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!
- 1 can chickpeas, drained (approximately 1 1/4 cups when drained)
- 1 Tablespoon tahini
- 3 Tablespoons water
- black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons pizza sauce
- 4 Tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese
- your choice of pizza toppings, e.g. sliced mushrooms, black olives, fresh basil
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?!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)