Recipe: Vegan caponata pizza that doesn't require an oven

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Pizza is considered one of the greatest delicacies that we can have for lunch or dinner. If you try to resist it in your desire for a healthier way of eating and do so only with difficulty, don't worry: we have prepared a healthier, vegan caponata pizza for you. The pizza is bursting with vitamins, and you will need less than 1 hour to prepare it.

Lovers pizzas you can rejoice: you can also find your favorite delicacy in vegan version. This much healthier pizza gets its name from caponati – Italian filling made from eggplants, tomatoes, onions and of olive oil Making pizza is completely simple, but it will take you less than 1 hour. Another advantage of pizza caponata is that for its preparation you don't need an oven– you bake it right in pan.

Pizza caponata

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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    Ingredients for the filling:
  • 1 stemless eggplant, diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
  • half a cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, cut into pieces
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ground black pepper as desired
  • Ingredients for the dough:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • quarter cup of unsweetened plant-based milk (oat, rice, soy, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Additional ingredients:
  • 1 handful of arugula or other vegetables
  • vegan cheese as desired (e.g. vegan parmesan)


  1. First start preparing the filling. Fry the eggplants in olive oil on medium heat for a few minutes or until they start to soften. Add the onion and cook for about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in the olives, tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper. Then reduce the heat and let the filling bubble slightly while you prepare the dough.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, vegetable milk, olive oil, baking powder and salt. Mix until you get the texture of the dough, then shape it into a ball and place it on a floured surface.
  4. Roll out the dough thinly and place it in the pan. Then place it on medium heat and cook on each side for 3 minutes or until it turns a light golden color.
  5. Spread the filling evenly over the dough and add arugula and vegan cheese on top. Bon Appetit!

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