Vegetarian BBQ ‘Chicken’ Pizza

So, where were we? 

Bagel

Ah, yes. Bagels.  

It’s ok to drool. It’s what I’m doing right now.

Bagel

You’re staring at a toasted sundried tomato bagel topped with hummus, tomatoes, and cucumbers from Uncommon Grounds.

I. can’t. get. enough.

In fact, I think I’m moving in. It’s decided. It’s not enough to just have an awesome Wednesday afternoon lunch at the place, I have to live there, too.

Who’s coming? We can pitch a tent and have bagel parties every day. I know Morgan is in.

Ok. Enough of this bagel talk. I’m sure you’re all bageled out by now (if that’s even possible).

Let’s shift our attention to BBQ Chicken Pizza, shall we? And by chicken, I mean this:

Smart Strips

About a month ago, I was offered the chance to try Boboli Whole Wheat Pizza Crust.

Boboli Crust

I was hesitant at first because I usually make my own pizza dough using Jenna’s recipe. But, then I decided to live outside the box, and agreed.  I received the coupons a couple weeks ago.

I was inspired by awesome-sounding BBQ pizza ideas on the package, and the fact that I had this sitting in my pantry:

BBQ Sauce

Saratoga Salsa & Spice Co. is one of my favorite local stores. They sell all sorts of salsa, hot sauce, and BBQ sauce. I did a giveaway for them last year, and will be doing another one this fall, so stay tuned!

Ingredients

I was absolutely ecstatic to find a vegetarian BBQ sauce. A lot of BBQ sauces I’ve come across have Worcestershire sauce (which has anchovies in it) on the ingredient list. NO GOOD.

This sauce is AWESOME, too. Just the right balance of flavor and spiciness. Saratoga Salsa & Spice Co. ships all over the world, so definitely make sure to check out their website. [Note: I paid for the BBQ sauce-it was not a freebie]

Back to pizza!

BBQ 'Chicken' Pizza

Oh. My. Yum.

BBQ 'Chicken' Pizza

Go on, reach in, and grab a slice. I know you want one. 

This pizza was so simple to make and only required five ingredients:

  1. The Crust
  2. BBQ Sauce
  3. Veggie ‘Chicken’
  4. Mozzarella Cheese
  5. Onion

Boboli Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Likes:

  • The pre-made crust provided a quick and convenient way to make a pizza. Perfect for busy school or work nights.
  • It got really crispy, which is something I’m still trying to figure out with my homemade crusts.
  • The flavor of the crust blended well with the toppings.

Dislikes:

  • It definitely was not as flavorful as Jenna’s recipe
  • The crust was a little over $4. I can make my own dough for less.
  • Yes, the crust is whole wheat, but the ingredient list isn’t so stellar. ‘Artificial color’ is not my idea of a yummy, wholesome ingredient.

The Bottom Line:

Boboli’s whole wheat pizza crust was just OK for me. I’d probably buy it again if I didn’t have time to make my own dough.It’s definitely a better option than some other pre-made crusts I’ve seen out there. I have another coupon, so maybe I’ll have a different opinion the second time around. These are my thoughts for now. 🙂

As for the Smart Chick’n Strips: (I also paid for this product) All I can say is that the strips soaked in the BBQ sauce, and had the exact same consistency of chicken (even Jeff thought so). I can’t speak for them on their own, but for a pizza topping? They get an A+

I still have some left, so we’ll see how that goes.

Well, I’m off to have dinner with Cynthia.

I’ll leave you with this picture of the back of my head:

Rebecca

For no reason whatsoever.

AND, with this picture of me packing my belongings so I can move into Uncommon Grounds:

Rebecca

You thought I was kidding.

[P.S. I’m wearing the Counting Crows shirt that Mae bought me at the show a few weeks ago]

The. End.

Quick: Favorite pizza topping!

Quick again: Favorite meat recipe that you’ve made vegetarian!?

Have an AWESOME Friday! <3

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9 comments

  1. That bagel sandwich really does look ridiculously yummy. My favorite pizza toppings are artichokes, mushrooms and bell peppers…and basil and jalapenos. 🙂 I love to make veggie chili and veggie bean burgers.

  2. Mmmm, I love when bagels get all bubbly when you toast them.

    Favorite pizza topping? I really like straight up super thin NY pizza with mozzarella and basil. Simplicity can be a good thing.

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