Chickpea Pizza with Salami and Cheese Recipe

How to make Chickpea Pizza with Salami and Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (or 160°C fan-forced). On a large piece of baking paper, draw a heart that measures approximately 24cm x 24cm. Place this onto a flat baking tray.
  2. Using a heart cutter or small knife, cut the salami slices into small heart shapes.
  3. Place chickpeas on a flat baking tray in a single layer and bake for 5 minutes to remove excess moisture. Set aside to cool.
  4. Place the chickpeas in a small blender with the remaining pizza base ingredients and process until thick and well combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the middle of the heart and, using damp hands, gently flatten the mixture to create a neat heart. Can be trimmed, to neaten, once cooked.
  6. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and top with the pizza sauce, leaving a small rim around the border.
  8. Sprinkle with the cheese and top with the salami hearts.
  9. Add chilli flakes to taste and return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes or until cheese is golden.

Tip: If making multiple pizzas, you can use a thick piece of cardboard to draw the heart. Cut it out to create a reusable template that can simply be traced onto baking paper.

Optional: For a vegetarian version, replace the salami with slices of mushrooms or zucchini.