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Avocado Pizza Sauce 

If like us you’re crazy about avocados you’ll love this fantastic simple idea of replacing traditional tomato based sauce with an avocado sauce on your pizza! 


  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 1/4 cup of water 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt 
  • 1 teaspoon basil 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon thyme 

Take the flesh from 1 large avocado….


    2 tablespoons Olive oil   

    1 teaspoon of pink salt…  

    1 teaspoon of oregano…  

    1 teaspoon of basil…  

    1 teaspoon of thyme   

    And place into a jug or mixing bowl…  

    Add water…  

    And stir or blend into a sauce…    

    Then pour onto your pizza base, pictured here is our Flax Flour-Free Base

    Spread evenly…  


    And Voila! You’re ready for toppings…

    Spinach… Onions…  
    Red pepper and tomatoes… 

    And a sprinkle of hemp seeds…

    Then cook for a further 15 minutes…     


    JA ladies x

    Ground Flax Flour-Free Pizza Base 

     It’s Bank holiday Monday and there is an all round vote for Pizza tonight… Alas! We are out of flour and so this poses a real dilemma in our household this evening…

    Do Not Fear inspiration is here! We happened to find another jar of ground flax seed in the pantry earlier this evening 👌


    • 1 and 1/2 Cups ground flaxseed/linseed 
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons oregano
    • 3 tablespoons of oil
    • 3 flax eggs ( 3 tablespoons of flax + 9 tablespoons of water stirred and left to solidify in the fridge for 15 minutes)
    • 1/2 cup water

    Flax seed measured into our mixing bowl….


    Add all ingredients… 


    See that baking powder beginning to foam! 


    Mix all ingredients together and leave to thicken for 5 minutes… 


    Roll out mixture onto a silicone tray to desired thickness  

    Shaping this pizza fair and SQUARE ☺️😂 ( Well it became more rectangular actually!) then bake for 15-20 minutes 


    Et voila! The mixture solidifies and turns a wonderful brown crispy golden colour.


    You can see that the base has solidified and begun to rise from the silicone sheet… 

    Now to spread our Perfect Pizza Sauce


    And apply toppings! First fresh organic leaf spinach…


     …and now organic washed broccoli including thinly slicing the stalks…


    …finally some sliced organic and washed yellow pepper  


    Completed with a sprinkle of salt, ground pepper and mixed herbs 👌


    Into the oven for a further 15-20 minutes then your flax crust pizza is complete. 


    Thin Crust Coconut Flour Pizza Base 

    We adore experimenting with new plant based pizza bases! No two pizza bases are ever the same. We can decide upon different thicknesses, different oils, different flours, different seasonings, between crust or no crust  – oh the decisions and choices are splendid! Any excuse to use our imagination!

    This evening (mid-week) we were looking for a quite light and a not very crunchy base (since we are planning crunchy toppings!) 

    • 1 1/2 cups of coconut flour
    • 1/2 cup of tapioca flour 
    • 1/2 cup of ground flax or linseed 
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 tablespoons basil 
    • 1 cup of warm water

    Add the coconut flour and tapioca flour first and sift through together, we find this really helps to ensure the flours are mixed thoroughly when kneading. Tapioca flour acts rather like a glue that holds everything together – the coconut flour is extremely powdery and not a replacement for ordinary flour. If you don’t have tapioca flour we sometimes use buckwheat instead.

    Add the rest of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and knead well until it forms a dough. 


    Then dust your pizza pan with a sprinkle of coconut flour to make sure the bottom doesn’t stick. 


     Now don’t worry if the dough is crumbly it won’t be when it bakes! However we find rather than rolling out into a flat dough we can just pour the mixture on top of our pizza pan and mould to the shape of the pan 

    Press down the mixture by pressing lightly with your fingers on the mixture or small rolling pin. 
    Then cook until base is solid and the base begins to crisp at edges – estimately 15-20 minutes.

    Then spread your Perfect Pizza Sauce and simply add your toppings – as you can see below, we chose potato slices, Kale broccoli and onion for tonight’s pizza!  

    D.E.Licious 👌😋 


    St George’s Day England Pizza

    Happy St George’s Day! We love themed days! Themed days in our kitchen means our minds zoom into sixth gear into creative overdrive to try and find food to theme to the theme! 

    Usually our first stop is the cookie cutter drawer where we are usually bound to have something, though to my dismay this morning we couldn’t find any dragons or roses – (now noted on the ever-growing, never-ending ‘to buy’ list. Hands up who has one of those? 😆) 

    Second stop, Google. Our when-in-despair-Google-is-there motto resulted in many England flag cupcakes however an alarming shortage in our household of all ingredients sweet and sticky wouldn’t make for an appetising recipe. 

