Vegan Pesto Pizza with Balsamic Glaze

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Make sure you get your fill of green and avoid getting pinched by serving up this amazing pesto pizza with balsamic glaze. Choose your method of pesto, whether it be cilantro, arugula, or cashew, and get your daily dose of unsaturated fats to improve cholesterol levels and decrease inflammation in your body. 


  • 16 oz. pre-made pizza dough
  • ½ cup pre-made pesto
  • 1 large tomato, sliced in rounds
  • ¼ cup vegan parmesan
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • balsamic glaze, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)


  1. One hour before you want to cook the pizza, place the dough on a flour-dusted countertop.
  2. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  3. Spray a 16" round baking sheet (or baking sheet of choice) with non-stick spray. Place dough on the sheet and stretch to desired shape.
  4. Add pesto to dough and spread evenly, leaving an inch of crust along the border.
  5. Top with tomato slices and parmesan. Place in the oven 12-17 minutes, or until crust is brown and crispy.
  6. Remove from the oven and top with salad greens*, pine nuts, balsamic glaze and red pepper flakes.