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Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables, Vegan MoFo Recipe #14

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Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

 

Mmmm, I love Pizza. This pie was made with a purchased whole grain thin crust base. You could also use a flatbread, wrap or pita.

What I don’t love about pizza is feeling guilty after I eat it. Too much oil and grease.

With this pizza, there is no guilt involved. The whole grain base is thin and not at all heavy. The Chickpeas Cheese, is light but has such incredible flavour (it almost didn’t make it onto the pizza, after I tasted it, I seriously considered just sitting down with a spoon and eating it out of the bowl) and the vegetables are freshly roasted, soft and delicious.

This makes four servings. Or, as in my case, one supper and a slice to take to work the next day for lunch (which I actually ate first thing in the morning because I knew it was in my lunch bag and couldn’t wait till lunch to eat it) Yes, I ate three slices for supper, but it was so good and I enjoyed every bite.

Let me know if you can stop at one slice 🙂

Enjoy,

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Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

 

Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

 

  • I thin crust whole grain pizza base

Smokey Chickpea Cheese:

  • 1/2 tin chickpeas drained
  • 1 head oven roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 tspn smoked paprika
  • 2 – 4 tblspns water

Roasted Vegetables:

  • 2 – 4 tblspns olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow zucchini sliced
  • 1 tomato coarsely sliced
  • 3 cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced
  • handful baby spinach or baby bok choy
  • fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375

Toss vegetables with olive oil and spread on baking tray.

Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

Bake at 375 for 10 – 15 mins.

At the same time, cut the very top off the head of garlic, drizzle with olive oil and bake with the veggies.

remove vegetables from oven and set aside.

Squeeze garlic soft garlic cloves out of peel.

Place garlic cloves,  chickpeas, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and paprika into food processor. Process until smooth and creamy, adding water if necessary. You will need to scrape down the sides a couple of times.

Spread the chickpea mixture on the pizza base.

Spread the roasted vegetables on top.

Return to oven and bake for 10 – 15 mins.

Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables

Note: Nutritional Information below does not include the pizza base.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 222 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377
Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.8g 27%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 43.0g 14%
Dietary Fiber 13.0g 52%
Sugars 8.3g
Protein 16.2g
Vitamin A   22% Vitamin C 99%
Calcium 8% Iron 35%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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One thought on “Whole Grain Pizza with Smokey Chickpea Cheese and Roasted Vegetables, Vegan MoFo Recipe #14

  1. chickpea cheese? I’m intrigued. Guilt free pizza is the way to go. I rarely eat pizza, the last time was in berlin when i found pizza place that made gluten free vegan pizza. This recipe could become a regular though.

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