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Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Pita Pizza with Daiya Cheese

December 3rd, 2012 12:58 pm by Kelly


Say that five times fast!

Sam’s Club has the best hummus, y’all. Truthfully, I’d love to make the stuff myself, but my food processor just can’t get it as smooth and creamy as the store-bought stuff. Thankfully, Sabra hummus is delicious and vegan – and comes in giant, 25 ounce tubs! The only downside? Using it all up before the expiration date. (Or at least not too long after. It’s a guideline!)

Enter: hummus pizza! I’ve wanted to try a hummus pizza for what feels like forever, and some soon-to-expire Roasted Red Pepper Hummus provided the perfect opportunity. Since I didn’t want to commit to a “real” pizza, I started small with a person pita pizza. Pita and hummus, they go together like Dandies and vegan nutella!

The result is about as tasty as you’d expect (read: very), though methinks I might want to do some tinkering with the hummus. It dries out a bit during cooking – not to mention, the store-bought stuff is thick enough that it might be difficult to spread on dough – so a thinner hummus might work better here. If you’re making your own hummus special for the occasion, keep this in mind; otherwise, maybe try blending a tablespoon of water with a cup of hummus before spreading it on the pizza? Might work! I’ll try it and let you know, okay?

The recipe below includes the toppings I used, but feel free to swap them out for your own favorites!

 

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Pita Pizza with Daiya Cheese

Ingredients

1 piece of pita bread, freshly baked or frozen and defrosted
Roasted red pepper hummus (store bought or freshly made)
Mozzarella Daiya cheese (or your own favorite vegan cheese)
black olives, diced
sundried tomatoes, diced

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

2. As the oven’s preheating, place your (defrosted) pita bread onto a pizza stone (or lightly greased pan). To defrost a frozen piece of pita bread, just pop in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds.

3. Spread a generous amount of hummus on the pita bread, followed by the sundried tomatoes, cheese, and black olives.

4. Bake at 425 degrees F for ten to fifteen minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

5. Enjoy warm and crispy!

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