Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free}

 

It’s Monday. The Monday after daylight savings to make it worse.

I know, I’m not feeling it either.

So let’s all just be happy and eat PIZZA to make up for those Monday blues!

And not just any pizza. Tender, herby, gluten free chickpea crust topped with savory mediterranean flavors and juicy tomato sauce. Yes, yes, oh yes! Now Monday is looking a whole lot brighter.

 

Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free, Vegan} // pumpkin & peanut butter

Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free, Vegan} // pumpkin & peanut butter

 

Last week, I shared this Rosemary Chickpea Flatbread with you guys as a part of my “gluten balance” month. (Side note: Check out my first post to hear more details, but to sum it up in a sentence: I’m sharing gluten free substitutions, alternatives, and featuring new gf ingredients all month long!) It’s made with my new favorite gluten free flour, this Garbanzo Fava Flour from Bob’s Red Mill and it’s utterly delicious!

Anyways, when I was experimenting with this rosemary chickpea flatbread, I got the idea to turn this recipe into a quick and easy gluten free pizza— simple enough that you could throw it together in under 30 minutes! Yep, you read that right. Homemade pizza on the table in half an hour. Topped with those savory, fresh, flavorful mediterranean toppings— now that’s my kind of pizza.

 

Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free, Vegan} // pumpkin & peanut butter

Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free, Vegan} // pumpkin & peanut butter

 

Quick topic change— how was your weekend? It was absolutely beautiful here in North Carolina so we spent lots of time outside hiking and basking in the sunshine. I seriously hope spring is here to stay.

Also, we finally watched “The Revenant” and saw all those crazy Leo scenes everyone’s been talking so much about. It was definitely really well done and the acting was phenomenal, but I honestly felt like the movie was kinda… slow. Maybe it’s because the movie got so much hype, but I was a little let down. Have you seen it yet? What are your thoughts?? Any other Oscar movies you loved or hated??

Enjoy your Monday everyone!

 

Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free, Vegan} // pumpkin & peanut butter

Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free}

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Main Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas, cooked or canned
  • fresh basil for garnish

for the flatbread

  • 1 cup garbanzo fava flour*
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Note

inspired by one green planet's chickpea flatbread and my rosemary chickpea flatbread

*I used Bob's Red Mill's Garbanzo Fava Flour

Directions

for the flatbread
Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.
Step 2
Mix together garbanzo fava flour with water until all clumps are gone. Stir in garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Pour onto covered baking sheets and use a spatula to spread evenly. I spread mine into about a 8x12'' rectangle. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.
for the pizza
Step 3
Top the flatbread with the marinara sauce, then layer with veggies and toppings (all except basil). Stick it back in the oven for an additional 5-8 minutes, or until crust is golden and veggies are cooked. Remove from oven and top with fresh basil. Slice and serve!

A big thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for supplying me with their gluten-free flours for this month of wheat-free recipes!

Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbread Pizza {Gluten Free, Vegan} // pumpkin & peanut butter

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Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

20 Comments

  1. I love your idea of a gluten balance month! I need to decrease both my sugar and gluten intake FOR SURE. I’ve been trying to do this by drinking lots of smoothies and eating lots of salads, but it’d be WAY more fun to eat pizza to balance my gluten and sugar intake. This pizza looks incredible. The fourth picture especially is making my mouth water! It’s only 9:30 am but I want pizza NOW! Especially since it’s dark and I’m at school, which are both things I’m not happy about… but pizza would make me happier!
    I can’t wait to make this pizza (but first I have to go get gluten free chickpea flour)! It looks delicious and so easy to make. Have a great (pizza) pi day, Liz! 🙂 Do you celebrate pi day in any way in your classroom?

    • I totally agree! I catch myself falling into a gluten and sugar trap sometimes so I need these gluten-free alternatives to keep my body happy. I would LOVE to celebrate pi day with my kiddos, but unfortunately they have no idea what decimals are yet in 1st grade (we’re still working on whole numbers haha) 🙁 Maybe if I teach 4th grade one day!

      • Aww bummer! Maybe you could bring in pie and say today is called pi day and it’s a day that celebrates pie and a number in math?? Or just say it’s a day to celebrate math? It’d be so fun if your kiddos could taste test for you 🙂

  2. This looks amazing! So fresh and colourful 🙂 I was also not too stoked about the revenant.. It just felt like another man vs wild movie (except with beautiful cinematography).

    • Totally agree about that cinematography! That really stuck with me. So glad you like this pizza— I highly recommend 🙂

  3. This pizza looks incredible! I love that you used a chickpea crust for lots of protein.

    I really enjoyed the Revenant but I saw it a while ago so my expectations weren’t that high. I could see how all of the build up would make it feel a little lack luster.

  4. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and this pizza looks delicious! I love making homemade pizzas but I usually just use the dough from Trader Joe’s. Can’t wait to try making this dough from scratch!

    • Thanks SO much Kellen!! I love the dough from TJ’s and usually use that as well. This recipe definitely a different kind of texture (because it’s made out of beans haha) but I love how light and tender it is! Hope you like it too 🙂

  5. Oh wow! 😍 Pizza is probably my most favorite food ever! This sounds absolutely delicious…so much healthier than regular pizza too! Love all the veggies and the fact that you used garbanzo bean flour for the crust—Ah-mazing! Definitely need to try this soon!

    • Definitely much healthier than regular pizza! You’ll have to let me know what you think if you try it 🙂

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