Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pizza Hummus

I love playing with my food.  And I love coming up with or trying new versions of Hummus.

I know I can buy hummus and the Sabra brand is good, but there is just something about making it myself that, well, gee, makes me get out the food processor and go to town.

I'm a member of the Secret Recipe Club and a year or two ago I had The Bitchin' Kitchen as an assignment.  Ellie made the big leap and got her own blog, The Hobo Kitchen and transferred her recipes over to that.    I made some Johnny Cake for my post that month for the Secret Recipe Club, but I'd also bookmarked a few more recipes I wanted to try.    One of which was this Pizza Hummus.
Pizza Hummus

So, since I've been craving Hummus, again, I decided to make me some.   And even better, I had all the ingredients in house.

I love it when that happens.

I do 'peel' my chickpeas, cause I like the texture better in my hummus, but feel free to leave them on there.  And I used fresh oregano for this, cause I could.

Recipe:  Pizza Hummus

2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup tomato paste  (I always have a tube in the fridge)
1 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped fine
1 tsp. dried basil
2 large cloves garlic, chopped,
1 15 oz. can Chickpeas, drained, reserving 1/2 cup of liquid
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 -1 tsp. salt (optional I didn't use any)

1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, crushed a little more.

Heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium-high heat.   Add the tomato paste, oregano, basil and one garlic clove and saute for about a minute or so. 
Some ingredients for Pizza Hummus
Remove from heat.
Place the (peeled) chickpeas, the other garlic, tahini, and lemon juice into the food processor.
Chick Peas and Tahini
Process until smooth, adding the reserved chickpea liquid if needed. (forget to add the other garlic clove, but it tasted just fine)
Ellie also added salt and cayenne pepper but I choose not to do so. I used some Red Pepper flakes and added them to the pan)
Serve with Pita if you have it, or do like me, just crisp up some Naan, and eat it together.
Pizza Hummus with Naan

I had to keep taking pictures, it looked so pretty, especially with the fresh oregano on it.
And I ate it all gone...
Pizza Hummus with Naan
It was so good.  I'm so going to make this again, and next time, I'll even share it.
I wonder how it would taste with some breadsticks?
Or pita or on some veggies, or...

Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Pizza hummus? I love the sound of this!

  2. It was so good,and I will make this again. Maybe even this coming weekend, it's orange in color and umm, it is Halloween.


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