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My name's Emma, and I started PlantPlate in 2013 with the help of my husband Scott, a web developer and fellow plantivore. I’m a certified Plant-Based Nutritionist who loves to cook, and I've followed a plant-based diet for over a decade. Having lived in various locations throughout the world - sometimes on a shoestring budget, and often with irregular and demanding work schedules - I’ve had to constantly adapt my diet in order to make it work. It’s taught me a lot, and it’s motivated me to show others just how accessible and enjoyable this way of eating can be.

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Loaded Vegan Pizzas

Pizza without cheese? Yes please. Follow this easy and flexible plant-based recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: Serves 2-4


Obviously there's no cheese involved here, so we like using fresh herbs, char-grilled vegetables, olives and spices to create more flavourful pizzas. Play around with different toppings to find out which combinations you like best!

Some of our favorites include mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, artichokes, fresh basil, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, olives, capers, arugula, finely sliced zucchini, grilled eggplant and hot peppers.


  • 2 large wholewheat pizza crusts (or 4 wholewheat pita breads)
  • 1/2 cup tomato passata (pureed tomatoes- not concentrated tomato paste)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried garlic granules
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Toppings of your choice (see notes above)


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C / 430°F. Arrange crusts (or pitas) on a baking tray or rack, and spread with a thin layer of tomato passata. Sprinkle each base evenly with the dried garlic granules, thyme and oregano. Arrange chosen toppings on your pizza, and bake in the oven for 8-15 minutes. Cooking times will vary based on the size of the crust, so just make sure the base is crispy and the vegetables are tender.
  2. Once cooked, remove pizzas from the oven and slice into wedges before serving.