Buffalo Chickpea Pita Pizzas

We love a double chickpea recipe. This one’s got roasted chickpeas AND buffalo hummus.

These crispy buffalo chickpea pita pizzas are SO fun to make and eat. Grab some hummus and pita bread, whip them up in 30 minutes, and top with red onion, celery, a drizzle of ranch, and greens.

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Pita pizzas are basically the savior of work from home lunch. I know so many people this year feel like they are just constantly making food, then cleaning the kitchen, making food, then cleaning. Pita pizzas create little mess in the kitchen and are easy to mix up. You can make BBQ pita pizzas, margherita pita pizzas, taco pita pizzas, cheeseburger pita pizzas. Now say pita pizzas 5 times fast.

What you’ll need:

  • a can of chickpeas
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • paprika
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • plain hummus
  • hot sauce
  • pita bread
  • red onion
  • celery
  • vegan ranch
  • and some greens!
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What to do:

Preheat your oven to 375F. Then, on a lined baking sheet, toss chickpeas with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway. (PS – the chickpeas are going to get crispier on the pita pizzas later)

While the chickpeas are in the oven, mix together hummus and hot sauce to make buffalo hummus. Go ahead and chop your onion and celery, too.

Remove the chickpeas from oven. Place pitas on a baking sheet and spread with buffalo hummus, then top with the roasted chickpeas and red onion. Bake (again at 375F) for 10 minutes, broiling for the last 2 minutes or so.

Remove the pita pizzas from the oven and top with celery, ranch, extra hot sauce if you want, and greens. Enjoy!

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Buffalo Chickpea Pita Pizzas

Buffalo Chickpea Pita Pizzas

Hannah
These crispy buffalo chickpea pita pizzas are SO fun to make and eat. Grab some hummus and pita bread, whip them up in 30 minutes, and top with red onion, celery, a drizzle of ranch, and greens.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 pitas

Ingredients
  

Chickpeas

  • 1 (15oz) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper to taste
  • a drizzle of olive oil

Buffalo Hummus

  • 1/2 cup plain hummus
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce* to taste

Everything Else:

  • 4 pieces pita bread
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • vegan ranch dressing
  • extra hot sauce
  • greens (microgreens, cilantro, arugula, etc.)*

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Toss chickpea ingredients on a lined baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway. They’re going to get crispier on the pizzas later.
  • While the chickpeas are in the oven, mix together hummus and hot sauce to make buffalo hummus. Chop your onion and celery.
  • Remove chickpeas from oven. Place pitas on a baking sheet and spread with buffalo hummus, then top with chickpeas and red onion. Bake (again at 375F) for 10 minutes, broiling for the last 2 minutes.
  • Remove pitas from the oven and top with celery, ranch, extra hot sauce, and greens.

Notes

*For the hot sauce, I used Frank’s Red Hot
*For the greens, I used micro cilantro because I received it in a PR package, but you can use whatever you’d like.
Keyword buffalo pizza, pita pizza, pizza
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Vegan Garlic White Pizza Sauce

Mix up pizza night by making this vegan garlic white pizza sauce! It’s creamy, garlicky, and so easy to make. This pizza is topped with vegan sausage, artichoke hearts, vegan parmesan, and arugula.

What’s in this Vegan White Pizza Sauce?

White pizza is made without traditional tomato sauce, and is topped with white cheeses. This vegan white sauce is made with cashews, vegetable broth, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, vegan butter, flour, yellow onion, parsley, basil, freshly ground black pepper, and salt.

Ingredients for vegan garlic white pizza sauce.
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How Do I Make Vegan White Pizza Sauce?

This recipe is made by sautéing onion in vegan butter, then whisking in flour and cashew cream (raw cashews, vegetable broth, garlic, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast) and simmering until thick and creamy. Chopped fresh parsley and basil are added at the end, along with black pepper and salt to taste.

Making vegan garlic white pizza sauce.

Which Toppings Go Well on White Pizza?

Some of my favorites include:

  • Artichoke hearts
  • Caramelized onions
  • Jalapeños
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Arugula
  • Fresh basil
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan parmesan
  • Vegan sausage
  • Vegan pepperoni
  • Cooked and crumbled tofu or tempeh
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Step-by-step topping instructions for vegan garlic white pizza.

What Should I Serve With Vegan Garlic White Pizza?

Close up of vegan garlic white pizza.
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Other Ways to Use This Sauce:

I know I titled this “pizza sauce” but this creamy white garlic sauce is delicious on pasta as well! Stir in some cooked pasta noodles and enjoy, or pop it in the oven for a vegan baked white mac and cheese. The below image is of personal-sized baked white mac and cheese, topped with toasted bread crumbs.

Vegan baked white mac and cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes – Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked or boiled if you don’t have a high-powered blender)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Blend cashews, vegetable broth, garlic, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast together until very smooth to make the cashew cream.
  2. Melt butter over medium/medium low heat in a medium saucepan, sauté onion for a few minutes until soft and translucent, whisk in flour.
  3. Slowly whisk in the cashew cream to avoid clumps. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until it’s thick and creamy. Stir in the parsley, basil, and black pepper. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Go forth and sauce!

Notes:

This recipe makes lots of sauce, so you might want to halve the recipe if you aren’t making multiple pizzas. The leftover sauce is amazing with pasta!

The featured pizza is topped with artichoke hearts, vegan sausage, vegan parmesan, and arugula.

Vegan garlic white pizza sauce

Vegan Garlic White Pizza Sauce (Pizza Bianca)

Hannah
Mix up pizza night by making this vegan garlic white pizza sauce! It's creamy, garlicky, and so easy to make. This pizza is topped with vegan sausage, artichoke hearts, vegan parmesan, and arugula.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 pizzas

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raw cashews softened*
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley optional
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil optional

Instructions
 

  • Blend cashews, vegetable broth, garlic, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast together until very smooth to make the cashew cream.
  • Melt butter over medium/medium low heat in a medium saucepan, sauté onion for a few minutes until soft and translucent, whisk in flour.
  • Slowly whisk in the cashew cream to avoid clumps. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until it’s thick and creamy. Stir in the parsley, basil, and black pepper. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Top your pizza and bake as you normally would.

Notes

*To soften cashews, you can soak them in water overnight or in very hot water for 15 minutes.
This recipe makes lots of sauce, so you might want to halve the recipe if you aren’t making multiple pizzas. The leftover sauce is amazing with pasta!
Keyword easy vegan white pizza, vegan pizza bianca, vegan white pizza, vegan white pizza sauce, white pizza, white pizza sauce