Enjoy this new vegetarian pizza recipe that’s packed with plant-based protein and infused with warming BBQ flavors. One of the greatest misconceptions surrounding vegetarian or plant-based diets is that they’re deficient in protein.
Well, this veggie pizza’s got 10 grams of protein per serving, and is super filling. This has turned into a personal, as well as family, favorite. It’s also gluten free, which helps leaves me bloat-free after indulging in pizza night.
3 Reasons to love this veggie pizza recipe
Three of my favorite things come together to create this bbq vegetarian pizza:
- Quinoa pizza crust: full of protein, fiber, all the essential amino acids, etc.
- Chickpeas…with BBQ sauce…not sure if I need to say anything else here. Ha! They add crunch as well as protein to this vegetarian pizza.
- Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing: I could drink this stuff! It’s legit delicious and also works double duty to add incredible healthy fats + protein.
How to make a healthy BBQ pizza
To make a delicious veggie pizza recipe, each component should be seasoned or at least planned out in advance. Ideally, any toppings that cook for the same amount of time should go on the pizza together. It’s also important to make sure you leave plenty of time to prep the crust. While this vegetarian pizza recipe takes a bit of prep, I guarantee it will soon be a staple in your home too!
We love using a quinoa crust. It’s just dry, pre-soaked quinoa and water, along with a few seasonings. It has the same kind of heartiness and “chew” that traditional pizza dough has. But instead of mixing and kneading, you just soak the quinoa, drain it, blend it up, and bake it in a well-oiled pan.
If you make a double or triple batch at once, then it’s even easier because you can pop the baked quinoa crust (well-wrapped, of course) into the freezer and store it until veggie pizza night comes around again.
Follow our quinoa pizza crust recipe over here (and I suggest making extras so you can have leftovers!)
Best toppings on a vegetarian pizza
The toppings are the best part, naturally. They’re easy to throw together, which is a bonus for this vegetarian pizza recipe. Here’s how I’m topping this bbq pizza:
- sweet potatoes
I always end up with extra roasted sweet potatoes in my kitchen (on purpose!), so it’s nice to use them up in this way. The other ingredients are pretty much freezer or pantry staples. Since I want you to love this vegetarian pizza, use your favorite BBQ sauce. Here’s mine.
Other veggie pizza sauces
Like the idea of a vegetarian pizza, yet not a fan of the BBQ flavors? There are lots of great sauce options when it comes to pizza, depending on the toppings:
More vegetarian pizza options
Pizza is my love language, so I’ve got some other great recipes for you to try:
Leave a comment below letting me know which version you try, as well as how it turned out!Print