We celebrated the last day of Pride Month with a colorful and delicious rainbow pizza! We had fun making a few versions based on each of our favorite toppings. As our 2 year-old took his first bite, he gleefully said, “I eat the rainbow, yum!”
We paired this vegan rainbow pizza lunch with a few of our favorite stories on equality, acceptance, self compassion and kindness. Embracing the beauty of loving and accepting yourself and others for exactly who they are without judgement. It’s so amazing to see our 4 year-old really grasp the concept that although other people’s families may look different than ours (in many different ways), we can still love and support one another for exactly who we all are. Always focusing on the heart. As he so beautifully states, “We are all human and we are all enough.” Love and food can come in many different colors and shades. We hope you enjoy this rainbow pizza and that it fills your family with lots of love and joy!
We have been perfecting a pizza dough, and have landed with this thicker, crunchier version that we all love. Everyone has their own favorite pizza crust, so definitely adjust it to fit your palette!
Mix these ingredients together in a bowl: flour, baking powder, salt, oat milk, olive oil
Kneed for 10 minutes on lightly floured surface
Roll into large ball and let it sit, covered for 10 minutes
Roll it out on lightly floured surface and toss
Thinner: more rolling and tossing
Thicker: less rolling and tossing
Bake it for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees before moving to the next steps
Gluten Free Caveats: if you are using gluten-free flour, increase amount of flour to 3 cups. If you want the dough to stick together like pizza (made with all purpose flour), you could add one flax egg. We don’t recommend anthem gum and guar gum as they are not the healthiest.
Add in your basic ingredients onto the partially cooked dough.
Tomato sauce: we use either plain canned tomato sauce or our favorite jarred pasta sauce. If using the plain tomato sauce, we like to add in garlic, onion, salt and pepper to give it a nice flavor.
Vegan cheese: add in your favorite vegan cheese or just leave it cheese-less.
The Rainbow Toppings
Now it’s time to add in some flavorful and yummy toppings. We tried a few versions today. The recipe card details what we used to create our favorite version today.
Red: bell pepper or tomatoes
Orange: bell pepper, carrot
Yellow: bell pepper, squash, corn, pineapple
Green: broccoli, bell pepper, zucchini, spinach, arugula
Blue/Indigo/Violet: kalamata olives, purple carrots, purple onion
Bake It (again this time as a pizza!)
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Bake for 15-20 minutes for thinner crust and 30-40 minutes for thicker crust
Serve and enjoy!