Do you love pizza? Duh, who doesn’t, right? If you’re like us, then any night is a potential pizza night. I’ve tried lots of different pizza recipes over the years and this chickpea flour pizza with hummus just might be my new favorite. Why? Because it’s so easy. No need to fuss with yeast and wait an hour and a half for the dough to rise. Also, it smells ah-mazing as it bakes and will fill your kitchen with herby, nutty deliciousness.
The crust is basically a flatbread, very similar to a French socca cake. I’ve used socca before for my mini socca with ratatouille, and as you can well imagine, you could top socca with just about anything. As well as ratatouille, my mini socca bites had a dollop of vegan pesto, which would make a great sauce on this chickpea flour pizza as well. But this time I chose to use hummus.
If you read regularly then you know that I’ve been experimenting a lot with aquafaba (see Spanish alioli, strawberry mousse cake, and raspberry-lemon meringue pies). If you’re as obsessed about aquafaba as I am, then you might consider chickpeas to be a by-product and struggle with how to eat so many “leftover” chickpeas. Hummus is an obvious answer. It turns out that not only is hummus good for pita bread and in sandwiches, but it also makes a great pizza sauce! If you’re making a vegan pizza without cheese, then hummus adds back that extra creaminess that you might miss by taking the cheese off.
Since the chickpea crust is a bit less stable than regular pizza crust (I might say it’s a bit floppy), I found that making small individual-sized pizzas the best way to go. These small slices still have enough structure to be able to pick up and eat with your hands like a regular pizza. You could also make one medium-sized pizza, but you may need a knife and fork. Make them in any oven-safe pan, I had two 15 centimeter paellas, but skillets will also work well.
For the chickpea crust
For the pizza
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 652 Total Fat: 42g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 34g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1638mg Carbohydrates: 53g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 15g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 21g
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