This Vegan Spicy BBQ Chickpea Pizza is a sweet and spicy pizza hit! It’s so easy you can make it on a weeknight while adding extra protein to your meal!
Whenever the Mr. and I travel, we make a special effort to try one thing we’ve never tried before. After a myriad of meals that enticed us on our last trip, this BBQ chickpea pizza idea hit me like a brick. It’s one the reasons I love travelling so much – the inspiration is absolutely endless! Needless to say, I’m happy this idea came flying at me at full force.
As if pizza wasn’t perfect enough, this BBQ Chickpea Pizza takes it up a notch. It’s extremely delicious, so unique and most of all, easy to make. Oh, you can also definitely make it on a weeknight – it’s that easy to put together.
If you’re new around here, you might not know that I pretty much love every type of pizza. I’ve done the traditional, pizza from a wood oven in Naples and pizza from Venice. They were amazing, and because of how much I love pizza, I think pizza should have ALL the varieties. I’ve also loved pizza bites, gluten free pizza, kale pesto pizza, raw vegan pizza, pizza with fruit, grilled pizza…the possibilities are endless. Whoa – is it just me or is staring at the word pizza so long make it start to look spelt wrong? Just kidding – pizza is never wrong, friends.
So, how on earth did I come up with this idea?! I’m pretty sure that apart from travelling, there are a few others recipes that I’ve done that truly inspired this pizza. After my BBQ chickpea Buddha bowl which I loved, I experimented with crispy roasted chickpeas – TOTAL winner. I think it was finally after making a variety of chickpea recipes in my ebook (hello avocado hummus) that the endless possibility of chickpeas was clear to me. Like I said above, this BBQ Chickpea Pizza idea came flying at me and after seeing all the things chickpeas can do, I knew I had to make this.
Things I LOVE about this BBQ Chickpea Pizza:
This pizza was a hit on the very first try. The sweet and spicy contrasted beautifully on the chickpeas, and once essentially roasted due to the heat and baked into the pizza, they are such a welcome addition in every bite. This is such a unique and fun pizza that you definitely have to give it a try. The Mr. also really loved this one, so it’s 100% husband approved too!
Whip this up to see exactly what I’m hyping about. P.S. I’m working on perfecting my pizza crust and can’t wait to share it with you!!
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This recipe is vegan and has gluten free options. I recommend using fresh, organic ingredients for the best result, but you can use what you have on hand! It is very flexible!
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