Buffalo Chickpea Pizza

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To enter the close friend arena of mine, you’ve gotta do one, simple thing. You must like sad crap.

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Music, movies, TV, books, everything. The more sorrow, the better. If a book, movie or song won’t make me cry, I honestly want no part of it.

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My closest friendships have been forged over a heartbreaking song or a gut-wrenching movie. These people GET ME.

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I’m not alone in this melancholy thinking, either. A study just came out revealing that people who prefer sad things are actually healthier because they are able to empathize with others. So harumph!

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I made this ridiculously delicious pizza while binge watching Parenthood (A+ for tears, btw).


Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2 pizzas


  • 2 cooked pizza doughs
  • 1 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 jar of hot wing sauce
  • 1 cup of pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. of cilantro
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a bowl, combine garbanzo beans + 1/2 cup of wing sauce + S+P
  • Lay beans in an even layer on a lined baking sheet
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes + set aside
  • On the first pizza dough, add another 1/2 cup of wing sauce
  • Add half the pepper jack cheese + arugula + onion + pepper + chickpeas
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Repeat with the second pizza dough
  • Top each pizza with cilantro
  • Have 911 on speed dial cause this ish is so hot it’ll melt your face off

Idea came from about 100 variations of this on Pinterest, but this one specifically: http://veganyackattack.com/2014/07/22/buffalo-chickpea-ranch-pizza/




17 thoughts on “Buffalo Chickpea Pizza

  1. Susan Christopher says:

    I don’t hate this. There aren’t a lot of chick pea recipes so I will try any recipe with them. The fact that they are on pizza is just a bonus way to eat them. Yummy!! Can I be happy when I eat it though?


  2. memarose3 says:

    Love your recipe – found your comments on sorrow interesting. I feel most “at peace” with my inner voice while feeling blue – most creative – most comfortable. Will need to give your pizza a whirl while watching a sad movie.


  3. Katie_King says:

    mmm this looks good. I’ve got a can on chickpeas collecting dust in my pantry because I can’t think of anything to do with them. Maybe I’ll try this!


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