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Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza Recipe with Tahini Garlic Dressing

Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing. Amazingly flavorful pizza. Dress with tahini dressing, vegan ranch or other creamy dressing. Vegan Soyfree Nut-free Recipe. Gluten-free Crust option.. Makes 1 large pizza
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Pizza
Cuisine: Ethiopian fusion, Vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 438kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


Berbere spice blend:

  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 to 1.5 tsp paprika I use a combination of sweet and smoky
  • 1/3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp fenugreek seed powder or ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/3 tsp cardamom
  • a generous pinch of clove powder ginger powder, all spice, cinnamon and cayenne



  • Mix the berbere spice mix really well. Preferably also add 1/8 tsp ground ajwain(carom seeds) and ground kalongi (nigella seeds). I know lots of spices :).
  • Drain the chickpeas and transfer to a bowl. Add to the bowl, all of the berbere spice blend or 1 to 1.5 tbsp pre made blend. You can also use 1 to 1.5 tbsp pre made shawarma blend or garam masala
  • Add garlic, onion, salt and olive oil to the chickpeas and toss well to coat. set aside. Make the tahini sauce, thin it out to preference.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F / 220Âșc. Shape the pizza crust. Spread the crust to about 14 inch size to make a thin crust large pizza. Brush with olive oil. Place sliced tomatoes on top. Add the spiced chickpeas in a single layer. (You can also add some greens or pepper as toppings).
  • Place sliced onions on top. Drizzle some of the tahini garlic sauce. Bake for 18 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro or parsley. Drizzle some more tahini sauce, slice and serve. You can also use vegan ranch, vegan mozzarella (add before baking) or other creamy dressing or just lemon juice to dress.


You can easily make this baked on a large tortilla for a tortilla pizza or roll up into a wrap. Cook the spiced chickpeas on stove top or bake until crisp and use with veggies, lettuce, tahini dressing.
Nutritional values based on one serving


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 755mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 5.5mg