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Melty Pizza Hummus

It’s hummus.

hummus

But it tastes like pizza.

This initially started out as regular hummus. I’d never made my own hummus before, so I trusted a recipe from Vegnews. It was easy enough to make, but the finished product tasted quite bland.

In an effort to jazz up the flavor, I turned to Hunts (as I often do when a recipe needs a flavor boost).  And then, little by little, plain-jane hummus morphed into…

Super Pizza Hummus!

pizza hummus

With super powers.

Maybe it needs a theme song… Anyone want to work on that?

Healthy Pizza Dip

Melty Pizza Hummus

(gluten-free)

Found here: Healthy Recipes with Beans

  • 1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans (drained) (75g)
  • 2-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • heaping 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp basil-and-garlic tomato sauce (90g) (Or plain tomato sauce, and add a little extra basil and garlic) (I used Hunts.)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (For a fat-free dip, you can omit. But you’ll lose the richer the flavor.)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend very well, until there are no chunks left. (I used a Cuisinart.) Scoop into a serving dish, and serve with chips, raw veggies, or whatever else strikes your fancy. Or use as a spread for sandwiches or toasted bread. (If you like your hummus cold, chill in the fridge before serving.) Fridged in a closed container, this’ll keep at least a few days.

View Pizza Hummus Nutrition Facts

Pizza Hummus Dip

Do you like hummus?

Have you ever tried a flavored one? Oddly enough, the best hummus I’ve ever eaten was in Hong Kong. I was there for a varsity tennis tournament, and we stumbled upon this tiny Middle Eastern restaurant one night. Have you ever noticed some of the best food can be found in those hole-in-the-wall places?

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Published on January 30, 2012

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  1. Sue says

    I’m scared!!!! pizza flavored hummus? You are so brave Katie. I’m making this tonight. My husband is ordering pizza and his favorite pizza place puts anchovies in their sauce, so being vegan I don’t eat the sauce. Soooo, he’s gonna have his pizza and I’m gonna have my pizza flavored hummus with pita bread! So excited, I can’t wait. Couldn’t have found your recipe at a better time. Thanks a bunch!!! =)

  2. mars says

    this may be a silly question, but I’m a hummus novice…your recipe calls for cooked garbanzo beans – is that literally taking them from the can and cooking them first?

  3. Joshua says

    I am so going to try this. It will be another recipe where I can use my sun dried tomato infused olive oil… It will go perfectly with the recipe.

  4. Syfronia says

    Humble Hummus, local to Red Deer, Alberta, has a multitude of flavoured hummus. Each flavor is made fresh and tastes incredible. If ever given the opportunity, it’s a must try!

  5. Robin says

    Hi Katie! Before my question, I want to thank you on behalf of everyone who is following Doug Kaufmann’s anti fungal diet. Your recipes are life saving and life changing for those of us who have to make radical changes and can’t boil water! You truly have a gift and thank God you are willing to use it to help people to heal their bodies as well as those who just want to make healthy yummy food! Now my question…..The anti fungal diet is rather limited as to their food choices and especially for those of us who also happen to be sensitive to dairy. They are big on coconut and I knew you were so I got excited until I searched all over and I mean ALL over several cities to find canned coconut or cream without gums or preservatives to no avail. I was able to find Artisanas organic coconut butter though and got excited when their website said that you could make coconut milk from it. I have been dying to make whipped cream ice cream for so long and was originally so happy to find out that they could be made with coconut milk until I realized that there wasn’t a healthy can to be found:-( So I called Artisana and guess who they referred me to? You guessed it my friend! You must be famous! They said that if anybody knew or could make it work, it would be you! What a compliment, huh? So you can probably guess what I wanted to find out. Can I use the butter to make whipped cream, ice cream and other recipes calling for coconut milk? I am praying that there is a way, but I will now defer to you and will wait patiently for your reply. Your fan club president, Robin

  6. Sarah says

    Katie – LOVE this hummus!!!! I’ve been trying to eat gluten-free, dairy-free, but adore pizza 🙁 🙁 sob! This recipe is EXACTLY what I need to keep the “pizza level” in my blood high enough to avoid withdrawal… 🙂 Thank you so very much! (My family & I love just about everything we have made from your site, btw….)

  7. CookieMonster says

    Came out absolutely amazing! I made it with 2 cans of Navy Beans bc I just ran out of Garbanzos making your Cool Ranch Hummus (which is awesome, too). I used a good handful of fresh Gouda cheese, also added some Oregano and used Hunt’s tomato paste instead of tomato sauce. Garnished with fresh Basil on top and some olive oil. Heaven with tortilla chips.

  8. Ashley says

    So I really never post a comment to a recipe…but I just finished blending this and can’t get my 19month old out of the bowl! Our whole family goes through tubs of sabra and I lately started making it at home. This is now in our batch rotation! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

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