Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Homemade Hummus Pizza

The recipe for the pizza crust is from my friend Ginger, who got the recipe from our friend Anita.  The only change I made was to omit the 1Tbs. of olive oil.

Pizza Crust

1 cup lukewarm water
1 T. active dry yeast
2 t. sugar or honey
1 T. olive oil
1/2 t. salt
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I use the flour that I grind).

In a two-cup measuring cup, mix water, yeast and honey.  Let sit to proof.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  When yeast has proofed add to the
bowl.  Add the olive oil.  Mix with a heavy spoon (or with a heavy duty
mixer/food processor).  When mixed well, knead by hand or machine. Hand
knead on a flour coated surface for about ten minutes or by machine for 5.
Check for elasticity by poking with your finger.  It shouldn't be too dry
nor too sticky.

 Place dough in a greased bowl to rise for about 20 minutes.

Punch down.  Divide in half.  Shape onto lightly greased
pizza pans, pinching up a collar around the edge to hold the filling.  Prick
dough in about 6 places.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Let dough rest for about 10 minutes while the
oven preheats.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Top with your favorite pizza sauce and
add other toppings.  Bake for 15 more minutes . Serve immediately.

I spread our cooked pizza crusts with hummus. (Just use enough to cover the crust as thick as you prefer.)


2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. salt
1-2 Tbs. vegetable broth
1 Tbs. chopped garlic

Blend all ingredients in a food processor.  Sprinkle the top of the hummus with paprika if you like.  You can also add 1-2 Tbs. tahini. 

Saute the Vegetables
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 orange pepper
1/2 red pepper
1 zucchini
1/2 onion
1 pkg. mushrooms
vegetable broth
salt and Cavender's Greek Seasoning to taste

Slice all vegetables and saute in broth until tender.

Place vegetables on top of hummus and bake the pizza another 10-15 minutes.


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