Characteristics

This is a quick, easy and delicious pizza that provides a great option to transition away from the unhealthy, traditional pizzas. It utilizes raw, vegan feta cheese and features a delightful array of flavors. It provides healthy carbohydrates, fat, and protein, as well as vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. Being 100% plant-based, it is rich in fiber and free of cholesterol.

PREP TIME: < 15 mins (+ time to make your raw, vegan Feta cheese) SERVINGS: typical serving 1 pita pizza/person

  • 100% Plant-based (vegan)
  • Soy-free
  • Corn-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Nut-free
  • Refined Sugar-free

Goodies Needed

INGREDIENTS:

TOOLS:

  • Toaster oven or oven
  • Pizza cutter (optional)
  • Utensils
  • Cutting board

Preparation Steps

  • Be sure to make your raw vegan Feta cheese beforehand.
  • Pre-heat your (toaster) oven to 350F.
  • Spread a generous layer of hummus over each pita bread.
  • Wash and peel the eggplant, and slice thinly. Cut the slices into quarters and place in a single layer on your pitas.
  • Wash and dice the green peppers. Sprinkle generous amounts of the peppers over your pitas.
  • Sprinkle some black pepper and garlic powder over the pizza, with some optional cayenne pepper for a spicy flavor.
  • Slice up the olives (unless pre-sliced) and sprinkle on top of your pitas.
  • Sprinkle some of the Feta or non-dairy cheese on top.
  • Place the pita pizzas into your (toaster) oven and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes, or until desired texture is reached.
  • Remove from (toaster) oven, cut each pita pizza into four quarters and enjoy.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Whole grains:

  • a source of antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • a source of vitamins and minerals, especially B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, and iron
  • help to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, support a healthy weight, reduce risk of metabolic syndrome, lower risk of diabetes type 2, and prevent gallstones
  • support regular bowel movements, protect against some cancers, help prevent childhood asthma, support cardiovascular health and overall health
  • learn more about whole grains from the Whole Grain Council

Chickpeas

  • Kabuli (light) or Desi (dark) varieties
  • provide healthy carbohydrates and protein; naturally low in fat
  • provide phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • a source of vitamins, especially folate and most B vitamins
  • a source of minerals, especially molybdenum, manganese, copper, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • provide prebiotic and digestive health benefits
  • help maintain healthy, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • provide anti-inflammatory benefits and protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more information, visit the chickpea detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Bell Peppers

  • provide vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E, vitamin K, and most B vitamins
  • especially rich in molybdenum, potassium, and manganese
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • help maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • provide anti-inflammatory benefits and help heal and protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections, and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more information, visit the bell peppers detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Eggplant:

  • a source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, including flavonoids
  • a source of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, manganese, copper, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, and vitamin B3
  • protects against free radical damage, promotes cholesterol reduction and promotes cardiovascular health
  • for more information, visit the eggplant detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Olives:

  • a source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, as well as healthy monounsaturated fats
  • a source of vitamins and minerals, especially iron, vitamin E, and copper
  • help reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes type 2
  • support optimal health and weight
  • for more information, visit the olives detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Garlic

  • provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in vitamin C and some B vitamins
  • especially rich in manganese, selenium, calcium, phosphorus and copper
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports immune health and iron metabolism
  • helps protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the garlic overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Black Pepper

  • provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports digestive health; helps prevent bloating and gas
  • helps protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the black pepper overview on World’s Healthiest Foods