Vegan Thai Pizza Recipe

BY : PUBLISHED : May 23rd, 2022 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

This vegan Thai pizza recipe really hits the spot. A savory peanut sauce, instead of the traditional red sauce, with the flavors of coconut milk and agave for just the right amount of sweetness. This vegan pizza recipe creates a winning fusion of flavors to elevate your next pizza night!

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If you're bored with pizza night, then this combination is just what you need! It's so good you won't even miss the cheese. Add on a simple salad and you've got a delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love.

Craving more pizza inspiration? Then you're going to love this vegan bbq pizza and portobello mushroom pizzas. And if you love this blend of flavors, you need to try out this vegan pad thai, Thai butternut soup, and coconut Thai tofu.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Great flavor: A homemade Thai peanut sauce is perfectly sweet and salty for a delicious pizza experience you will love!
  • Easy recipe: This homemade vegan pizza recipe is easy for any level cook to master.
  • Perfect for meal prep: Make the ingredients in advance and make busy weeknights even easier.
  • Popular food: Just about everyone loves pizza night!

Thai Pizza Ingredients

It's easy to make your Thai pizza recipe vegan with a few ingredient swaps.

ingredients for thai pizza measured out against a white surface
  • Pre-made pizza dough: I used pre-made dough from Trader Joe’s to make this Thai pizza with peanut sauce. I’ve also found that many pizza places will sell you a ball of dough for super cheap if you call ahead.
  • Crunchy peanut butter: I prefer crunchy because it adds some texture but creamy works too!
  • Coconut milk: Make sure to use canned coconut milk for the best and most authentic flavor.
  • Soy sauce: Gives some salty, umami flavors to the tofu.
  • Garlic and ginger: Use fresh garlic for the best flavor.
  • Agave: To add some sweetness you can swap for any other liquid sweetener.
  • Lime juice: A bit of acid to balance the sweet flavors.
  • Tofu: Cut up into cubes or crumble the tofu for a tender texture on this vegan pizza.
  • Pineapple: The perfect sweetness to balance the salty flavors of the sauce.
  • Cilantro: Its citrus notes and herb flavors meld well with the other ingredients.
  • Carrots: For some color and crunch on the top of the pizza.
  • Green onion: Gives the pizza a light onion flavor, allowing all the other flavors to shine through.

How to Make Vegan Thai Pizza

  • 1) Prepare pizza crust according to package instructions and preheat the oven.
  • 2) Combine the peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, agave, and lime juice along with the tofu in a pot and stir together cooking at the lowest heat.  Continue cooking for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • 3) Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Then top it with the sauce and tofu. Add the pineapple, carrots and green onion, and cilantro, reserving ¼ cup of cilantro for later.
  • 4) Bake until the pizza crust is golden brown. Mine baked for 20 minutes. Once it's done, sprinkle the remaining cilantro over the top.
process shot showing pizza toppings now placed on pizza dough against a brown and white surface
  • 3) Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Then top it with the sauce and tofu. Add the pineapple, carrots and green onion, and cilantro, reserving ¼ cup of cilantro for later.
  • 4) Bake until the pizza crust is golden brown. Mine baked for 20 minutes. Once it's done, sprinkle the remaining cilantro over the top.

Expert Tips

  • Use crunchy peanut butter: For more texture than creamy peanut butter.
  • For meal prep: When making the sauce in advance, heat it before adding it to the crust to bake.
  • Make it spicy: If you like your Thai flavors with a little spice, add a bit of Sriracha, red pepper flakes, or diced fresh chili to the sauce or simply drizzle it over the top just before serving.
  • Use a pizza stone: If you have one this makes an ultra-crispy crust!

FAQs

What to put on Thai pizza?

To create the fusion flavors of Thai and pizza add chopped peanuts, chopped cilantro, bean sprouts, a squeeze of lime, peanut sauce, chilies, shredded coconut, pineapple, and green onions. Chickpeas and tofu make neutral-flavored protein toppings that work great with these flavors.

How do you make vegan pizza taste better?

