17 Rustic Veggie Pizzas to Liven Up Your Meatless Monday
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17 Rustic Veggie Pizzas to Liven Up Your Meatless Monday

Everyone digs pizza. We’ve never met a soul who could deny a slice. These days, pizza lovers are going the extra mile to come up with ingenious ways to enjoy their fave pie with healthy pizza bowl recipes and various other pizza-inspired noshes — dessert pizza included! One of the more exciting developments in pizza over the last few years is the abundance of unusual pizza toppings. We’re talkin’ squash, beets, strawberries — the list goes on. With a bounty of fresh fruit and veg options to throw on top of that crust, pizza is an ideal option for #MeatlessMonday. Let these 17 rustic meatless pizzas inspire you to think outside the plain-pepperoni box.

1. Asparagus and Morel Pizza With Garlic Confit: If you want to get your asparagus fix before summer is over, you’d better do it soon. Pair your fave green stalks with morel mushrooms and garlic on a delish pizza for big flavors. (via Fox and Briar)

2. Pea Socca and Mustard Greens Pesto: If you’re into bright colors, fresh ingredients and healthy eats, this gorgeous, pea-adorned socca will knock you off your feet. Spicy mustard greens make for a super unique pesto in this wholesome vegan recipe. (via The Green Life)

3. Zucchini Flower Pizza With Brown Butter Ricotta: Skip the bouquets — we’ll take flowers on pizza any day. This pie is decked out with gorgeous squash blossoms and a rich brown butter ricotta you’ll want to spread all over pretty much everything. (via Cooking for Keeps)

4. Kale Pesto Pizza: Pesto is one of those things that you just can’t get enough of — especially on homemade pizza. This homemade pie is easy to make and calls for very minimal ingredients; it’s ideal for your #MeatlessMonday needs. (via The Almond Eater)

5. A Skillet Pizza for Fall: If you’re completely over summer and grinning at the thought of crisp leaves, pumpkins and chunky scarves, pin this rustic skillet pizza stat. The nuttiness from raw brazil nuts and the herbal flair from fresh sage give you those staple fall flavors you’re after. (via Faring Well)

6. Grilled Summer Veggie Spelt Pizza: This pizza pie is a gardener’s dream; it’s a fantastic way to use up that summer harvest. Homemade spelt crust is graced with juicy tomatoes, crisp zucchini, corn and fresh herbs for a delicious and nutritious treat. (via Wife Mama Foodie)

7. Gobi Manchurian Pizza: Gobi Manchurian is a delish Indian-Chinese dish where fried cauliflower is tossed in a spicy sauce. It’s typically a starter, but here it’s turned into a brilliant main course spread on a pizza and covered in gooey mozzarella. (via One Teaspoon of Life)

8. Simple Vegan Pita Pizzas: Pita pizzas are an amazing and simple way to enjoy at-home pies without the hassle of making your own dough. You can dress them up however you’d like, but this medley of olives, smoked tofu and peperoncino sounds delectable. (via Green Evi)

9. Summer Blueberry Pizza With Beet Pesto: Use up your beets in a way you never have before — because beet pesto is everything. Once you taste it paired with the bitterness of arugula, the sweetness of blueberries and some ooey gooey cheese, you’ll never look at beets the same. (via Lean Green Nutrition Fiend)

10. Rustic Grilled Peaches Pizza: Plan for a dinner out on the deck; this grilled pizza is a must-eat, and it’s a perfect pairing for chilled white wine and an evening breeze. This healthy, whole-wheat crust gets spruced up with tasty goodies like peaches, walnuts and a nice sour blue cheese. (via The Healthy Foodie)

11. Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale and Fontina Pizza: If you’ve never had caramelized butternut squash on pizza before, you’re missing out — the softness and sweetness pairs amazingly with a nice stretchy cheese. Add to that some crispy kale, and you’re in heaven. (via Half Baked Harvest)

12. Roasted Brussels Sprout and Red Cabbage Pizza: Brussels sprouts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when deciding on pizza toppings, but that’s about to change. Roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, they’re the star of this veggie pie. (via Oh My Veggies)

13. Three Cheese Roasted Grape Pizza: Sweet and savory pizzas aren’t new; people have been adding fruit to their cheese-smothered crusts for quite some time. However, we don’t see roasted grapes sprinkled over a ‘za often — and the thought is *blowing* our collective minds. (via Live Eat Learn)

14. Bianca Pizza: Not to knock tomato sauce — because we LOVE it — but this pizza sort of proves that without it, other flavors get to shine a little brighter. Thinly sliced garlic, zucchini and thyme act as a trifecta of pizza gods here. The addition of two different cheeses ain’t so bad either. (via My Kitchen Love)

15. Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza: Get ready for love at first bite; this swoon-worthy pizza is all the rage, with its creamy, vividly orange butternut squash sauce. Chickpeas bring a healthy dose of protein and fiber to the mix, so we can safely label this a healthy dinner. (via Minimalist Baker)

16. Grilled Caprese Pizza: You can never go wrong with a fresh Caprese salad. Just the thought of soft buffalo mozzarella, juicy ripe tomatoes and fresh basil makes us salivate. Throwing all that onto a pizza guarantees wow-worthy results. (via Boulder Locavore)

17. Mediterranean Flatbread: This garlicky naan is smothered in fresh pesto and topped with sun dried tomatoes and briny olives, creating the perfect Mediterranean escape. The real kicker? It’s quick and easy to throw together. (via Fork in the Kitchen)

18. Broccoli Pizza: We’ve all heard of a cauliflower pizza crust before, but broccoli crust is a thing too — and it’s way prettier! The vibrant green base is gluten-free and really delivers on flavor, especially with some fresh Parmesan added to the mix. (via Evelinas Ekologiska)

19. Sweet Potato Pizza Crust: Also on the plant-based pizza crust train: sweet potatoes. Have we died and gone to pizza heaven — a place where pizza is full of vitamins and is good for us? If so, we’re totally fine with it — pass us another slice. (via Blissful Basil)

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