Well, it’s October, so my vegan naan pizza has a Halloween theme!
While I made my naan pizzas with spiders as toppings, you can use whatever you want on yours. But if it’s spiders you are looking for, just use large or jumbo black olives. Cut an olive lengthwise to get two bodies, and cut the narrower end of an olive crosswise to make a spider head. For the legs, slice an olive the thickness you wish the legs to be, then cut each slice in half. According to Recipe Runner, where I found the olive cutting instructions and pizza sauce recipe, the olive spiders won’t stand up to baking. So, put the spiders on after the pizzas are baked. These would be so fun to make with kids or to serve at a Halloween party!
You can use this link to make Homemade Vegan Naan for the pizza crusts. This pizza recipe includes the ingredients for making the pizza sauce, but you can just use a jarred sauce, too (especially when cooking with the kiddos!). When working with kids, I would save the cutting of the olives into spider parts for when the pizzas are cooling, to keep them entertained while the pizzas cool.
If you find the edges of your pre-cooked naan are browning too much, wrap the edges in foil strips to start the baking. Either leave the foil strips on the entire time or remove them halfway through if you want the naan to brown more on the edges. I didn’t use any foil and it was fine because of the time my cheese took to melt. But, a few more minutes and the crust edge would have been burnt.
I plan on keeping vegan naan in my freezer full time, which bodes well for my pizza eating future!