I have a real treat for your today if you like hummus, bean dips, and pizza.
A hummus recipe that is–well, pizza hummus. Or pizza dip. Or just a great tangy, spicy hummus recipe.
Or just plain yum.
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!
Pizza Hummus (Pizza Dip) – dairy and sesame free
Makes approximately 4 1/2 cups
3 cups garbanzo beans (Read How to De-Gas Beans)
1 1/4 cups water (filtered water please)
3 3/4 tsp basil
1 1/2 tsp salt (I recommend Real Salt)
3/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic (See The Easiest Way to Peel Garlic)
3 tsp crushed red peppers, or to taste
1 1/2 tsp oregano
3/4 cup tomato paste
1. Put all ingredients in a food processor, or high-powered blender (like Vitamix or Blendtec)
2. Blend until smooth, to your liking.
3. Serve at room temp, or chilled. Store in fridge.
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.
“>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?