I cant write another word until I write this, read carefully… Baked Hummus is a Magical Thing!
If you’re still living in a world where you only eat your hummus cold, you are missing out on one of the most wonderful parts of life. Seize the day! Bake your hummus. Bake it now.
I am always inspired by my lovely friends on instagram, so when I saw Courtney’s (@projectsunny) beautiful pink beet hummus pizza, I was instantly reminded of Maya’s (@thedreamyleaf) instructions to cook with hummus. I remembered that I had pizza dough and fresh unopened mediteranean hummus in the fridge and there was nothing that could stop me from creating my very own Hummus Pizza. . . The rest is delicious pizza history. Let’s cook!
Whole Wheat Dough (Trader Joes)
1 cup mediteranean hummus
1/2 cup green/black olives
1 tomato sliced
1/2 purple onion sliced
LOTS OF ZA’ATAR
Olive Oil Spray
Dry Oregano, Crushed Red Pepper, Garlic Powder to season
Salt & Pepper
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Roll out your dough on the baking sheet. I like to split mine in half and make 2 thin crust pizzas. Because 2 is always better than 1, when we’re talking about pizza. Spray your baking sheet with olive oil and place your dough right onto it.
Evenly spread a nice thick layer of hummus right on your dough. Dont forget to leave room for a crust.
Add a generous sprinkle of za’atar right over the hummus.
Layer on your toppings. Think mediteranean, olives, tomatoes, onions, etc… You can also season here with dry oregano, crushed red pepper, and garlic powder. Salt & Pepper always.
Pop your pizza in the oven for 10 – 12 minutes depending on how crispy you like your pizza. I like it crispy.
While your pizza is baking, make a simple salad to go right on top. If you’ve never had pizza on your salad, I dont know what you’ve been doing. It’s the best! Perfect little freshness to top off your warm and crispy pizza. Trust me dont skip. I mixed, romaine lettuce, arugula, & mint. Drizzled some olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, salt & pepper. Perfection.
Top your pizza with your salad. Slice. Devour!
Enjoy it veganly much!
P.S. If you’d like to see the gorgeous beet hummus pizza I was talking about, head over to Project Sunny blog for the recipe.