Garlic Pizza Bread with Tomato


garlic pizza bread

This is my all-time favourite vegan pizza snack. Nothing beats this garlic pizza bread!

You can make it with gluten free flour too if you wish and the addition of 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.

It’s also a perfect base for any toppings you might like.

Bon Appetito!

Please let me know if you make it, it’s delicious!


For the pizza-

  • 300g strong bread flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and more for drizzling

For the passata-

  • 1 bulb garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (not Extra Virgin)
  • 2 tins chopped/plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

For the pesto-

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 handfuls fresh basil, finely chopped
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small squeeze lemon juice, optional



For the sauce-Fry garlic in medium pan with olive oil on a low heat. When it starts to brown, add the tomatoes and sugar. Cook for 20 minutes.

While it cooks, place the flour into a large, deep bowl and add the yeast and salt, stirring through. Pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil and stir to create a dough.

Dust your surface with four and knead until firm and smooth. Set aside and cover with a tea towel or foil. For crispy pizza bases, there is no need to let it rise.

Pre-heat oven to 240ยฐC.

Add pesto ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into 2 large rounds approx 24cm wide and it needs to be thinly spread.

Flour 2 baking sheets and place the pizza bases you’ve created onto them.

Add the sauce and spread over the base, drizzle pesto sauce and olive oil over it and season with salt and pepper.

Cook each pizza one at a time on the top shelf of the oven baking for approx 10 minutes until crisp.

Serve with a little more olive oil.


garlic pizza bread by professional blogger Vicki of Honest Mum



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106 Responses

  1. Fiona @ Free Range Chick

    There’s something very satisfying about making pizza dough. Just the smell of it makes me very happy. We make pizza on a pretty regular basis, and this looks delicious. However, I’d have to leave out the pesto owing to a couple of unfortunate reactions I’ve had to the stuff lately. It’s a shame, as I used to love the stuff!

    Love the bokeh off the fork in the final pic! #BrilliantBlogPosts

  2. Caro | The Twinkles Momma

    Wow. looks so delicious!!! It’s so weird… I LOVE baking but cooking savoury food isn’t something I’m interested in. That said, I LOVE eating it!!!!! This looks amazing… might have to get my pinny on ๐Ÿ˜‰ #BrillBlogPosts

  3. Debbie

    Hi Vicki, I’m sure the secret to a nice pizza is a thin and crispy base and a simple topping; making this recipe perfect!

    Will be pinning.


  4. jess Paterson

    Looks delicious! I am sitting reading this eating the soup I just burnt (out of a carton, I should add). Not sure I have the ability to make this…;) xx

  5. Jenny

    Oh pizza is after my own heart. I love any kind of pizza. I really think I could eat it every day if it was kind to my hips! lol Thanks for hosting my lovely.

  6. Mim

    Oh my word this looks good – my mouth is watering. I haven’t ever made any kind of bread but perhaps I’ll be brave (and interesting) one day! ๐Ÿ™‚ #brilliantblogposts Mim at

  7. Markus

    Wow Vicki that looks and sounds amazing! I do love pizza & garlic bread, so do my boys. Definitely going to try this out at some point!

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks Rachael, I can’t take credit personally as was made by one of the chefs, and photographed by my husband at the restaurant but so glad you like it!

  8. International Elf Service

    This looks really delicious. We’re dairy free too but I have to say that having got used to it now, I enjoy pizzas just as much and it makes me branch out more with the toppings! Thank you so much x

  9. Babes about Town

    Lovely recipe, we’ve actually made a super quick cheat’s version of this with homemade tomato sauce and fresh pesto spread over toasted tortilla base ๐Ÿ™‚ Would be more fun to make the pizza dough with the boys x

  10. Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy

    I make homemade pizza all the time but never think to make garlic bread. Next time I’m going to make an extra batch of dough to freeze so I can make my own garlic bread to go with other meals

  11. Emma Kershaw

    The garlic bread looks amazing! My husband would love it ๐Ÿ™‚ This is my first time linking up, thanks for hosting such a fab link up xx

  12. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    I’ve never tried it with lemon squeezed over! …But I love eating pizza bread like this …A firm favorite ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t believe I wasn’t last to the linky this week. Here’s to the best #TastyTuesday ever!


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