Healthy Hummus Flatbread Pizza (Vegan & GF)

April 5, 2021
Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me, but I’m a firm believer that every moment is an occasion for pizza. Birthdays, Saturdays, graduations, and nights-in -- all are made better with a warm slice of pizza, crunchy crust and all.

Every once in a while, however, I want a pizza that makes me feel good after, packed with veggies and healthy protein rather than the traditional gooey mess with grease that stains your fingertips. To solve that problem, I combined my favorite dip with my favorite dish to create one of my new favorite guilt-free pleasures: healthy hummus flatbread pizza.

Beyond bursting with a bright hummus made of roasted garlic and lemon juice, this healthy pizza also uses a delicious flatbread base, adapted from the original flatbread recipe of food blogger Lois at Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Change the toppings, the hummus, or the flatbread to your liking, and customize to find the dreamiest, tastiest hummus pizza that will make you never want to go back to tomato sauce again.
hummus flatbread pizza

Healthy Hummus Flatbread Pizza (Vegan & GF)

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 3 servings
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  • For the Flatbread
  • 2 cups cassava flour
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • For the Hummus
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 bulb roasted garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Toppings
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 can artichokes
  • 2 red peppers
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bulb roasted garlic
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Directions

1. Roast the garlic. Preheat the oven or a toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grab two bulbs of garlic and cut the tops off to reveal the flesh of the garlic (Note: you do not have to peel the garlic prior to cooking). 

2. Place garlic in aluminum foil and drizzle enough oil over the garlic so the tops are shiny and oily. Close up the garlic bulbs in a tight ball of foil and stick in the oven. Set timer for 45 minutes.

3. Prepare your flatbread dough. Measure 2 cups of cassava flour (or other gluten-free alternative) and add 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tsp salt. 

4. Next, mix in 2 tsp vegetable oil and stir until the flour begins to get sticky. Start adding the water until dough begins to form a ball. Set aside.

5. Prepare roasted garlic hummus. Once the roasted garlic is finished, remove from oven and peel. Set one bulb aside for toppings. 

6. Drain and rinse 1 can of chickpeas and place in a food processor, along with 1 bulb of roasted garlic, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp cumin, ¼ tsp paprika, and ¼ tsp garlic powder. Pulse until mixture forms a smooth, slightly grainy texture.

7. Heat up frying pan with oil, and divide the dough into four, even round disks. 

8. Place dough in the frying pan, cooking on medium heat for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

9. While the flatbread is cooking, prepare toppings for your hummus flatbread pizza.

10. Fry up one white onion by slicing into slivers and cooking in olive oil on medium-low heat until soft and tender. 

11. Chop up cherry tomatoes, red peppers, and a can of artichokes and set aside.

12. Assemble pizza. Spread hummus on top of flatbread and sprinkle cherry tomatoes, red pepper, roasted garlic, onions, and artichoke to taste. You can also use other toppings depending on your personal taste and preferences.

Plate and enjoy!

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Dana Drosdick
Dana is a marketer living in Saratoga Springs, NY with a passion for all things related to stewardship, faith, wellness, and personal enrichment. Her work has been featured in various Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, The Odyssey Online, and The Banner Magazine. Follow her at @danadrosdick on Instagram for foodie trends, her latest book recommendations, and far too many photos of clementines.

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