Barbecue Chickpea Pizza with Gouda and Caramelized Onions


1 batch The Best Pizza Dough

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 bottle barbecue sauce of choice (I loved the Trader Joe's kind!)

1 large yellow onion

1 T olive oil

8 oz gouda cheese, freshly grated


Make the pizza dough according to recipe directions. Note that one recipe makes two large pizza crusts so you may want to freeze half the dough for later.

Heat the olive oil up in a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Slice the onion very thinly and cook in the olive oil for about 30 minutes on low heat, until deeply golden and caramelized. Stir frequently! You don't want to burn this.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

Roll out your pizza dough into a large rectangle or circle. Drizzle with barbecue sauce (you'll probably only use 1 cup sauce). Sprinkle with cheese then layer with chickpeas and caramelized onions.

Reduce oven temperature to 425 and bake pizza on a lined baking sheet for 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and the crust is done. Let cool then cut into slices and serve.


30 minutes (doesn't include time to make pizza dough)