Fresh Tomato, Eggplant, and Olive Pizza

Tomatoes and eggplant in basket

A trio of delectable toppings—tomatoes, eggplant, and olives—make a simple vegan pizza special. Adapted from Vegan Express.

Makes: 6 slices

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 12- to 14-inch good-quality pizza crust
  • 3 to 4 medium tomatoes, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, optional
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella-style nondairy cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives, preferably oil-cured

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine the eggplant and garlic in a medium skillet with a small amount of water. Cover and steam until the eggplant is tender but not mushy, about 8 minutes. Check occasionally to make sure there is enough water to keep the bottom of the skillet moist.

Place the crust on a pan. Arrange the tomatoes on the crust, and sprinkle with the eggplant-garlic mixture. If desired, season with a little salt and a few grindings of pepper. Top with the nondairy mozzarella; sprinkle the olives on last.

Bake until the cheese is bubbly, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, let stand for 2 to 3 minutes, and cut into 4 to 6 wedges to serve.

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2 Responses to “Fresh Tomato, Eggplant, and Olive Pizza”

  1. Jessica M. says:

    My hubby and my 13 yo DD loved this! As did I! My daughter went back for seconds, and thirds. She chose this pizza over the cheese pizza I made for the kids. Definitely a winner! Or as my family says” Keeper”.

  2. Nava says:

    Glad you and your family enjoyed this, Jessica! Please come back for more recipes and tips …

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