eat
Jump To Recipe

BBQ Quinoa Pizza with Chickpeas

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

BBQ QUINOA PIZZA topped with shallots, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas! [vegetarian + gluten-free]

It's a recipe you've all been asking for and I finally got my act together to give it to you. BBQ quinoa pizza, my friends. Hope you're pumped!

I'd guess for almost everyone, pizza is a comfort food. It's greasy, cheesy and even if you load it up with veggies, it's still pretty unhealthy. That's why I initially created this recipe. I wanted to give you a way to enjoy this fave food without feeling like you're “cheating”.

This super easy BBQ Quinoa Pizza is vegetarian, healthy and the perfect way to enjoy a favorite meal, just with a healthy spin!

My quinoa pizza crust is crazy simple to make. You just need 5 ingredients and a blender.

It looks kind of like a thick pancake batter that is pourable, but don't worry, it bakes up into a thin, crispy crust that can stand up to all sorts of your favorite toppings. My personal fave is usually pesto, but I have to say I'm leaning more and more towards this barbecue version; it's perfect for summer!

The ultimate BBQ pizza toppings: chickpeas, shallots and cherry tomatoes!

For toppings, I kept it pretty simple: an organic BBQ sauce as the base, then thinly sliced shallots, chopped cherry tomatoes and chickpeas.

I chose to make this a vegetarian pizza, but you're a meat eater you could totally swap out the chickpeas for grilled chicken or shrimp. Both would be delicious and still make this pizza filling, yet light at the same time.

QUINOA PIZZA!! a thin and crispy crust that is make with just quinoa! holds up to all kinds of toppings too!

QUINOA PIZZA!! a thin and crispy crust that is make with just quinoa! holds up to all kinds of toppings too!

This recipe doesn't make a huge pizza, where you have to worry about eating everything or wasting leftovers. It's the perfect size for two people, and is a dinner that Matt and I often split on the weekdays. It also makes great leftovers, so if you are cooking for one, you can make it for dinner and take the rest for lunch with you the next day!

Either way, it's a great weeknight meal that doesn't take long to put together and it tastes like “real” freaking pizza! Now you can enjoy pizza whenever you damn well please without feeling an ounce of guilt!

Your turn…

What's your favorite pizza topping? I'm thinking about sharing a few different flavor options in the coming months and I'd love to add your fave to the list! And if you end up trying this BBQ pizza recipe, or any pizza crust, I'd love to see a pic 🙂 Tag me @simplyquinoa and use #quinoapizza so I can give your photos some love!

xo Alyssa

QUINOA PIZZA CRUST! topped with BBQ sauce, tomatoes, shallots and chickpeas! [vegan + gluten-free]

0 from 0 votes
Print

BBQ Quinoa Pizza with Chickpeas

I chose to make this a vegetarian pizza, but you're a meat eater you could totally swap out the chickpeas for grilled chicken or shrimp. Both would be delicious and still make this pizza filling, yet light at the same time.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bbq, chickpeas, pizza
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 450 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1 batch Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce divided
  • 1 small shallot sliced
  • 1/2 container cherry tomatoes sliced or quartered
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • Nutritional yeast + fresh basil to garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the pizza batter**, then pour it onto the baking sheet. Using a spatula, spread the batter into a large rectangle, about 12" x 6".
  3. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then remove, flip and bake for another 5.
  4. While the crust is baking, stir the chickpeas with 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce.
  5. After pizza has baked for 15 minutes (total), remove and top with remaining sauce. Scatter shallots, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas across the top and place it back in the oven for another 10 - 15 minutes. (you can also broil it for 2 - 3 minutes at the end to get everything super crispy, just watch it carefully!)
  6. Remove and slice into squares. Top with nutritional yeast and basil if using.

Recipe Notes

** you need to soak the quinoa overnight (or for at least 6 hours) to make the pizza batter, so just do that in the morning before you head to work and you can make pizza when you get home!

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Quinoa Pizza with Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 857mg 36%
Potassium 770mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 86g 29%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 25g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 26.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Watch how to make quinoa pizza!

 

Want more quinoa dinner recipes?
Follow my board on Pinterest!

 

 

QUINOA PIZZA!! a thin and crispy crust that is make with just quinoa! holds up to all kinds of toppings too!

share what you make

tag @simplyquinoa on Instagram with your creations!
we love sharing what you make with the community!

I can’t wait to see!

4 comments
LEAVE A COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Saw your email today 3/31/18 about diet labels. Well said. My favorite pizza toppings are curly kale, roasted butternut and fresh mushrooms. Yum. Lovers your recipes. I’m going to try your pizza crust!

  2. Videos are a good supplement to a recipe to see how things are done however to evaluate the recipe and see if it’s right for me I need to see it in text first. Thank you.

Get our time saving hacks to help you stick to your healthy eating routine!

Download our FREE guide Master Meal Planning: The Basics

  • Please check this box to confirm your consent in the collection and secure storage of this data, as described in our Privacy Policy.

Welcome to Simply Quinoa! Our mission is to help women be well + truly healthy.

This is a community that celebrates your own unique health journey, no matter where you are on your path. We will encourage you, inspire you and support you every step of the way.