    And… So on to stop three: The Fridge. 


    Perfect. Third time lucky – 30 second eye scan and we knew just what to do! a St George’s Day Pizza coming to you! 

    First the base made with coconut flour, tapioca flour,  ground linseed/flaxseed, a drizzle of olive oil, warm water and a pinch of salt. Mixed into a fluffy dough, kneaded and rolled into the pan and baked for 18-20 minutes.


    And then we stirred together some of our Perfect Pizza Sauce 🍎👌 whilst we were waiting for the base to crisp at the edges. 

    For the toppings We sliced some courgette with our Oxo Good Grips Mandoline and sliced some red pepper strips and created: drum roll please…..  


    Little red England inspired flags! These were placed on top of some chopped curly kale for our base topping to represent the scenic English meadows and Summer country picnics on the grass. 

    Now we are sure from our history  learning we rememembed a Prince Orange, and sure enough we confirmed after a short research that William III, King of England was also sovereign Prince of Orange – a loose connection, we know! However enough to excuse some slices of orange on our pizza!  


    A sprinkle of salt and pepper and into the oven it went until crispy!! 

    Et Voila! 20 minutes later – A delicious healthy and plantbased gluten free and organic pizza themed for St George’s Day lunch!   


    For more of our pizza creations… Take a visit to our Just Ate Pizza Page for lots more plantbased pizza ideas! 


    Did you theme your dinner for St George’s day? Get in touch or leave a comment below! We’d love ton hear from you… 

    The JA Ladies x


    Perfect Pizza Sauce

    1 jar of Dr Organic Tomato Purée
    3 cloves minced garlic
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
    sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
    1/4 cup of water (alter depending on how thick you like your Tomato sauce)

    Finding the perfect sauce recipe for pizza is like finding the perfect jam for scones. It makes a CRUCIAL difference to the overall enjoyment of y(OUR) favourite meal of all time!

    This is one that really works for us. It has the fantastic tang of garlic mixed with the Italian vibe of oregano and a little spice of some fresh ground pepper! It’s got it all! And is sure to be a perfect base for your pizza!

    Why not try our Gluten-Free Seeded Thin Crust or Deep Pan base

    Let us know if you share the love ❤️  Send us a tweet @justatevegan

    Gluten-Free Seeded Thin Crust Pizza Base

    1 cup of coconut flour
    1 cup of tapioca flour
    1 cup of warm water
    1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
    1/3 cup of chia seeds
    1/3 cup of golden flaxseed
    1 pinch of sea salt

    Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 15 minutes

    1. Add both flours in a mixing bowl and mix together so both flours are fully integrated.
    2. Add rest of ingredients and mix until a dough is formed
    3. Pour mixture onto your pizza pan
    4. Knead dough into a flat base on your pan working from the Middle to the edges.
    5. Cook for 15 minutes on 200 degrees or until the crust begins to brown.

    Your pizza crust is now ready for Pizza Sauce and toppings! – Why not try Vegan Broccoli and Cucumber Pizza?


    Gluten-Free Deep Pan Chia Pizza Base


    Pizza crust:
    2 cups of tapioca flour
    1 cup of coconut flour
    1 cup of warm water
    1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
    2/3 cup of chia seeds
    1 tablespoon of mixed herbs
    2 teaspoons of sea salt

    1. Add both flours in a mixing bowl and mix together so both flours are fully integrated.
    2. Add rest of ingredients and mix until a dough is formed
    3. Pour mixture onto your pizza pan
    4. Knead dough into a flat base on your pan working from the Middle to the edges.
    5. Fold the edges with your fingers and neaten to make a ‘pizza crust
    5. Cook for 30 minutes on 200 degrees or until the crust begins to brown.

    Your pizza crust is now ready for Pizza Sauce and toppings! – Why not try Vegan Kale and Courgette Pizza


    Chia Seed Dough Balls

    This starter side dish is so delicious to eat! It’s a warm and crispy nutritious treat.


    1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 cup of warm water
    1/3 cup of chia seeds
    1/3 cup of coconut flour
    1 cup of tapioca flour
    1 tablespoon of mixed herbs
    1 teaspoon of sea salt

    Preparation time 10 minutes
    Cooking Time 35 minutes

    1. Mix together the flours so their completely sifted through, then add chia seeds, oil, salt herbs and warm water too.
    2. Mix together until it forms a soft sticky dough (add a little more coconut flour if it gets too watery though)
    3. Then roll mixture into balls and place on a non-stick tray…
    4. …And bake for 35 minutes at 200 degrees and voila wayheeeey!