The Bare Scientist #3


Weekends are all about snuggling up at home at home and staying warm when it looks miserable outside especially when you are trying to get rid of a horrible sick bug. So much so I had to miss my five year anniversary dinner. All of the naughty foods I usually indulge in over the weekend are so fatty and full of unhealthy ingredients, Dominoes pizza being one of my all time favourites to munch on. I was so happy to see our  ‘In house’ nutritionist has come up with a super recipe for a Chickpea Based Pizza. Not only do I absolutely love chickpeas but this pizza looks positively scrumptious. Now over to The Bare Scientist……

Saturday night in a lot of households usually equates to a takeaway after a long week of hard work and the joy of the weekend. Well ‘TBS Pizzeria’ is up an running. If you live in London give me a shout and I’ll deliver 😜🙃 (not really) …. but why not have a go making this super easy and tasty pizza instead of waiting 60 minutes for a greasebox….

Chickpea base pizza topped with fresh veggies all the way.

Chickpea Crust Pizza:

2 cups of dried chickpeas
2 cups of water
Sea salt
Mixed herbs
2 tbs harissa paste
2 tbs tomato puree
1 medium red onion
2 mushrooms
Half a medium Romero pepper
Half a beef tomato
2 tbs hummus

Blend the dried chickpeas and water until a smooth batter has formed. Season with salt and herbs.
In a hot lightly oiled medium sized frying pan, pour in a thin layer of the batter and use the back of a spoon to evenly distribute.
Keep the pan on a medium fire and fry the batter on both sides until it has formed into a pizza base. Each side should take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
Prepare the toppings, ready for layering and mix the harissa paste and tomato puree with a sprinkle of herbs.
Transfer the solidified base onto a pizza/baking tray and base with the tomato sauce.
Top the pizza and place into the oven on gas mark 6 (200 degrees celsius) for approximately 15 minutes.
Once ready, top the pizza with some more herbs and hummus for extra flavour.
This should give a small to medium sized pizza. For a larger base add another cup of chickpeas and water, and use a larger frying pan.

Get making this yummy pizza now everyone!

Thank you very much to The Bare Scientist.

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