The Best Pizza Sauce | Vegan, GF

Categories Dinner, Featured, Food, Recipes

Hi guys, today I’m coming at you with an almost accidental recipe. I was going to test the BFree pizza bases and wanted to make a pesto. Then I thought sometimes the oiliness of pesto can ruin your base and I wanted to give the bases a fair test. So, I kept some of my pesto ingredients but made my sauce a little thicker. Today we’re making roasted vine tomatoes and olive pizza sauce and testing the BFree gluten free pizza bases at the same time.

I normally make everything from fresh, but these bases caught my eye because they were free from…everything. No nuts, soy, gluten or dairy. They’re vegan, high fibre and contain no added sugar, and added sugar is a big thing for me right now. For the bases, you preheat your oven, add your toppings and then pop them in the oven for 15 minutes. That simple. So, time to make the sauce.

Ingredients

• 350g vine tomatoes
• ½ cup pitted olives. I used green but you can use any.
• ¼ cup sunflower oil
• A clove of garlic
• Black pepper to taste
• 1 tbsp oregano
• ½ tsp basil
• Chilli flakes to taste
• ¼ cup pine nuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Place tomatoes, still on the vine, on a baking tray in the centre of the oven for approximately 15 minutes until they’ve softened.
2. Once tomatoes are cooked, remove from vine and add to a blender.
3. Add all other remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional seasoning to taste if necessary.
4. Spread in a thick layer across your pizza base, add additional toppings and place back in the oven as per cooking instructions of the base.

Enjoy!

Pizza Base

So, my verdict on the pizza bases. In brief, okay but not the best. I’d buy them again to have in the house if I was feeling lazy, but they’re not my new favourite. They cooked very quickly. The packaging said 10-15 minutes. I checked mine at around the 11 minutes mark and the edges were already burning slightly in a few places. They’re definitely more of a thin and crispy base, and don’t taste bready or doughy at all. It tasted good with my pizza sauce on it, although I think they’d taste quite bland with a plain tomato base.

What do you guys think? Have you ever tried these bases? And does that sauce sound like something you’d enjoy? We love olives in my house, so this went down very well. Let me know what you think!

Until next time,
Sophie

 

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22 thoughts on “The Best Pizza Sauce | Vegan, GF

  1. I love pizza so am disappointed to hear that you didn’t like the wheat and gluten free base. The sauce sounds delicious though and definitely something I would make.

    I’ve only tried making my own pizza from scratch once before and it failed massively but, I’m interested and looking forward to trying again someday.

    Kate | cakeandcoast.com

  2. I usually make fresh dough as well not really looking at ready made ones but that’s great that these are vegan and all around healthy, nothing added to them! Even though they weren’t the best, at least if you’re not feeling up to making dough, you can just grab these. I love olives so much and this sauce sounds like it tasted delicious!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

  3. This is definitely healthier than a Dominos! It’s a good idea if you are craving a pizza but want a guilt-free treat. I’ve made my own pizza a few times but never tried these bases. Thanks for sharing Sophie, may give these a go next time I’m craving a takeaway <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  4. great post! your blog always inspires me to try new recipes! pizza is one of my favorite foods and this sounds like it was yummy! always love seeing what recipes you share with us! xxx

    mich // simplymich.com

  5. This recipe sounds super yummy! I might swap the olives out for something different! I do love pizza but I try not to have it to often, I haven’t made my own pizza in such a long time. Maybe do it for a blogtober post and follow your recipe and see how it goes. Thank you for such helpful instructions and information

  6. I have never tried these bases before but making Pizza’s is something I can actually do haha! I love thin crispy Pizza’s too. I am not sure if I would like the toppings on the one you made but it does look pretty yummy! So great that the base is free from everything, it means that everyone in my house can eat it! It’s a shame it could have been nicer, hasn’t put me off from trying it though! Thanks Sophie xx

  7. I can’t have this sauce as I’m allergic to tomato (though it looks glorious!) How do you like the GF base? We usually make our own pizza dough but it would be nice to find a quick easy ore-made GF crust for busy days!

  8. I once tried making my own pizza (non-vegan), it was something of a major flop, and my crust was too thick :’) But eating healthier and picking recipes like this is now my first choice, so I’d love to try this out!

  9. This sounds delicious. I haven’t made my own pizzas in such a long time but I think my little girl would enjoy decorating them.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

  10. Hi Sophie!
    This pizza sauce sounds incredible! I usually just go for a roasted tomato-based sauce, but this one sounds new and interesting! I might try it with black olives … We aren’t huge green olive fans in my house.
    I love using premade crusts! It makes dinner so much easier to whip together. I usually use a simple pita bread base and they turn out lovely. I might have to give these a try one day soon!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Lots of Love,
    Ray

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