Monday, July 25, 2011

Dinner Tonight


I have been reading Jenna's blog since 2008.  She blogs about her cooking adventures and several other things like books she likes and places she visits from her home in Northern California.  She's always baking up tasty things in her kitchen, so you might want to click over and see some of her other recipes.

Back to the pizza... I was drinking my coffee this morning and reading some blogs for dinner inspiration and came upon Jenna's recipe for Barbecue Chickpea Pizza with Gouda and Caramelized Onions.  I loved that she used chickpeas in place of the more traditional chicken here.  After looking through the ingredients, I realized I had everything on hand.  Perfect!  I had to make a few substitutions as I didn't have any Gouda on hand (I've put my substitutions in italics and parenthesis below.).

Barbecue Chickpea Pizza with Gouda & Caramelized Onions

Recipe from Jenna Weber
makes one large pizza (about 8 slices)

Ingredients:

1 batch The Best Pizza Dough (I used 1 - 8oz ball of prepared dough)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (I used about 1 cup)
1 bottle barbecue sauce of choice (I loved the Trader Joe’s kind! - me too!)
1 large yellow onion
1 T olive oil
8 oz Gouda cheese, freshly grated (I used a blend of smoked cheese & goat feta)


Directions:

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.

Time:

30 minutes (does not include time to make pizza dough)

**Cook's Note: The onions take 30 minutes and then you have to bake the pizza, so total cook time is more than 30 minutes.**

9 comments:

Pam said...

Looks fantastic - love the flavors and textures.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Pam: It really was. I just loved the sweetness & creamyness that the caramelized onions brought to it. Three cheers for Jenna!

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

I saw that on her blog too and thought it looked so good! Yours looks fantastic! I'm excited to try it!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Heidi: Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

This was so delicious! Made it tonight for dinner! Added some sauteed zucchini too and made it on whole wheat naan instead of pizza crust. Such a unique twist on pizza. Thanks for the idea!

Made in Sonoma said...

Not that it's a contest but I think yours actually looks better! I really want to try this pizza!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ anon: So glad you liked this! ...but I'm going to have to tip my hat to Jenna on this one ;)

@ Made in Sonoma: AWW, thanks :) It was SO good. ..and SO easy. You won't be dissappointed!

Mary said...

What an unusual recipe. It demands to be tried. This is my first visit to your blog, so I've taken some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a wonderful spot for your readers to visit and I've thoroughly enjoyed the time I've spent here. I'll be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Mary: I am so glad you've stumbled upon my little blog! ...and I'm so glad that you've enjoyed reading through some of my old posts. My photography skills have really improved recently, hopefully making it better for anyone reading. Thank you again for stopping by and hope you enjoy!