Taco Hummus Flatbread Pizza

This is a variation of our hummus pizza base recipe. In Texas, it’s not often that you go to a potluck and not find a Tex-Mex style seven layer dip. Since seven layer dip is such a crowd pleaser, we used it as inspiration for this taco hummus flatbread pizza! Try out this Tex Mex version and see if it makes you want to shout ¡olé!

Three Must-Know Cooking Skills

For recipe success, learn how to:

Make Pizza Dough
Stretch Pizza Dough
Chop Cilantro

Culinary Tips for the Best Hummus Pizza

Try your hand at 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!

Make our homemade taco hummus recipe 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.
  • Taco Hummus: substitute store-bought plain hummus and add 1 Tablespoon of taco seasoning.
  • Mexican Cheese Blend: substitute shredded monterey jack, mozzarella, or cheddar cheese. You can also use crumbled cotija or goat cheese.
  • Green Onions: substitute diced red onion. 
  • Cilantro: substitute Italian parsley or chives, but note the flavor will be different.

Taco Hummus Flatbread Variations

Leave off the cheese to make a vegan hummus flatbread pizza.

Make a spicy variation by adding pickled jalapeños; if you really like heat, use fresh ones. You can also drizzle on your favorite hot sauce.

Need some hummus pizza inspiration?

Use our base recipe as a guide to make it your own, or try out some of our other hummus pizza variations!

Hummus Pizza Base Recipe

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

Rainbow Veggie Pizza with Turmeric Hummus

Equipment Recommendations

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Health Benefits of Hummus Flatbread Pizza

This taco hummus flatbread pizza is a lighter version of regular pizza because it is mostly free from greasy (although delicious) cheese. It has just a little sprinkled on top for a touch of flavor. Hummus is a nutrient powerhouse made with garbanzo beans, tahini, and extra virgin olive oil. Topping the taco hummus with other vegetables makes it even healthier! 

Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans

Beans of all varieties are a great source of plant-based protein. They are also high in complex carbohydrates and fiber. These nutrients are all important for steady energy, satiety, blood flow, disease prevention, and digestion. (And in case you were wondering, chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same thing!)

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, and stable blood sugar. (1, 2

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! (3, 4

Vegetables

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

Serving Suggestions

To create a balanced meal, serve this taco hummus flatbread pizza with a side salad or roasted vegetables and fresh fruit. It also makes a great appetizer; bring it in place of a traditional seven layer dip with chips!

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, 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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Taco Hummus Flatbread Pizza
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

In Texas, it's not often that you go to a potluck and not find a Tex-Mex style seven layer dip. Since seven layer dip is such a crowd pleaser, we used it as inspiration for this taco hummus flatbread pizza!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican
Yield: 1 12″ pizza
Ingredients
  • 1 pizza dough round (~8-10 ounces), stretched to 12"
  • 1 cup taco hummus
  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ small avocado, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 1 Tablespoon sliced black olives
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Dollops of Greek yogurt or sour cream (optional)
Instructions
Pizza Stone Instructions
  1. Place pizza stone on bottom rack of oven.

  2. Preheat oven to 500°F. Heat one hour before cooking for the crispiest crust.

  3. Stretch pizza dough into a 12” circle on a piece of parchment paper. Brush with oil. Prick the stretched dough in ~10 places with a fork to keep it from bubbling.

  4. 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.

  5. Remove crust from oven. Spread hummus onto the center of the crust. Sprinkle with cheese, then add remaining ingredients. Dollop with Greek yogurt or sour cream if desired. Enjoy!

If you don't have a pizza stone:
  1. Preheat oven to 500ºF.

  2. Stretch pizza dough into a 12” circle on a piece of parchment paper.*  Brush with oil. Prick the stretched dough in ~10 places with a fork to keep it from bubbling.

  3. Place pizza crust and parchment paper onto your pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until crust begins to turn golden brown.

  4. Remove crust from oven. Spread hummus onto the center of the crust. Sprinkle with cheese, then add remaining ingredients. Dollop with Greek yogurt or sour cream if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe 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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