This was a really tasty vegan pizza. I think its our new favorite.

White Pizza with Artichokes, Asparagus and Green Olives


for the pizza dough:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup warm water

for the white sauce:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups plain soy yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vegetable bouillon powder
  • 2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard powder
  • nutmeg
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • Tabasco

for the toppings:

  • 1 can artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1 jar white asparagus, cut in large pieces
  • 1-2 handfuls green olives
  • soy cheese of choice to grate on top
  • various Italian herbs sprinkled on top

Spreading the white sauce on the dough White pizza with toppings Some extra pizza rolls

  1. Make the pizza dough at least 2 hours ahead of time.
  2. Place the flour in a large bowl add the salt and whisk it around.
  3. Add the sugar to the warm water, then the yeast.
  4. Allow the yeast to begin to bubble (only takes a minute or so).
  5. Using a mixer, mix the yeast and olive oil with the flour. Mix until you have a smooth ball of dough.
  6. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and put in a warm place to rise. It will take 45 minutes to an hour depending on the temperature.
  7. While the dough is rising, make the white sauce by blending the ingredients together.
  8. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper or nutritional yeast.
  9. Cut the artichokes and prepare the asparagus.
  10. Depending on time – if you have more time, you can punch down the dough and allow it to rise a second time, this will make a smoother crust, but it is not necessary if there is not time.
  11. This will make 2 medium large pizza doughs. I roll out my dough with a roller as I am not so good at throwing and twirling it.
  12. Preheat the oven to 375 F / 190 C.
  13. Place your pizza on a pizza pan.
  14. Spread the white sauce on the dough.
  15. Add the asparagus and artichokes.
  16. Sprinkle the olives then grate the cheese on top and add a bit of Italian seasonings.
  17. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is lightly browned.