Whole-Grain Hummus Pizza – Gluten-free + Vegan

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Whole-Grain Hummus Pizza - Gluten-free + Vegan

Whole-Grain Hummus Pizza - Gluten-free + Vegan

I feel like life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately, so I apologize for the lack of posts. Besides all of the work we have going on with the design studio, we have been so wrapped up in getting stuff done on the house to get it on the market (the realtor came by on Friday, we have just a few small things to do and then we are ready – YAY!) and we have had a ton of summertime social activities going on. Life has been insanely fun and exciting, but the last couple of days I am feeling it all catching up to me. My head is spinning and I am not sure which way is up some days. The biggest problem with how busy we have been is I just can’t seem to squeeze time in to cook. When I do, I am so focused on getting healthy and delicious food made and then having time to eat and enjoy it, that I am forgetting to slow down enough to share the recipes. I actually made this pizza almost a week ago, I had the time to take photos and everything and then I totally forgot to share it with you guys! I actually forgot completely about it, until I was going through my photos today. Ooops. You can see where my head is at these days. This week seems to be a bit calmer so I hope to have some other recipes to share with you.

This recipe is something I have made before and it is really quite simple and it is so delicious. You can really play around and use whatever toppings you love, these are just some of my favorite toppings and what I easily had available. I had made up a quick batch of roasted red pepper hummus the other day using my chipotle hummus recipe (I substituted 1 large roasted red pepper for the chipotles), so that is what I used on this pizza. Feel free to use store bought hummus, that works just as well and I have done it plenty of times. I love how creamy the hummus is, it is the perfect base to whatever your favorite toppings are. I honestly don’t miss the cheese one bit when I eat one of these pizzas.  This pizza is also great with a variety of toppings like roasted eggplant, zucchini, fresh tomatoes, broccoli, red onions, asparagus, mushrooms, arugula and so on and on and on. I have made this so many different ways. So have fun with this recipe and your toppings!

Whole-Grain Hummus Pizza - Gluten-free + Vegan

As far as the crust goes, if you don’t want to make your own crust, you can simple use whatever pre-made gluten-free crust or dough that you like. I really enjoy this whole-grain crust from Gluten-Free Girl because I can easily tweak it based on what flours and starches I have on hand and I love that it is vegan and gluten-free and most importantly VERY simple. I really enjoy using flours like millet and buckwheat in this crust, because besides their beautiful flavor, I really love how they give the crust a beautiful rustic, brown color and it browns very nicely and the crust has a lovely chewy texture that is just absolute perfection. Make sure to check out this post on Gluten-free Girl and the Chef on how to create your own multi-grain all purpose flour blend using whatever your favorite flours and starches are. I know I have shared it on here before, but it is a wonderful guide with a very simple ratio. I usually mix up 1000 grams at a time, 700 grams of a variety of different flours plus 300 grams of a starch or two.

Whole-Grain Hummus Pizza - Gluten-free + Vegan


*Note the quantity of ingredients below is for just 1 small 8-inch (or similar sized) pizza, double the ingredients if you plan to make one large 16-inch pizza or two small pizzas.

1 small (approx 8-inch) gluten-free and vegan whole-grain pizza crust (see the recipe for the whole-grain crust that I used, below)
1/2 cup roasted red pepper hummus (or whatever your favorite hummus flavor is)
1/2 cup black olives, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/4 of fresh basil, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, very finely minced
1/4 cup hot pepper spread or your favorite pickled hot pepper, such as banana peppers, peppadew, jalapeños, etc – roughly chopped
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350º. Spread your pre-baked crust with with the hummus, top with sun dried tomatoes, hot peppers, fresh basil, olives and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil over top of everything. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the toppings are warmed and the edges of the crust are lightly browned and crisp.

 


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1 Shirley @ gfe June 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Looks totally delicious, Beth! As inventive as I’ve gotten with hummus, I haven’t made a hummus pizza yet. ;-)

Shirley

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2 tastyyummies June 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Thanks so much Shirley. I am so obsessed with hummus, I could eat it every day! So good. OK now go make yourself a hummus pizza :)

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3 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 6, 2012 at 1:00 am

wow that looks SO incredible!! thanks for sharing! and gorgeous photos too!

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4 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free June 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

This is so brilliant! LOVE LOve love . need to try dairy-free pizza with hummus

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5 Cara June 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

So are you guys officially moving to California?? Eeeeeee. I will make you pizza to celebrate (your recipe, but of course). ha

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6 tastyyummies June 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Yup! Is absolutely definite. It will likely be in the fall at the earliest, but we are hoping to have our house on the market this month! We can’t wait! And yay for west coast gluten-free, vegan pizza parties. Yay!!!

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7 Rogene June 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I’m always looking for new pizza ideas. This looks really good!

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8 Jess August 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

LOVE this idea, hummus on pizza! I just did a post on vegan pizza, so this is timely. I haven’t tried it before, but I certainly will this Friday, our usual pizza night. : ) Thanks for the fabulous idea!

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