5 Vegan Dishes That You Can Cook In Your Outdoor Pizza Oven

It goes without saying that an outdoor pizza oven is a great way to cook authentic woodfired pizza which is, of course, a great option for vegans and vegetarians alike if you swap regular cheese for a plant-based alternative. But outdoor pizza oven recipes aren’t limited to Italy’s most famous culinary export so, in this article, we’ll explore some of the flavoursome options that non-meat eaters can enjoy besides pizza when cooking in a pizza oven.


1. Grilled Veggie Skewers

Outdoor pizza ovens are fantastic for cooking a variety of foods, not least vegetables. The high heat creates a delightfully crispy coating, while the even heat distribution ensures that your favourite veggies will be roasted for a smooth and consistent texture. Grilled veggie skewers are one of the easiest meals to cook in a garden pizza oven. Simply dice your favourite vegetables, pop them on a skewer, and place in the pizza oven for a delicious, chargrilled finish, best drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic and herbs.

A spicy roast potato vegan dish with chilli and onions that has been cooked in a pizza oven.

2. Spinach And Artichoke Pizza

Okay, so it’s impossible to overlook vegan pizza recipes in their entirety, so why not try one with spinach and artichoke? The best thing about woodfired pizza is that you can use just about anything for toppings, and no two pizzas are the same. Artichokes create an earthy, nutty flavour that is the ideal complement to the sweetness of spinach, while vegan cheese will add a creamy savoury texture – all underpinned by the slightly smoky, crispy base.

3. Grilled Watermelon Salad

A favourite with vegans and non-vegans alike, grilled watermelon salad is a refreshing treat that blends the sweetness of grilled watermelon with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. Switch feta cheese for a non-dairy alternative that retains the saltiness of the original and sprinkle crunchy pistachios over as a contrast to the juicy watermelon. The unique combination of textures and flavours, infused with a dash of lemon juice, makes this dish a perfect accompaniment to any summer meal.

4. Beeteroni

Beeteroni is a type of Italian-style pasta that’s normally made from a combination of minced beef and pork, flavoured with garlic, tomato sauce, and herbs, such as oregano and basil. For a vegan alternative, substitute the meat with thin slices of beetroot, and serve with a side of spaghetti or as a topping for a crispy pizza. An outdoor pizza oven will cook your chosen dish to perfection, and you’ll soon realise why beeteroni has been a traditional favourite for generations of Italians!

5. BBQ Tofu Skewers

As well as being high in protein, tofu is rich in the essential amino acids your body needs, as well as vital minerals and vitamins, including calcium, manganese, iron, and vitamin A. BBQ tofu skewers are made by marinating cubes of tofu in a barbeque sauce before threading them onto skewers. Cooked in an outdoor pizza oven, the tofu takes on the rich flavour of the marinade and is best served with roasted vegetables and a side of rice.

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