Make our Delicious Vegetarian BBQ Chickpea Pizza for a night in with family or friends!
Skip the greasy fast food pizza order and make our vegetarian BBQ Chickpea Pizza instead! This healthy recipe is perfect for those wanting to lose weight without having to sacrifice their love for pizza. A golden brown cauliflower crust is topped with mozzarella cheese, chickpeas coated in BBQ sauce, crushed pineapple, and a hot pepper to give it some extra spice. Don’t forget to save a slice for your family or friends! They’ll want to take a bite out of this healthy meal!
4 Cups Cauliflower, Riced
1/2 Cup Mozzarella cheese
1 Garlic clove, Minced
salt and black pepper
Chickpeas and Topping
1 Cup BBQ Sauce,
1 Tbsp Olive oil,
1/3 Can Chickpeas, Drained
1/3 Cup Crushed pineapple,
1/2 White onion, Thinly Sliced
1 Tbsp Olive oil,
1 Hot Pepper, Thinly Sliced
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix the chickpeas and pineapple with ½ cup of BBQ sauce and stir together. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
Remove the cauliflower stems and cut them into chunks. Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it has a similar appearance to rice.
Mix the egg, garlic and cheese with the cauliflower rice, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the mixture has a doughty texture. On a lightly greased parchment paper or pizza pan, spread the cauliflower dough into the shape of a pizza crust.
Bake until the crust is golden, which takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
While the crust is baking, heat oil in a iron skillet. Once the oil is hot, add onions and then reduce the heat. Sauté onions on low heat and stir frequently, until they caramelized. After 10 to 12 minutes, remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
Remove the golden crust from the oven and spread the remaining ½ cup BBQ sauce on the pizza. Top the pizza evenly with caramelized onions, marinated chickpeas, and jalapeño.
Bake the pizza for 12 to 15 minutes until the dough is completely cooked on the inside.
Top with fresh cilantro for taste
Did you know?
Not only are chickpeas a good source of protein for vegetarians, but they are known to be rich in fiber, which improves digestion, aids in heart heath, and helps control blood sugar levels. Also, chickpeas make you feel full so that you don’t reach for unhealthy snacks throughout the day! This is perfect for those who have weight loss goals and want to keep track of their caloric intake. Try pairing chickpeas with other nutritious foods to get the essential nutrients your body needs!
If you enjoyed this BBQ Chickpea Pizza, you won’t want to miss out on our other pizza recipes: Low-carb Veggie Pizza, Eggplant Pizza Bites, and Janeva’s Pizza Burger Casserole.
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