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No-bake skinny pizza (vegan)


No-bake skinny pizza (vegan) 

It’s Friday! It’s been a while since I was this excited about the weekend. It’s been one hell of a busy, busy week. Today I have an awesome, light and delicious recipe for you, that’s perfect for those girls’-nights-in!

When it comes to plant-based eating, there’s only one thing that bothers me; it’s the fact that my choices are very limited when it comes to going out to eat. I mean, thank God for hummus and veggies, but how much hummus and veggies can a girl eat? Whenever I talk about my eating habits, I always tell you that I eat plant-based “most of the time” and that’s because when we go out to eat during the weekend I pretty much always end up cheating a little bit. That’s because it’s really difficult to find a place that also serves vegan, plant-based option (other than the aforementioned hummus and veggies). I noticed that even the salad menus nowadays have chicken or some sort of cheese in it 90% of the time.

A while ago, we went out to eat with my brother and sister, and as usual, everyone was ready to order after 5 minutes, and I kept looking through the menu trying to find something I’d be willing to eat. I ended up ordering hummus and veggies (yawn) and a small flatbread pizza with arugula and mushroom. It did have a little bit of cheese on it and I’m also assuming that the white sauce was not vegan, but it was Sunday, so I wasn’t feeling too guilty about it. Ever since then though, I really wanted to try and come up with a vegan version of that flatbread pizza, because it was just sooo good.

This no-bake skinny pizza is so easy to make and I actually think it’s a lot better than the one I had at the restaurant. To make the white pizza sauce I used full-fat coconut milk, roasted garlic, and some nutritional yeast- this gave it a bit of that cheesy flavor. If you’re worried about tasting coconut milk on your pizza- don’t! The coconut flavor is absolutely non-detectable and you won’t believe that this sauce doesn’t have any cheese in it. I topped it off with some shiitake and oyster mushroom and sun-dried tomatoes  (not the ones soaked in olive oil though!). For my bread I used vegan naan bread- you can use store-bought or make it yourself using this recipe on Richa’s blog right here (I recently discovered her blog, VeganRicha and let’s just say I’m obsessed!).


No-bake skinny pizza (vegan)

1 cup shiitake mushroom
1 cup oyster mushroom
1/4 cup Marsala wine
1 garlic
olive oil
2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk
salt, pepper
1/4 cup or more to taste nutritional yeast
naan bread
2 cups arugula
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly peel your garlic, cut off about 1/5 from the top, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil and roast in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  • While the garlic is roasting, sauté the mushrooms with a little olive oil until soft. Add some black pepper and salt and the wine. Cook on medium heat until the wine has reduced by half and set the mushroom aside.
  • Once the garlic is ready, let it cool off a little then squeeze it out and mix with coconut milk on low heat. Add salt, pepper, and the yeast. The sauce should become smooth and a little thick, you can adjust the seasonings to your liking, I actually ended up adding a bit more yeast to my original 1/4 cup. Turn off the heat and set the sauce aside.
  • To warm up my naan, I grilled it up in my panini press, but you can also warm it up in the oven or on a grilling pan.
  • Spread the sauce on each naan and top off with arugula, mushroom, and tomatoes, finishing off with freshly cracked black pepper.


This recipe will make about 4 of these skinny pizzas. You can also pre-make the sauce and just keep it in your fridge and use when needed- in this case, you’ll be saving a lot of time and can prepare this on a whim. It’s great as a snack, as a meal and it also goes great with red wine, so it’s a perfect little appetizer that you can also make when you’re entertaining and hello, it’s ideal for a girls’-night-in! The best part is, it doesn’t have any cheese or heavy sauce, so you won’t feel guilty at all. It’s very light, but filling at the same time and even my carnivore of a husband loved it and already asked me to make some of these pizzas this weekend.



The sauce adds a bit of that cheesy, creamy flavor, tomatoes add a sweet touch and mushroom and arugula go perfectly together. I also love adding a lot of freshly cracked pepper to top mine off. :)


So what do you think guys? Will you try making this?


  • Reply
    October 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

    This looks amazing! I’m totally going to try it with some GF bread (I can’t eat gluten!). The toppings look amazing, and I love that with pizza you can usually get away with adding all your leftovers as toppings (that’s what I do!).

    Sometimes I bake pizzas on a wrap as an easy dinner option (I use corn tortilla wraps or GF wraps) and they are amazing! For my mexi-corn tortilla wraps I use tomato sauce, corn, black beans and top with some yogurt and avocado once cooked (plus paprika and cumin as spices, sometimes a bit of chilli). I might do a post about it because they are my favourite. I highly recommend x

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      Paula @
      November 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks so much! Oh I’d love to see a post on your mexi-corn tortilla wraps!! They sound delicious!

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    Rosie von Waldherr
    October 30, 2015 at 8:51 am

    That looks amazing!!! I think I’ll try to do this at home some day, it really would be a pity if I didn’t xD

    Rosie’s Life

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    October 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

    That looks so good! I’m trying to eat less dairy/ animal products, so I’ll have to try that this weekend. Love it!!

    Savannah xx

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      Paula @
      November 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      I love to use tortillas too! The pizza comes out really nice and thin so it’s a perfect and light snack!

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    Dagmara Klich
    October 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes! Not sure I could give up my cheese though :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    October 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

    This looks delicious, definitely going to give it a go. Thanks for the recipe. x

    Ashleigh |

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    October 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I’m vegetarian so thanks a lot :) I really like it ! x

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    October 30, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    That looks amazing.. Anything is delicious with some mushrooms and garlic, in my opinion! :)

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    Amber But Better
    October 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious!


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    jenn @Abeautifulzen
    October 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    yes to roasted garlic! i love doing that with garlic and just spreading the cloves right onto bread or making garlic butter. this is such an easy recipe esp since i hate doing anything that requires making breads. i always fail. lol


    A Beautiful Zen

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    Dora Toubanaki
    October 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I wasn’t expecting much from the title but this looks yummy! Gonna try it soon!


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    October 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    What a great vegan recipe! I’m definitely going to try it.

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    October 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I like your posts on food, just wow!

    Chaste &

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    Caked To The Nines
    October 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Yum that looks so yummy! I’m part Pakistani so naan is basically always around my house. I will have to give this a go to change things up a bit :).
    Caked To The Nines

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    November 1, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Oh my, this looks so good and it’s such a good vegan recipe. I am all about trying new healthy recipes, vegan or not, but this does sound like something I’d love! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    November 5, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    This sounds and looks so delicious! I eat quite a heavy plant-based diet too so I’m always looking for new recipe ideas and things to try, and this one is definitely getting added to my list! I love pizza but always feel so guilty after having it, this one looks like a much healthier alternative and I love that it’s also vegan! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Nicole xxx

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