Recipes falafel crust pizza

Published on June 23rd, 2011 | by Michelle Leeper


Vegan Pizza with Falafel Crust

falafel crust pizza

With a delicious, crunchy, falafel crust, this vegan pizza is far from typical. 100% gluten-free, full of protein, fiber, and incredibly healthy! Doesn’t sound very much like a pizza, does it?

vegan falafel pizza

Vegan Pizza with Falafel Crust

Yield: Makes 1 large falafel pizza crust.


  • 1/2 cup ground, cooked chickpeas, black beans, or lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • cumin, curry, cayenne, and thyme spices, to taste (optional)
  • Toppings:

  • 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • black olives
  • fresh basil, rosemary, and thyme, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients (besides the toppings) in a large bowl and stir until a thick batter forms. When you can no longer stir, use your hands to press the ingredients together.
  3. Form the dough into a ball, and use a floured rolling pin to flatten it to 1/2 a centimeter in thickness. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350°F.
  4. Once the crust has baked, layer on your toppings and bake the pizza for another 20 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Enjoy!

Looking for more vegan pizza inspiration? Check out some of our more traditional vegan pizza ideas.

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7 Responses to Vegan Pizza with Falafel Crust

  1. Anita says:

    Sounds fabulous!
    I must try it as I’m not sure how the crust would stay together and not crumble or break
    Happy vegan eating

  2. I agree about the crust … any tips? Directions for putting it together seem to be left up to our imagination.

  3. AnneHSUS says:

    Oh my goodness – this sounds AMAZING! I know what I’m making for dinner! :)

  4. Danielle says:

    This looks amazing! I have to try this!!! I am always looking for nice alternatives to the standard pizza crust.

  5. Katherine says:

    When you say 1/2 cup of ground chickpeas, do you mean ground chickpeas that or cooked or like chickpea flour?

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