Pizza Dip (Pizza Hummus) – dairy and sesame free

This Pizza Dip (or Pizza Hummus) is Dairy-Free and Sesame-Free too. And super yummy. A great treat for those on a special diet (and even for those who aren't!)

I have a real treat for your today if you like hummus, bean dip, and pizza and if you’re looking for a healthy snack to add to your family’s repertoire.

A hummus recipe that is–well, pizza hummus.  Or pizza dip.  Or just a great tangy, spicy hummus recipe.

Or just plain yum.

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My family loves hummus.

You wouldn’t know it by our grocery store receipts, however.

Honestly, I don’t know that we have ever bought full-priced hummus (and even on sale, I will say we’ve likely only bought it about 2-3 times.)

When you’ve got a great recipe for homemade hummus, and a great food processor–who needs to :-).

Truly, one of my husband’s favorite recipes that I make is our Savory Hummus.

You likely won’t believe how much of this I make at one time.

I literally get 10 cups (that’s 3 pounds, plus) of garbanzo beans, soak them overnight, cook them (make sure you read my post on How to De-Gas Beans), and then make one gigantic batch of homemade hummus.


And it doesn’t last long.

Recently, I saw Katie’s recipe for Melty Pizza Hummus and thought I should give it a try.

My oldest has a life-threatening allergy to dairy and so he’s never had store-bought pizza.

And making pizza can be a little bit of a daunting task for this busy mom.

But a dairy-free pizza dip?  That I could possibly pull off.

I changed the recipe quite a bit, and we LOVE the final result.

In fact, I’ve made it twice in one week.

And it’s disappearing fast again.

In fact, it is sooo good that my oldest son said that I don’t even need to make his requested pizza for his birthday– I could just make this instead.  (He was sort of joking, of course :-).)

Grab yourself some garbanzo beans and try this dip out.

One thing that is special about this hummus and my Savory Hummus is that they are tahini and sesame-free.  You could use tahini in place of the oil in either recipe, but I think that hummus without the tahini is refreshingly light.  (My son also is deathly allergic to sesame, which is why I started making hummus without it.)

I’d love to hear what you think about this dip!

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1.   Nutritional yeast adds a super punch of protein and B-vitamins, if you get the supplemented brand.

2.  My family thinks this amount of crushed red pepper is a little too much, but for some reason, I’ve taken a liking to spicy food recently and I think it’s great as is.  And still, my sons have literally gobbled this up–spicy or not.

3.  Nutritional Yeast does not feed candida.  And if you are up on the controversy about free glutamates and excitotoxins, I have done some research into that and I decided that I am just fine including nutritional yeast in our diet.  I hope to share more about this in the near future.

4.  I didn’t try this, but I think you could make this with any bean, but white ones, like navy, would adapt the best.

5.  If you like, you could add a regular dairy cheese and I think it would taste great, but I didn’t try it.

This hummus is great as a dip, on top of rice, or inside a wrap.

You could try my Buckwheat Wraps or serve with my Focaccia Flax Bread.

“>Or…by the spoonful!

I personally enjoy a little hummus alongside an egg with veggies on the side.

Anyway, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

Might sound silly, but I think my husband would be thrilled to have hummus for dinner.  He’s pretty easy to please.

But he did ask for me to make my Almost Reese’s Candy as a treat.  Hopefully I can pull that off :-).

If you are still looking for Valentine’s Treats to make, don’t miss my Healthy Valentine’s Day Round Up.

What do you like to eat with hummus or bean dip?

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  1. Yum! I like hummus without tahini better as well. I am not a tahini fan really at all.

  2. I’ll have to try this with white beans – do not like garbanzos at all. I like it with celery, carrots,and cucumbers :)

  3. This is going on my to-make-asap list. My son and I have decided to go grain-free, and I am desparate for some recipes he will like. He loves pizza and I already make a bean dip he loves, so how can this not work. Also, I have a 50 pound bag of garbanzos that are wasting away in my basement that I bought when I wanted to make my own gluten-free baking mix (grinding garbanzos didn’t work as well as I had hoped). Thank you!

  4. We enjoy hummus in my family as well, yet I am allergic to yeast. Is there a possible substitute for the nutritional yeast? Thank you!

    • Are you sure that this yeast would be an issue? Of course, check w/ your doctor, but nutritional yeast is different than yeast used in baking. Otherwise, I would sub in another cheese that you melt first, or a powdered dry cheese, like a parmesan. Hope you like it!

      • This looks delicious. I think it’d be a great post-workout snack, as it’s high in protein. If I wanted to add cheese, should I sub out the nutritional yeast? Or could I use both together? I personally have never cooked with nutritional yeast, so I hope you share more on this product!

