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Vegan Eggplant Pizza

Giving a nod to the classic sweet and sour notes of a Sicilian caponata, this Vegan Eggplant Pizza highlights a beautiful depth of flavor attainable in your very own kitchen.
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Vegan Eggplant Pizza

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Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Throw the eggplant pieces in a colander and dust with salt #1. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a saute pan.
  3. Cook onions for about 4-5 minutes, or until translucent. Set aside.
  4. In the same pan, saute the eggplant for about 10 minutes.
  5. Place onions and eggplant in a large saucepan. Add the vinegar, molasses, tomatoes, tomato paste, olives, capers, and miso paste and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Add salt #2 and pepper. Spread eggplant mixture over crusts on a baking sheet. Top with dairy free cheese.
  7. Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Throw the eggplant pieces in a colander and dust with salt #1. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a saute pan.
  3. Cook onions for about 4-5 minutes, or until translucent. Set aside.
  4. In the same pan, saute the eggplant for about 10 minutes.
  5. Place onions and eggplant in a large saucepan. Add the vinegar, molasses, tomatoes, tomato paste, olives, capers, and miso paste and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Add salt #2 and pepper. Spread eggplant mixture over crusts on a baking sheet. Top with dairy free cheese.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Wrap in plastic wrap and then foil. Place in gallon freezer bags. Label and freeze.

Freeze For Later Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Bake on a baking sheet at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. I love pizza and I love eggplant but I am confused as to why you posted a recipe with a cheese substitute at Monday Mania. I mean, it would be great with real cheese, but I don’t think that is your goal. Can I ask what is in your vegan mozz substitute?

    1. Hi Melissa,
      The vegan cheese is an optional topping. I actually love it with no cheese, also. And real mozzarella is an option, too, for the non-vegans. As for cheese substitutes, a great homemade substitute I like to use is made from nuts, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and various spices. I hope that helps!

  2. I used to love watching “The Frugal Gourmet”! He was cutting edge back in his heyday before Food Network came along and celebrity chefs became a dime-a-dozen. At our house we have meat-eaters, a vegetarian, and a vegan. We generally try to accommodate the vegan, but in this case, I would have definitely used real mozz and made a separate pie for the vegan;-) Glad I found you!

    1. That must be a fun mix! We have meat-eaters and a vegetarian. But yes, a separate pie would be super simple. I really like all versions of this one: cheese, “cheese.” and just eggplant. Yum all around.

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