Take Your Chips and Dip to a Whole New Level With This Hummus Hack
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Take Your Chips and Dip to a Whole New Level With This Hummus Hack

Pizza is pretty much my favorite food on the planet — what could be better than hot, gooey cheese, rich tomato sauce and heaps of veggies?! So whenever I’m looking to liven up a different recipe, my mind always turns to pizza. This pizza-topped hummus recipe is the perfect example — just whip up a simple batch of homemade hummus and top it with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. It’s still a fairly healthy snack, but it feels super indulgent, and it’s even more delicious than usual. Just grab some chips and get dipping!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained (approximately 1 1/4 cups when drained)
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese
  • your choice of pizza toppings, e.g. sliced mushrooms, black olives, fresh basil

Instructions:

1. Add the drained chickpeas and tahini to a food processor, along with a good pinch of salt and black pepper, and blitz for a few seconds until the mixture forms a coarse paste. Add 2-3 Tablespoons water, and blitz again. The mixture should become smooth. Adjust the consistency with a dash more water if necessary.

2. Transfer the hummus to an oven-proof dish, and spread it out into an even layer.

3. Spread some pizza sauce over the hummus, and top with grated mozzarella and your choice of pizza toppings. I added sliced mushrooms and black olives (fresh basil is best added after baking).

4. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20 minutes, or until the cheese is cooked to your liking.

5. Serve with fresh basil and pita chips for dipping.

Add the drained chickpeas and tahini to a food processor, along with a good pinch of salt and black pepper, and blitz for a few seconds until the mixture forms a coarse paste. Add 2-3 tablespoons water, and blitz again. The mixture should become smooth. Adjust the consistency with a dash more water if necessary.

If I was serving the hummus on its own, I’d probably add some extra flavor, such as a clove of garlic or a squeeze of lemon — but if you’re topping it with sauce, cheese and toppings anyway, it’s fine to keep the hummus recipe nice and simple.

Transfer the hummus to an oven-proof dish, and spread it out into an even layer.

Spread some pizza sauce over the hummus, and top with grated mozzarella and your choice of pizza toppings. I added sliced mushrooms and black olives (fresh basil is best added after baking).

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20 minutes, or until the cheese is cooked to your liking.

Serve with fresh basil and pita chips for dipping.

This recipe really does give you the best of both worlds — the hummus and veggies are nice and healthy, but the gooey mozzarella makes it feel like you’re having a real treat.

I used my favorite pizza toppings on my pizza-topped hummus — sliced button mushrooms, black olives and fresh basil. But you can add whatever toppings you like! Peppers, fresh tomatoes and dare I say… even pineapple chunks?!

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