  5. Oh it’s fantastic. How great to have something other than the usual hummus. I look forward to trying it out.

  6. this looks so very tasty! mmmm

  7. Wow, this sounds great! My son loves hummus and pizza and nutritional yeast, so I bet he’ll like this.

  8. This looks so good! I love dips and my husband loves pizza. I think we can make this work!

  9. Adrienne,
    This dip was proclaimed “ridiculously good”! We’ll definitely be making it again.

  10. I thought that I recently saw a post about your son’s allergies, but now I can’t find it! I was just surprised to read it because my 9 year old is allergic to peanuts and sesame seeds (and a slight issue with a couple of other nuts, so we just avoid nuts for her.) When she was 14 months old I encouraged her to try hummus with bell pepper strips- one of my own favorite snacks, and so healthy, right? She was resistant, so I didn’t push it, but a bit of hummus did get on her face and mouth. Imagine my terror when she started breaking out in hives and then it became confluent hives (her whole body was covered in a hive, basically!) We rushed to the ER and she got a steroid shot, and was OK after that. But even with allergy testing we didn’t identify her sesame allergy immediately… I thought it was chickpeas, for some reason, but it was not, so the allergist just told me “We’ll never know”. Going forward, my daughter was SO picky about bread in particular- she absolutely refused to eat “bread with seeds”. It wasn’t until I gave her a serving of noodles with sesame seeds mixed in and she had a violent reaction (hives and vomiting) after ingesting at most 2 sesame seeds that I finally realized what it was. Allergy testing then confirmed it. What is most amazing to me is how for about 4 years my daughter just *knew* what she should not eat— as many sesame seeds are slapped on breads, buns, etc she managed to never eat one! It wasn’t until a sesame seed was presented in a different way (and color, too, it was black not yellow) that she had a second exposure. I haven’t encountered many other kids with a sesame allergy, and my 9 year old finds it strangely comforting to know that she is not alone. :) We are going to retest in a couple of years and see where things stand, though I expect her allergies will still be present since they were fairly significant.

  11. I just made this and it is awesome! Really tastes like pizza, I can’t believe it! I have never made good plain hummus at home, so this gives me hope, and I’m going to try your other hummus recipes. Thanks!

  12. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) says:

    This is the second recipe I’ve seen based on Katie’s hummus this week! I’m starting to crave pizza, lol! Thanks for linking at H2W!

  13. Oh this sounds yummy! Please consider sharing your post with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

  14. This looks great, and I usually don’t like hummus, but I think I would like this. I’ll have to try it.

  15. this recipe looks fantastic! I was wondering if you used fresh or dried basil and oregano?

  16. This looks really great. Might even be a way to get the little people on board with hummus (how have I not managed that yet?!). Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. I would love to have you link up to The HomeAcre Hop this evening!

  18. wow that looks sooo yummy!

  19. YUM!!!!! I made a third of this recipe (because I haven’t been thrilled with other hummus I’ve tried in the past) and it is SO, so very good! I am dairy free right now and don’t have nutritional yeast, so I just didn’t put any “cheesy” flavors in and it is still yummy. I also didn’t have tomato paste, so I just cooked down some tomato sauce until it was pasty and that worked fine (no car today and didn’t want to wait until tonight!). So anyway, hope that helps others who had questions about the yeast or who don’t have tomato paste :)

  20. Tried it — LOVED it! I’m not a hummus lover, but this imaginative recipe tastes amazing. Thank you!

  21. Adrienne, this looks delicious! I LOVE hummus, but my kids not so much… and I have freshly soaked and pre-cooked white beans in the freezer that hubs has recently requested NOT to include in soup anymore (not a fan of the taste). I’ll be making this dip this week for lunches, with the white beans. Thanks for the idea!

  22. This is my favorite hummus now! Goodbye, Costco hummus! Thank you so much, Whole New Mom!

  23. If you are on a candida diet, can you have eat nutritional yeast, as this recipe calls for?

  24. This sounds really good – but I have to chuckle at the “3 3/4 tsp basil” as if rounding up to 4 would ruin the end result. Just strikes me funny. Can’t wait to try it.

    • It is a little funny – it’s b/c I make a LOT of hummus at one time and my large food processor holds twice the amt that I made the recipe for. 7.5 tsp is the amt we all agreed tasted the best, so I cut it in half :). I’m sure it wouldn’t make much of a difference though.

  25. AnneMarie says:

    Found your website a few days ago and I am trying one recipe after another (smiles). This one is FABULOUS! Although, I should have looked at the ‘yield’ before I made it because it is just me eating it. Even as much as I love it, I am not sure I can (or should lol) eat it all before it goes bad. How long does it keep in the fridge; and can you freeze it?

    • You can freeze it but might need to add more oil before serving. The texture will be a little different. I can’t say how long it lasts – that would depend on a lot of factors, but I haven’t had it go bad too quickly.

  26. I have a severe intolerance to olives. Do you think I can substitute the olive oil with avocado oil?

  27. This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it, we are definitely trying this for lunch this week. :)

  28. jessica says:

    Oops. I just used instant yeast instead. Will this rise now and not taste good?

  29. Rachel Page says:

    Oh that looks good and something that would be a childhood favorite.

  30. This was good!!

  31. Thanks for the recipe. Katie’s a good friend. I love homemade crackers and have a grain free one I am working on to share soon.

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