Looking to change up your pizza game? This Greek Pizza with Tofu Feta is full of flavor and is always a crowd pleaser.
As an omnivore, pizza for me used to be crust, tomato sauce, cheese and a topping – pepperoni when I ate meat and mushrooms while I was a vegetarian. Now as a vegan, pizza has become much more creative and flavorful. Who says we need to stick to the rules of using tomato sauce and cheese? Why not put chickpeas and tahini on a pizza? This pizza was inspired by my favorite lunchtime Greek salad. I originally made it with vegan Soy Feta that had been sent to me to review. After I ran out of the samples, I found it at the local Whole Foods, and quickly became an addict, but sadly, they no longer carry it. Rather than give up on my favorite salad altogether, I set about making my own “feta” with tofu. While it doesn’t taste exactly like feta cheese, it has a similar flavor, and it compliments this pizza quite nicely.
Greek Pizza with Tofu Feta
- 1 pound extra firm tofu drained and pressed
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon mellow white miso
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
For the Pizza
- 12 ” or 15” prepared pizza crust
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 red onion diced (about ½ a cup)
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 5 ounces baby spinach chopped
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 4 or 5 pepperoncini peppers sliced
- 2 artichoke hearts chopped
- 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1/3 cup kalamata olives chopped
- Sprig of chopped fresh oregano or a sprinkle of dried
For the Tofu Feta:
Crumble the tofu into large chunks and place in a shallow bowl or baking dish.
Mix together the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Pour the lemon juice mixture over the tofu. Toss gently to combine.
Place the dish of tofu in the fridge for several hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the better the flavor.
For the Tahini Dressing:
Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Set aside until ready to use. Sauce will thicken after sitting for a while. Add water when ready to use, if necessary.
Assemble the Pizza
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Preheat crust, if necessary.
Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat until the onion turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped spinach and cook for just a minute or two more, until it wilts.
Spread the spinach mixture over the crust. Layer on the rest of the ingredients with the exception of the tahini sauce.
Cook for 10-12 minutes.
Drizzle on the tahini sauce, slice into 8 pieces, and then eat ‘er up!