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chickpea crust pizza with walnut pesto

Chickpea crust pizza with walnut pesto

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Chickpea crust pizza with walnut pesto



pizza crust

  • 1 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

quick pesto

  • 1 cups basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • daiya vegan cheese slices
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup watercress (or arugula)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano.
  3. Let sit on the counter for 10 minutes.
  4. While the batter sits, let’s make the pesto.
  5. Place the basil, olive oil, walnuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor, or in a mortar and pestle. Pulse until combined (or mash until combined)
  6. Spray a 16-inch round baking pan with cooking spray (or rub with a bit of olive oil) and pour the batter into the pan, spreading evenly.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and spread the pesto mixture on the crust, followed by the Daiya cheese. Place back in the oven for 3-6 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and top with radishes, avocado, and watercress.
  10. Serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 pizza
  • Calories: 790
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Fat: 41g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 82g
  • Fiber: 26g
  • Protein: 30g

Keywords: Chickpea crust pizza with walnut pesto, vegan pizza crust