success…my mozzarella always seemed to turn into a ball of rubbery white goo that looked and tasted nothing like cheese! So, when I found this recipe for vegan mozzarella on Olives for Dinner, I was pretty skeptical and assumed my attempt would end up in a pizza that tasted like coconut. However, it turned out excellent! I followed the instructions to heat the coconut milk, and then mix in and whisk all the other ingredients. Once they were almost a pudding-like consistency the mixture went into the fridge to gel.

Pizza Dough Ready to be Topped!

Pizza Dough Ready to be Topped!

I started the pizza by spreading out the dough and then chopping up all my veggies, including red onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and some fresh basil.

Onions, Tomatoes, Olives, and Basil on the Pizza

Onions, Tomatoes, Olives, and Basil on the Pizza

After spreading out the veggies, I put a good amount of celtic sea salt, freshly ground pepper, aleppo pepper, and red pepper flakes over the veggies before adding the vegan cheese. After adding the cheese, I sprinkled a little olive oil over the pizza plus more freshly-ground pepper.

Pizza Topped with Vegan Cheese

Pizza Topped with Vegan Cheese

The pizza went into the oven for about 20 minutes, and when it came out I was shocked…the cheese was melty and bubbly looking just like real cheese! And tasting it was even better – it was warm and gooey and didn’t taste at all like coconut. I’ll definitely use this cheese recipe again; I bet it would work great in lasagna and other baked dishes!

Pizza Fresh Out of the Oven

Pizza Fresh Out of the Oven

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