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Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

This Mediterranean hummus pizza is piled with fresh and vibrant veggies, making it a delicious way to incorporate lots of nutrients in an easy and healthy meal! It makes for a beautiful appetizer or a light, plant-forward dinner!
mediterranean hummus pizza with vegetable toppings

This is a variation of our hummus pizza base recipe. This Mediterranean hummus pizza is piled with fresh and vibrant veggies, making it a delicious way to incorporate lots of nutrients in an easy and healthy meal! It makes for a beautiful appetizer or a light, plant-forward dinner!

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Culinary Tips for the Best Hummus Pizza

Try making homemade pizza dough. If you don’t have the time or desire to make your own, see if you can buy raw dough from your favorite pizza shop or a local grocery store. Look for a true dough ball – not the kind in a tube.

Stretch your pizza dough on a piece of parchment paper for easy transfer to the oven and quick clean-up. You can also use cornmeal underneath the dough to help it not stick to the pan or stone. Use a generous amount of cornmeal if using this method.

Because the dough doesn’t have any toppings while baking, prick holes in the crust to keep it from puffing up in the oven. Don’t skip this step!

Brushing olive oil over the crust before cooking keeps the dough from drying out too much in the oven. Use a pastry brush for even distribution.

Use our homemade hummus to take your flatbread to another level! 

A pizza stone is truly the best way to go make a crispy pizza crust. If you are a pizza lover and enjoy making your own, it is definitely worth the investment!

This is a great recipe for kids to help make! Let them help spread the hummus and add their own toppings. Make two, mini 6” hummus pizzas by dividing the dough in half. Make hummus pizza night a family cooking night!

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Pizza Dough: substitute a cauliflower crust, gluten-free crust, or pre-made pizza crust. You can also substitute flatbread to make a hummus pizza on pita or hummus naan pizza – any flatbread will work! If using pre-cooked crust or flatbread, follow manufacturer heating instructions.
  • Hummus: use any flavor of homemade or store-bought hummus.
  • Cucumber: use regular or English. Leave the peel on for optimal nutrition, but note that some regular cucumber peels have a hard or bitter peel. Taste before adding – especially if you have picky eaters!
  • Red Bell Pepper: substitute yellow or orange. You can also use green, but note that it has a stronger and less sweet flavor.
  • Avocado: substitute dollops of guacamole.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: substitute diced tomato.
  • Kalamata Olives: substitute sliced black or green olives.
  • Feta Cheese: substitute cotija cheese, goat cheese, or any other crumbly variety.
  • Italian Parsley: substitute curly parsley, cilantro, basil, chives, or oregano, but note that the flavor will be different.

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza Variations

There are many ways to change up this recipe. Swap out the hummus for your favorite flavor, and top with any vegetables that sound good to you. Sprinkle toasted pine nuts on top, or add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil – the options are endless!

Make your Mediterranean hummus pizza vegan by leaving off the feta cheese.

Want some hummus pizza inspiration?

Use our base recipe as a guide, or try out some of our other hummus pizza variations!

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Health Benefits of Mediterranean Pizza

This Mediterranean hummus pizza is a lighter version of regular pizza because it is free from greasy (although delicious) cheese. Hummus is a nutrient powerhouse made with garbanzo beans, tahini, and extra virgin olive oil. Topping the hummus with other vegetables makes it even more healthy! 

Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans

Beans of all varieties are a great source of plant-based protein and an important part of a plant-forward diet. They are also high in complex carbohydrates and fiber. These nutrients are all important for steady energy, satiety, blood flow, disease prevention, and digestion.

Tahini

Tahini is made from blended sesame seeds. Sesame seeds contain mono- and poly-unsaturated fats that may support heart health. Sesame seeds also contain fiber, phytonutrients, and plant-based protein – important nutrients for digestion, satiety, stable blood sugar, and anti-carcinogenesis.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean Diet. It contains high amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols which may reduce inflammation. Additionally, certain nutrients require fat for absorption; using extra virgin olive oil in homemade hummus can help you get the most nutritional bang for your buck!

Vegetables

All vegetables provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and disease fighting phytonutrients. Aim to eat a variety of colors – each color provides a different benefit for our bodies. This Mediterranean hummus pizza is full of different colors!

A Note on Pizza Dough

We make our own homemade Italian pizza dough with 00 wheat flour. Not sure what to think about gluten? Learn all about it in this article!

Learn more about health benefits of different foods in our book, To Your Taste!

Serving Suggestions

Start your meal with a large side salad, and then serve a side of roasted vegetables with the pizza for a beautiful Whole Life Plate. It also makes a great appetizer!

How to Store Leftovers

This recipe is best eaten the day it is cooked to get a warm crust and cold toppings. Leftovers can be placed in the refrigerator in an airtight container, but the crust will begin to get soggy over time, so it’s best not to store it for too long. Store for up to 1 week.

Rather than warming leftovers, we recommend eating them cold!

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mediterranean hummus pizza with vegetable toppings

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

This is a variation of our hummus pizza base recipe. This Mediterranean hummus pizza is piled with fresh and vibrant veggies, making it a delicious way to incorporate lots of nutrients in an easy and healthy meal! It makes for a beautiful appetizer or a light, plant-forward dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1 12″ Pizza

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough round (8-10 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper or regular hummus
  • 2 Tablespoons diced cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons diced red bell pepper
  • ½ small avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped Italian parsley

Instructions
 

Pizza Stone Instructions

  • Place pizza stone on bottom rack of oven.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Heat one hour before cooking for the crispiest crust.
  • Stretch pizza dough into a 12” circle on a piece of parchment paper. Prick the stretched dough in about 5 different places with a fork to keep it from bubbling. Brush with oil.
  • Using a pizza peel, slide pizza crust with parchment paper onto stone. If you don’t have a pizza peel, a baking sheet without a rim or an upside down one will work. Cook for 6-7 minutes the crust begins to turn golden brown.
  • Remove crust from oven. Spread hummus onto the center of the crust. Sprinkle remaining ingredients on top. Enjoy!

If you don't have a pizza stone:

  • Preheat oven to 500ºF.
  • Stretch pizza dough into a 12” circle on a piece of parchment paper.* Prick the stretched dough in about 5 different places with a fork to keep it from bubbling. Brush with oil.
  • Place pizza crust and parchment paper onto your pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until crust begins to turn golden brown.
  • Remove crust from oven. Spread hummus onto the center of the crust. Sprinkle remaining ingredients on top. Enjoy!

Notes

*Stretch pizza to just smaller than the size of your baking sheet. If using a rectangular baking sheet, either stretch dough into a rectangle, or create 2 smaller rounds.
 
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