Buffalo Chickpea Pizza
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Serves: 8 slices
For the Pizza
  • 1 ball prepared pizza dough (16 oz.) fresh or frozen (or your favorite pre-made pizza crust)
  • olive oil, for brushing pizza dough
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce (like Franks original hot sauce) or Buffalo wing sauce (like Franks Buffalo wing sauce)
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • sliced red onion (according to taste)
  • ½ cup spinach, torn in small pieces
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into pieces
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into pieces
  • cilantro, for garnish
For the ranch dressing
  • 1 container (6 oz.) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Spray a pizza pan or baking sheet with cooking spray. Stretch dough (or use a rolling pin) according to package direction. Place dough on pizza pan (10" or 12") or baking sheet and lightly brush top with olive oil. Optional step- for spicier pizza add a thin layer of Buffalo wing sauce or hot sauce on top of pizza (leaving about ½ inch border around sides for the crust) . Top with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Combine garbanzo beans and hot sauce in a small bowl. Spoon mixture over the top of pizza and top with torn spinach and sliced red onions. Place in oven and cook according to package directions for dough (approx. 8-12 min.) until crust is golden brown.
  4. While pizza is cooking prepare the Ranch dressing by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and mixing thoroughly. If necessary add a small amount of milk or almond milk to achieve desired consistency.
  5. Remove pizza from oven and top with celery, carrots and ranch dressing.Add cilantro and more hot sauce if desired.
**Because the nutritional values for the dough you select will vary widely I am including the nutritional/calories for just the toppings portion (everything listed in this recipe except the dough) for this pizza. That way you can have a more accurate idea based on the dough you select.

** The dough I used had 130 calories per slice - making one slice of pizza a total of 245 cal.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ of recipe toppings only Calories: 115 Fat: 2.9 g Saturated fat: 1.5 g Carbohydrates: 14.7 g Sugar: 1.29 g Sodium: 245.3 mg Fiber: 2.8 g Protein: 8.29 g Cholesterol: 8.2 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/buffalo-chickpea-pizza/