Green Chickpea Pizza

St. Patrick's day is coming up and Fletcher's daycare let us know that they will be having a green pizza to celebrate. To include Fletch they asked me if I could bring some sort of green pizza in.  Hmm.  Green pizza eh?  Last pizza I made was a cauliflower crust one with vegan cheese.  I didn't love it.  Fletch liked it but he had a bad reaction to the vegan cheese.  Coconut oil was the culprit there.  Sidenote: if you know a vegan cheese that doesn't contain soy or coconut oil, let me know!

My dear friend who is also the most amazing food photographer Jennifer Hulley had suggested to me that I try a chickpea crust.  So today was the perfect day to try one!  I would just also need to make it green along the way.  

 

It's green! It's pizza! It's green pizza!

It's green! It's pizza! It's green pizza!

If you plan on attempting this pizza my hot tip to you before you start is to make sure you have parchment paper.  The dough is pretty sticky and parchment paper is a lifesaver when it comes to sticky messes. 

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • dash of salt
  • ½ cup organic salsa
  • handful of finely chopped spinach
  • 2/3 cup hummus
  • Green food colouring - to make dough green and hummus green (you can totally omit this if you aren't making this for a St. Patrick's day celebration;))
  • Toppings - I just used some deli meat because well...I need to go grocery shopping. (If you want to make it fully vegan then don't use meat...OBVI)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together chickpea flour, water, 2 tsp olive oil and salt.
  3. To prepare crust, spread the guck (it's not really a thick pizza like dough..more guckish texture) onto the parchment paper.  Try to make it not super thick, about 1/4 inch.  You can make a bunch of little pizzas or just one large one.  Hot tip: little ones are much easier to flip.
  4. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, until edges are slightly crispy.
  5. While crust bakes, mix hummus with a little green food colouring and the chopped up spinach.
  6. Remove crust from oven. Flip parchment paper and crust upside down on baking sheet. 
  7. Spread organic salsa on crust and green hummos ontop of that.  Add your toppings and
  8. Bake in oven for another 5-8 minutes and booya!