eat
Jump To Recipe

Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Flatbreads

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

A vegetarian spin on buffalo chicken pizza, these healthy buffalo chickpea and quinoa flatbreads are flavorful, light, protein-packed and take less than 10 minutes to make.

I'm back in New York after being in Vermont for few weeks and it feels amazing. I honestly didn't think I would ever get to this point, and it's taken me nearly three years to get here, but I have come to love and appreciate living here. Granted, I don't live the typical “New York lifestyle” since I work from home and can make my own schedule, but it finally feels like home.

Before I moved to New York, I was working full-time for a marketing company and would have to go into the office every day. I know many of you are in the same boat, so shifting this post to the recipe at hand, today we're talking about lunch.

For me, lunch always seemed to be the most challenging meal to put together. I'd either take leftovers (my fave was my Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Chili) or would just throw a bunch of random things together and call it a meal. I definitely wasn't eating the most balanced meals, and many times I found I actually wasn't eating enough.

So today I'm going to show you how to make a well-rounded, protein-packed, plant powered lunch in less than 10 minutes.

Light and healthy GLUTEN-FREE Flatbreads from Flatout Bread!

We're making buffalo chickpea and quinoa flatbreads, which are a healthy twist on pizza, using this delicious gluten-free flatbread from Flatout as our base. They're made with a blend of gluten-free grains and starches, and contain just 120 calories and 2g of protein per flatbread. And they toast up beautifully, giving us the perfect makeshift pizza crust.

You can choose to either toast the whole thing as is, but I found it much easier to eat when I cut the flatbreads into three equal pieces. Then you can just pop all three in your toaster oven while you're whipping up the chickpeas. Assemble when the timer goes off and lunch is done.

10 minutes or less, heck yea!

Smashed buffalo chickpea & quinoa flatbreads -- take just 10 minutes to make, are vegan and taste AMAZING!

Our buffalo chickpea and quinoa topping? Oh man is this good. And guys, it's SO easy.

All we have to do is drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, then mash them up with a fork, add in our quinoa and buffalo-mayo mixture, and stir it all together. It will remind you of a cross between a tuna salad and a chicken salad (just without any of the meat, duh).

It's creamy, spicy, flavorful and is the perfect topping for out flatbreads.

Smashed Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Flatbreads -- take just 10 minutes to make, are vegan and taste AMAZING!

And did I mention pizza? Yep, it will feel like you're eating a crispy, thin crust pizza for lunch!

These chickpea and quinoa flatbreads are the perfect recipe to lighten things up, while still giving you a good balance of macros (carbs, protein, fat), which will help you stay full, satisfied and fueled all through the afternoon.

Smashed Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Flatbreads -- take just 10 minutes to make, are vegan and taste AMAZING!

Another thing you'll love about these flatbreads? You can totally meal prep them. Here's how:

  • Toast your flatbreads and store them in a plastic bag on the counter
  • Make your smashed chickpea & quinoa salad and store in the fridge for up to 4 days
  • Rinse, wash and chop (if necessary) your greens for easy assembly

Then when you're headed to work you can just slap it all together and off you go!

Oh and one final thing to note: in terms of serving size, I definitely recommend that you eat an entire flatbread and top each flatbread with at least 1/4 cup of both greens and the bean mixture. If that doesn't feel like enough food, add some avocado on top!

Smashed Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Flatbreads -- take just 10 minutes to make, are vegan and taste AMAZING!

Smashed Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Flatbreads -- take just 10 minutes to make, are vegan and taste AMAZING!
0 from 0 votes
Print

Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Flatbreads

A vegetarian spin on buffalo chicken pizza, these healthy buffalo chickpea and quinoa flatbreads are flavorful, light, protein-packed and take less than 10 minutes to make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword buffalo chicken, flatbread, healthy flatbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Slice the flatbreads into three equal pieces. Toast in the toaster oven until golden brown and crispy, about 3 - 4 minutes.
  2. While the flatbreads are toasting, add your chickpeas to a large bowl. Smash with a fork until nearly smooth. Add quinoa, mayo, buffalo sauce, salt and pepper, and stir to combine.
  3. When ready to serve, lay greens onto each flatbread piece, followed by chickpea mixture. Garnish with a touch more salt and pepper if desired and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Flatbreads
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 974mg 41%
Potassium 276mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe is brought to you in partnership with Flatout Bread. As always, all opinions are my own. I only share companies I love and trust, so thank you for continuing to support Simply Quinoa!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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!

no 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.

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.