Generously flour the prepared parchment paper (off of the baking sheet) or a pizza peel, and roll out the ball of dough onto the surface at approximately 1/4 inch thick in the shape of your choosing. Use a fork to lightly puncture the surface of the dough several times throughout the middle (leave space around the edges).
Spread BBQ sauce on the dough enough to coat the surface, leaving about an inch around the edges for the crust. Scatter the thinly sliced red onion evenly onto the spreaded sauce, and finally, add chickpeas. Press the chickpeas gently onto the dough using your hands or a spatula.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
Let the cooked pizza rest for 5 minutes after being removed from the oven, then add the rest of the toppings: drizzle lightly with the garlic almond butter sauce (if using), then sprinkle with chopped fresh avocado and herbs. Serve with additional BBQ sauce if desired.
If making ahead and serving as leftovers, add the avocado and herbs just before serving.
Nutrition facts are calculated using 1/2 pound of store-bought whole wheat pizza dough. Note that my pizza, pictured, is smaller than what's calculated. You get to eat more pizza than that :D
BBQ Chickpea Pizza originally printed from https://yupitsvegan.com/bbq-chickpea-pizza/ December 30, 2015