garlic arugula pizza with The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Happy Pi Day hippies!
Well, happy belated Pi Day…. 🙈

I wanted to share my favorite homemade pizza pie with you in celebration of this super fun day!

Here’s what you need to make this delicious garlic arugula pizza:


This pizza dough recipe is from one of my favorite cook books: The Homemade Vegan Pantry by Miyoko Schinner (ya know, only the most bad-ass vegan cheese-maker out there!)

After testing a few pizza dough recipes, we found this one to be the best. It’s subtle, doughy flavor takes me to a place I’ve only ever imaged homemade Italian pizza to be like… like actually pizza made in Italy. I know that’s bold to say, but that’s truly how delicious this dough is.

It’s perfectly chewy and crisps in the right places, especially if you use a baking stone. Which I encourage everyone to get if you want to make the best possible pizza. 

Bravo Miyoko Schinner, you’ve really created a masterpiece with this recipe!

Important note: You want to make this dough at least a day before you plan on serving the pizza. I also recommend splitting the dough into 2 pieces and saving some for later! This recipe makes a pretty large amount.

The day before – ingredients:
– 4 cups bread flour

– 2 cups water

– 1/2 tsp activated dry yeast

– 2 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

1. Mix all of the ingredients together until it forms a mound of dough

2. Put in an oiled bowl and place in the fridge for 1-3 days. Make sure it’s covered!

The next day – ingredients:

– 1 bag or container of arugula
– A jar of kalamata olives (cut up however many you want on the pizza)
– Minced garlic
– Olive oil
– Miyoko’s Cheese Wheel – Whichever flavor you like!

Baking Instructions:

1. Roll out your dough!

2. Spread olive oil around the dough until it covers most of the surface. Be sure to leave a little crust!

3. Spread the minced garlic over the olive oil.

4. Place a baking stone in the oven (if you have one). If you don’t have a baking stone, you can use a baking sheet – but do not put this in the oven before it’s preheated.

5. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

6. After the oven is preheated, place the pizza on the stone. If you’re using a baking sheet, put the pizza on the sheet and place in the oven. Be careful to watch the pizza if you’re using a baking sheet to prevent burning. If you are using a stone, the pizza will take about 10 minutes to bake.

7. The crust will turn a golden yellow. After it’s done, pull it out to cool for a few minutes.

8. Grab some arugula and spread it over the top.

9. Add the cut kalamata olives.

10. Add crumbles of Miyoko’s cheese!

BOOM. You’ve got yourself a delicious garlic arugula pizza. I love pairing this with homemade vegan ranch (see my cashew cream recipes) and hot sauce!

Please let me know if you make this pizza! What delicious treats did you eat on Pi Day?

Until next time,

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