Lemon Herb Hummus Pizza

Hummus is not a common sauce for pizza but it is a good risk to experiment on since it is high in nutrition and filled with heart healthy unsaturated fat. Keepin it kind gives us a recipe which we could safely try. 

LEMON HUMMUS
Ingredients:

1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
5 T fresh lemon juice (about 2-3 lemons)
½ T lemon zest
1 T tahini
1 T olive oil
1/3 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
2 T fresh thyme (or 2 tsp dried)
1 T fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine the first five ingredients and blend until smooth.  Add the herbs and pulse until combined.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Chill until ready to use- will keep for about 3-4 days.

LEMON HERB HUMMUS PIZZA
Ingredients:

1/3 recipe of pizza dough (or pizza dough recipe of your choice)
1 batch of Lemon Herb Hummus (you will have a bit leftover)
½ lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed
1 yellow zucchini/squash, very thinly sliced (I used a mandoline)
½ orange bell pepper (or red or yellow), very thinly sliced (I used a mandoline)
olive oil spray
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Prepare your pizza dough, according to these directions, or use your own preferred method. Prepare your pizza pan or peel, and place rolled out dough on the peel/pan.  For this time, I prepared individual pizzas, but this recipe will make a single pizza, if that’s what you prefer.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the green beans and squash slices.  Lightly spray with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.  Toss them to fully coat with the olive oil and spread out evenly.
  3. Bake the vegetables for 8-10 minutes, then remove from the oven.  Add the bell pepper slices and toss to combine and spread out evenly again, making sure the squash slices are flipped so that they cook evenly.  Return to the oven for 5 more minutes.  Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Increase the heat in the oven to 475.
  5. Spread the hummus out in a thick layer on your prepared crust(s).  Top with the roasted veggies.  Place the pizza(s) in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, until the crust is lightly crisp and golden.  Remove from the oven and serve immediately.  Enjoy!
Posted by Diane Araga, on July 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM