Is hummus just a dip? Is it merely the perfect accompaniment to your carrot sticks and pita wedges? If so, then I’ve got news for you! Hummus is more the dip and it’s got me feeling all happy inside. So happy, that I made pizza – Mediterranean Pizza!
You heard me, hummus is so much more than just a dip. Don’t believe me? I figured as much. I’m out to convince you that hummus might just be the staple food you NEED to have in your fridge. What else can you do with it? So glad you asked!
Sara’s top 5 ways non-traditional ways to use hummus:
That’s right, turn it into a marinade! Add a little oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. A perfect fit for chicken or veggies!
Choose your fav flavor, thin with a little oil, water and/or citrus juice and you’ve got instant salad dressing! #gamechanger!
Next time you make those baked chicken sticks, swap the milk/egg for a thin layer of hummus! Roll in your crunchy topping and bake.
Kind of like the coating, swipe some hummus on top of chicken or fish before baking. A delish and easy way to flavor food and keep it moist.
Oh yeah! Sauce! Use it in place of some of your favorite sauces and see what happens! Like this pizza – I swap marinara for hummus and it’s pretty darn tasty!
My Mediterranean Pizza
Yes, hummus still makes a great dip, but don’t underestimate what it can do! Try my top 5 ideas – Go out and get yourself some hummus and get in the kitchen. And if you’re up for it (I know you are) make this really fun and easy Mediterranean Pizza!Print
Looking for a fun, new way to enjoy pizza? Try this Mediterranean Pizza which starts with a layer of hummus and gets topped with tons of fresh veggies, feta cheese and olives!
- 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough
- 1/4 cup plain hummus
- 1 1/2 cups spiralized zucchini and/or yellow squash
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
- 10 kalamata olives, chopped
- 3 sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 425’F and move a rack to the bottom of the oven. If you have a pizza stone, place it on the rack.
- While oven is preheating, prepare the pizza. Place a large sheet of parchment paper on an un-rimmed baking sheet and dust lightly with cornmeal. Shape dough into a 12-inch circle (I use my hands for this, but you could also roll it out.) and place on the parchment paper.
- Spread the hummus over the pizza dough then top with the spiralized squash, red onions, olives, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top and dust with Italian seasoning.
- Transfer pizza to the oven using the baking sheet. Carefully slide the pizza and parchment from the baking sheet onto the baking stone. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
- Remove from oven using the same baking sheet or a large cutting board. Slice and serve.
Brush crust with a little olive oil before baking.
This sounds so delish! And I love the other ideas. I always look forward to your posts. Have a great Friday. Blessings!
You are so sweet! Glad you like what I’m doing! Blessings to you too! 🙂
I tried this (pizza with hummus as sauce intsead of tomato sauce) at Whole Foods last month – SO good!!
Right? I can’t believe I’m just now doing it. It really is so good!
This is such an awesome idea to swap hummus for tomato sauce! In my house I’d have to call it flatbread because my boys are so stuck on pizza having red sauce, but that is a small price to pay for deliciousness! 🙂
Ha! Kids are so funny, right? Flatbread it is! 🙂
After seeing this pizza I am convinced! And now I am thinking about so many other possibilities! Thank you for the inspiration.
Yahoo! Glad I could convince you and looking forward to what you create! 🙂
Great ideas and healthy inspiration!
Great ideas how to use hummus. I love using it as a coating for chicken.
I love how you use hummus in this! Great idea!