Buffalo Chickpea Ranch Pizza

To tell you the truth, I’ve been trying to get this recipe out to you guys for MONTHS! Now, I’m so glad that I finally have the time to share it. Of course, you know how much I love the Chickpea/buffalo sauce/ranch combo as shown by this mac recipe and this nacho recipe. So naturally I had to add to this delicious food family by making a pizza version!

I actually made this twice, once as an experiment for a friend and I, and a second time to nail down all of the measurements. I could easily eat this pizza once a week, or maybe more depending on how many feels I have. ;) Each person that got their hands on a slice may agree with me, as it got rave reviews!

You really can’t go wrong with a combination like spicy buffalo sauce, crunchy celery, chickpeas, fresh cilantro, peppery arugula and a vegan ranch sauce that some readers claim to be the best they’ve ever had! Believe me, I take that as a huge compliment, as I’ve tasted many a delicious vegan ranch in my foodie adventures.

Aside from this fabulous pizza pie, I’m pretty excited to bring back some more creative recipes to Vegan Yack Attack. Will there still be plenty of cookbook reviews and giveaways? Of course! But, now I have the time to give you some breaks from those types of posts with some crazy recipes. Oh, have you heard? Vegan MoFo is back in September and you better believe that shit is going to get REAL!

So, go ahead, make this jaw-dropping pizza for your friends and family and get them excited about some solid vegan eats. :)

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Buffalo Chickpea Ranch Pizza

From Vegan Yack Attack | Main Dishes | American

Impossible to resist, this Buffalo Chickpea Ranch Pizza beats them all!

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4 servings

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 1/2 C. Warm Water
  • 1 T. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp. Sugar or Agave Nectar
  • 2 T. Olive Oil + Extra for brushing
  • 1 C. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 C. Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • Corn Meal for Dusting
  • Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 C. Vegan Mayo
  • 1/4 C. Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
  • 3 T. Plain Vegan Yogurt
  • 2 1/2 T. Raw Cashews
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. Agave Nectar
  • 1/8 tsp. Dried Dill
  • 1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
  • Salt to Taste
  • Toppings
  • 3 T. Buffalo Sauce + 2 T. for spreading
  • 1/2 C. Cooked Chickpeas
  • 2 C. Arugula or Baby Kale
  • 2 T. Red Onion, Diced
  • 2 T. Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 3 T. Celery, Diced
  • 2 T. Fresh Cilantro, Chopped

Directions

  1. Pizza
  2. Stir the sugar and active dry yeast into the warm water until it dissolves. Set aside and let it rise for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Once the yeast is ready, pour it into the bowl, along with the olive oil. Knead the dough on a surface dusted with flour, for 3 minutes.
  4. Place the dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, for 30 minutes.
  5. (Make the Ranch)
  6. Preheat oven for 425ºF, with pizza stone inside (if you’re using one).
  7. Take the raised dough and knead for another 1-2 minutes. Roll out flat, to about ½” thick; then carefully stretch the dough out with your hands until it is 14″ wide.
  8. Make sure to leave the dough a little thicker around the edges for a good crust.
  9. Place the dough onto a pan or pizza stone that has a thin layer of corn meal on it, and bake for 5 minutes. Make sure to pop any large air bubbles while it’s baking.
  10. Toss the cooked chickpeas with 3 T. of buffalo sauce and set aside.
  11. Take the crust out of the oven, spread the remaining buffalo sauce over it, leaving an inch or so for the crust.
  12. Next, layer the toppings in this order: arugula, red onion, bell pepper, and buffalo chickpeas. Brush a little olive oil onto the crust. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes.
  13. Once the crust is nice and golden take the pizza out of the oven and top with celery, ranch sauce (you can leave extra for dipping as there is a good amount of it) and cilantro.
  14. Serve! :)
  15. Ranch Dressing
  16. Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Season to taste and place in the refrigerator while you’re waiting for the pizza to finish.

I’ve included this recipe in the awesome Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck! Make sure to check out the delectable dishes shared from talented bloggers!

10 Comments

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10 Responses to Buffalo Chickpea Ranch Pizza

  1. Andrea

    This looks so delicious! I am from Germany and not familiar with Buffalo sauce. What would you recommend instead? Many thanks in advance!

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Hi Andrea! Buffalo sauce is essentially a vinegar-based hot sauce mixed with a little vegan butter to add some creaminess and a little salt. Hot sauces like Tabasco and Frank’s Red Hot are perfect for this, so if you can find something with similar ingredients by you it would work even better.

      Good luck and I hope that helps!

  2. wow this looks so perfectely baked and using chickpea on pizza is something new to me…..good one…

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever tried Ranch dressing but the sound of the creamy-mayo dressing with some dill…. mmmmhhh. Sounds lush!
    As for your photos, they are just beautiful. Thank for sharing this at VVLP :-)

  4. I so love pizza Jackie. And I so miss crispy gooey cheese pizzas since going Vegan but this lovely pie may be my cure!! I choose this post as my top pick in the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck week 4 so I’ll be featuring it in my headline for week 5’s event.
    Thanks for sharing it with us and we hope to see you back with more yum yums! Take care!

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  6. You had me at ranch. <3

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  8. This looks delicious. By any chance do you have the fat content and the calorie amount?

  9. Ellen M.

    Made this over the weekend and WOW! So outstanding. I doubled the ranch to use for future veggie dipping – it was out of this world delicious. Also, the celery added such a great crunch and flavor – I never would have thought to put celery on pizza!

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