I’m going to be honest with you: It tastes like a healthy pizza, but as someone who loves the garbanzo bean on its own, I was floored by how un-garbanzo beany it tasted. It's not the doughy, greasy, decadent kind of pizza you order at 2 a.m. on a Saturday, but the light, clean, satisfying kind I didn’t know existed until now. The crust was thin and crispy, while the center was soft and doughy. Like an unleavened flatbread, it was slightly sweet and flakey on the edges but not as thin or dry all the way through. If matzah and naan had a baby, this would be it. And the best part? I actually felt good after (shocker, food that fuels). Full but not bloated, satisfied but not guilty. I can’t say the crust was the star of the show, more of a vehicle to carry the toppings, but if you’re looking for a healthier way to enjoy your weekly pizza night(s) this is it, folks.
If we’ve piqued your interest taste buds, Banza pizza is available now at Target, Whole Foods Market, Wegmans and Heinen’s. If you’re more of a couch shopper, you can also find it online at Amazon and EatBanza.com. Because whoever said pizza night can only be once a week never met everyone's soon-to-be favorite legume.