Monday, July 25, 2011
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)
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)
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 (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.**