Pizza is a flavor we can all agree on, am I right? The sauce, cheese, and herbs are a classic taste that almost everyone loves. When you eat plant-based and dairy-free, pizza can be a little tricky to order (though very easy to make at home!) but still possible. I've ordered my fair share of cheese-less pizzas over the past few years and could easily say that some have been awesome and some have been pretty awful.
But this post isn't about pizza. Well, not really. It's about hummus. Pizza Hummus to be exact. And I have a feeling this is something that you will be loving so much that you'll be whipping up a batch to bring to your next gathering.
Hummus is one of those wonderful, tasty foods that is great for you and also easy to eat the entire container of (please tell me that I am not the only one??) Garbanzo beans are full of protein and fiber, making this a snack that will help to fuel your day with energy. Adding some olive oil when making hummus gives you a healthy fat that will help you to feel full for longer, eliminating the need for that candy bar at 3pm.
This hummus is creamy, hearty, and full of pizza flavors. It's been a huge hit with all of my recipe testers and I found myself licking the bowl. I'll be surprised if you don't find yourself doing the same in a few minutes ;)
So go whip up a batch of pizza hummus and pack some for lunch. Pair it with some cut veggies or some rice crackers. It is an awesome as a topping for veggie burgers or tossed with roasted vegetables. The possibilities are endless!
Makes about 2 cups
¼ c tahini
¼ c lemon juice
5 sun-dried tomatoes (rehydrated if not packed in oil)
⅓ c packed fresh basil
½ tsp salt
1 TBSP nutritional yeast (for the cheesy flavor)
½ clove garlic
¼ c olive oil
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2-3 TBSP water, or more, to thin
Add tahini and lemon juice to a food processor. Process together for a minute or so, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom of the food processor once or twice. Add sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salt, nutritional yeast, garlic, and olive oil. Pulse together until there are not huge chunks of tomato or basil. Add garbanzo beans and process 1-2 minutes until everything is combined. Add water (I usually use about 3 TBSP) and process to thin your hummus. You may find that you want to add more water, depending on the texture that you prefer. When texture is to your liking, place in your favorite container, cut up some veggies and enjoy! Makes a great mid-afternoon snack!