In our home, pizza night has almost always been more of a Friday kind of meal. Pizza dinners are great way to crash at the end of the week, accompanied by wine or beer and a movie. But there’s no earthly reason that a semi-homemade pizza can’t be enjoyed on a weeknight. It’s so simple to make, with readymade crust, vegan mozzarella, and fresh veggies.
Fresh Tomato, Eggplant, and Olive Pizza features a trio of delectable toppings, making a simple vegan pizza special. This one uses fresh tomatoes rather than pizza sauce, for a distinctively different kind of flavor; though that being said, if you want to start with a layer of pizza or marinara sauce on the crust, we don’t object. This pizza goes down easy, so double the recipe to serve a hungry crowd, as this makes 6 slices, serving 2 to 3.
The pizza recipe suggests serving it with a big colorful salad containing chickpeas, so that’s just what we’ll do. Spinach, Artichoke, and Chickpea Salad is a feast of color and texture is quick to prepare and a pleasure to serve. Your weeknight pizza dinner is now complete; enjoy it with or without that glass of wine or beer!