Start with a delicious sauce as a base and then layer on the flavor with toppings and if your skipping the vegan cheese, add on a sauce or sprinkle of fresh chilies and herbs just before serving.

completed shot of thai pizza post being baked on brown and white surface with a slice cut out

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completed shot of thai pizza post being baked on brown and white surface with a slice cut out

Easy Thai Pizza Recipe

Stephanie Lundstrom
This vegan Thai pizza recipe really hits the spot. A savory peanut sauce, instead of the traditional red sauce, with the flavors of coconut milk and agave for just the right amount of sweetness. This vegan pizza recipe creates a winning fusion of flavors to elevate your next pizza night!
5 from 55 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 475 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pre-made pizza dough

For the Sauce:

  • cup of crunchy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of coconut milk plus 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon of agave
  • 1 Tablespoon of lime juice

For The Pizza:

  • 6 ounces of tofu cut into small cubes or triangles
  • ½ cup of chopped pineapple
  • ½ cup of chopped cilantro, divided
  • ½ cup of carrots chopped into tiny matchsticks
  • 1 green onion chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prepare pizza crust according to package instructions.
  • For the sauce, add all ingredients and tofu into a pot and stir together under the lowest heat. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Top the pizza crust with the sauce and tofu and add all toppings, reserving ¼ cup of cilantro.
  • Bake until the pizza crust is golden brown. Mine baked for 20 minutes. Once it's done, top with remaining cilantro.

Notes

  • Use crunchy peanut butter: For more texture than creamy.
  • For meal prep: When making the sauce in advance, heat it before adding it to the crust to bake.
  • Make it spicy: If you like your Thai flavors with a little spice, add a bit of Sriracha, red pepper flakes, or diced fresh chili to the sauce or simply drizzle it over the top just before serving.
  • Use a pizza stone: If you have one this makes an ultra-crispy crust!

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 18gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1331mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 5gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 2852IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 4mg
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  1. Janaye says

    5 stars
    I love a good homemade pizza looks amazing

    • Andrea White says

      Same! This one is the best, too! You'd love it!

  2. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    Love Thai food AND pizza! Mixing them together is heavenly. The flavors go perfectly together. So good!

    • Andrea White says

      The ultimate combo of flavors!

  3. Michelle says

    5 stars
    WOW this was soooo good!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! I was blown away too!

  4. Amanda says

    5 stars
    Whoa! Never would've thought to make a pizza like this but wow, it's delicious!

    • Andrea White says

      Unique and soooo tasty!

  5. Teodora says

    5 stars
    I love Asian food, it is one of my favorites! Can't wait to try it!

    • Andrea White says

      You're going to love this one then! It's so good!

  6. Tina says

    5 stars
    I loved thai pizza as a kid, can't wait to try this vegan version!

    • Andrea White says

      Let us know what you think of this one 🙂

  7. Ana says

    5 stars
    So glad I stumbled across this fusion recipe. I love the flavors in it!

    • Andrea White says

      It's my kind of flavor mix too! So good!

  8. nancy says

    5 stars
    the thai sauce was amazingly tasty

    • Andrea White says

      So unique and flavorful!

  9. Katie says

    5 stars
    Super obsessed with this combo!! Can't wait to make it again soon!

    • Andrea White says

      I couldn't agree more! So good!

  10. Natalie says

    5 stars
    The best vegan pizza I ever had. Even my kids loved it, and they are picky eaters, thanks!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! I'm so impressed by how it turned out!

  11. Anaiah says

    5 stars
    Ok, this is like the greatest duo ever. I would have never thought to make a Thai pizza but I'm loving it!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! Such an epic combo!

  12. Melanie says

    5 stars
    Great tip to call ahead for a cheap pizza dough ball - going to give that a try! I'm a big fan of these flavors and it's just in time for summer, too. Thank you!

    • Andrea White says

      Definitely a tip that I'm going to try out too! Let us know what you think 🙂

  13. Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady says

    5 stars
    This is such a great way to serve tofu!! It looks so darn delicious!

    • Andrea White says

      A great protein-packed pizza!

  14. nancy says

    5 stars
    this really hit the spot - super healthy and tasty

    • Andrea White says

      Definitely a tasty way to enjoy pizza!

  15. Andrea White says

    5 stars
    My kind of pizza! So good!

  16. Kayla DiMaggio says

    5 stars
    This thai pizza was so delicious! I loved how easy it was to make and the whole family loved it!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! It was a hit for mine too!

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