It’s no secret that I love hummus. I’ve made quite a few different versions on this blog. So I was really excited when I was given the chance to sample some hummus through the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program. I was allowed to choose any hummus my little hummus-loving heart desired. But, I’ve actually tried them all before. And I’ve loved them all (some more than others, obviously). I decided instead to incorporate the classic hummus into a meal. A coworker gave me an awesome idea: hummus pizza. Brilliant!
- Pizza dough (I used Trader Joes)
- Classic Hummus
- 1 zucchini
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 package of sliced baby bella mushrooms
- 1 small onion, chopped (I used red because that’s what I had)
- Roasted red peppers, chopped
- Marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
- 1 goat cheese log
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Begin be preparing your dough. I decided to make four individual pizzas, so I quartered the dough and rolled out four small pizzas. Feel free to keep it as one large pie. (I wanted to bring one into work the next day, hence my individual sized pizza). Shape the dough into circles, flattening the dough. Add to a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Chop the zucchini, onion and squash. (Note: after cooking this, I ended up chopping all my vegetables smaller, so I’d suggest just doing it now instead).
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the zucchini, onion, squash and mushrooms. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 3 minutes or until the vegetables are softened and are cooked through.
Chop your remaining ingredients.
Add two tablespoons hummus to each individual pizza (or 8 tablespoons to a large pizza).
Top with the vegetables, to taste. Add some crumbled goat cheese. The best part of making pizza is you can customize it. Huge fan of mushrooms? Add more of those. Hate artichokes? Skip them.
Cook for 15-18 minutes or until the edge of the crust begins to crisp (it may take a bit longer for the large pizza).
For a relatively healthy meal, this was fantastic! The hummus was a wonderful base to the vegetables and I loved the crunch of the dough. You could also probably make a quicker version of this on pita bread if you were in a time crunch.
I’m excited to have this for lunch tomorrow, but I think I might try to cold which I think will taste amazing as well!
If you want to make this vegan, just omit the goat cheese.
What a smart idea! I love the hummus, and add some goat cheese? Sounds like a heavenly pizza creation. 🙂
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
I love how colorful this pizza is! And you can never go wrong with hummus and goat cheese!
What a GREAT idea to use hummus! Delicious!
Medifast Coupons says
How smart is that! I love hummus and put on everything, but didn’t think of doing on my pizza, so trying that out, thanks for the idea.
Mollie @ justthefrostingplease says
I have never thought to make a hummus and veggie pizza! A combination of my favorite things. THANK YOU!
Balvinder ( Neetu) says
Never thought of using hummus on Pizza. Very Innovative.
Love the colors from all the veggies! I can totally see hummus making a good pizza “sauce.”
Ruth Reynoso-Sance says
Yummy! Today I was talking to my dentist about hummus LOL.! It’s a sign I have to try this!