Hummus is a super food in that it’s so versatile that it can often be used as a healthier alternative to diary like eggs and cheese. The Complete Hummus Cookbook by Catherine Gill features over 200 delicious, vegan-friendly recipes for you to try including the one below which gives an Italian classic a hummus twist!
One of the best food discoveries for me was using hummus on pizza. You can spread it on as the sauce, as demonstrated in this recipe, or you can make a traditional pizza using tomato sauce and dollop hummus on top in place of vegan cheese. The possibilities really are endless with hummus.
Hummus Flatbread Pizza
20 ounces prepared pizza dough or prepared flatbread crust
¾ cup hummus, any flavor
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare your crust; if using dough, roll it out in a rectangular shape on a floured surface, as thin as you can without making any rips in the dough.
Transfer dough or pre-made flatbread crust (depending upon which you are using) onto a non-stick baking sheet. Top crust with hummus, spreading evenly, then top hummus with a layer of sliced tomatoes and sliced onions. Drizzle top of pizza with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake for 10–15 minutes or until crust is golden. Cooking time may vary if you are using a pre-made flatbread or pizza crust; refer to the package instructions on prepared crust, if using.
Tip: You can use any flavor hummus that you prefer in this recipe. I like original, garlic, roasted red pepper or any savory prepared hummus. You can use a hummus recipe that you have made from this book or any store-bought, prepared, premade hummus that you like!