Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thai Chickpea Pizza {Vegan}

Day 256.

We <3 Thai food in our house and it seems one of the more popular fast food Thai items lately is Thai Chicken...something. Thai chicken sandwiches, pizza, bruschetta...you name it. Closet Cooking has a lot of great homemade Thai recipes and I knew I had to make this one when I saw it. Thai Chicken Pizza. I made it pretty close to the original: simply replacing the chicken with chickpeas and the carrots with bell peppers (mainly because I just didn't have carrots, but I also prefer the more flavorful bell peppers to carrots on pizza). I also left off the Mozzarella cheese just because I didn't think it needed cheese to be delicious.

Thai Chickpea Pizza
Adapted from Thai Chicken Pizza.
Ingredients  
  • 1 pizza dough (I use Betty Crocker's) 
  • 1/2 cup Thai peanut sauce, plus more for dipping, if desired
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
Directions
Preheat oven to 425. Spread the peanut sauce over the pizza dough. Sprinkle the chickpeas, carrot, bean sprouts green onions and peanuts onto the pizza. Bake at 425 until golden brown on top, about10-12 minutes. 

The Results
Wow. This was surprisingly delicious. I've always been a fan of peanut sauce. And, of course, have wanted to give Thai Chicken Pizza a try even though it sounds a little weird, but haven't since, well, it has chicken on it! The chickpeas work great here. I reduced the amount of sriracha (chile sauce) a bit in the peanut sauce so the kids would still like it. I thought I'd end up adding some back to the adult slices, but it didn't need it.


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6 comments:

  1. I've only had a thai style pizza once and it was soo yummy. I like the addition of chickpeas!

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  2. Great idea to use chickpeas. We like Thai chicken pizza, but this looks more interesting to me.
    Visiting from Tuesdays at the Table

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  3. It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  4. What a great idea - I would never have thought of using chickpeas on a pizza, but it would add great flavour and texture! I've always been a little nervous of peanut sauce, but this sounds really good. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious vegan recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  5. proof that vegan doesn't mean boring! this has all my favorite flavors :) thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  6. One, it is a Thai dish. Two, it is pizza. Which means, I love it. I simply must try it.

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