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    Chickpea Crust Pizza

    Chickpea Crust Pizza

    Friday night is pizza night. Stay true to your diet by creating this easy chickpea pizza recipe. 

    Level: Easy

    Prep Time: 10-15 min

    Cooking Time: 40 min

    Serves: 4 People

    Ingredients:

    Tomato Sauce:

    • 8 oz can tomato sauce or 8 ounces crushed tomatoes
    • 2 tsp of Olive Oil
    • 2 chopped garlic cloves
    • 1/2 small onion, chopped
    • Sea salt/pepper 

    Crust:

    • 2/3 cup chickpea flour
    • 2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp of salt
    • 2 tsp olive oil

    Pizza Toppings:

    • 1/2 tsp olive oil
    • 1 cup Provolone or Parmesan cheese
    • 3 oz chicken sausage or whatever topping you prefer (cut into 1/4-inch slices)

    Instructions: 

    • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
    • Tomato SauceWhile using a large pot, heat oil over medium high heat while adding the garlic and onions and saute for 5 minutes while seasoning with salt and pepper. Add the sauce and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and simmer on low heat until the sauce thickens. (About 15-20 minutes)
    • Crust:  While sauce is cooking, whisk together chickpea flour, garlic, salt and 2/3 cup of water. Heat the olive oil on medium heat and pour dough into a pan. Cook dough for approximately 3 minutes. Flip the crust and cook on opposite side for another 3 minutes.Transfer crust to a baking sheet.
    • Once the sauce is finished, transfer it to a food processor or blender until smooth. 
    • Pizza Topping: Spread a thin or thick layer (whichever you prefer) over the crust. Spread a thin layer of the tomato sauce over the crust leaving about a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle on your cheese of choice, covering the sauce. Place toppings on top of pizza.  
    • Bake until the cheese is melted which is usually about 10-15 minutes. 

     

    Source: foodnetwork.com

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