It’s A Party! Pizza Hummus

· by delijan · Read in about 2 min · (355 words) ·

When you think of football parties, does pizza come to mind? Well, here’s a vegan twist that you can make the night before: Pizza Hummus! It’s a healthy, delicious, pizza-flavored dip or spread you can happily add to your game day celebrations!

Pizza Hummus Suggested Serving

Equipment

food processor

Ingredients

2 cups chick peas, cooked, drained, reserve liquid

12 cup dried tomatoes, soaked for 10 minutes in warm water, drained, reserve liquid

2 cloves garlic

3 tablespoons tahini

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 12 lemon, squeezed)

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

14 teaspoon salt (omit if using canned, salted chick peas)

14 teaspoon ground black pepper

14 teaspoon garlic powder

12 teaspoon onion powder

12 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Table Blend

12 teaspoon dried oregano

12 teaspoon dried Italian blend seasoning

12 teaspoon dried basil

14 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon dried parsley (or equivalent fresh)

Method

Put all of the ingredients in the food processor.

Pizza Hummus Ingredients In Blender

Pulse until everything is in smaller pieces and mixed together.

Add 2 tablespoons of the liquid from the chick peas and 2 tablespoons of the liquid from the dried tomatoes.

Run the food processor, adding more reserved liquids, one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture moves around freely.

Process another two minutes, or until it’s smooth and creamy.

Creamy Pizza Hummus

Put the finished hummus in a food storage container in the refrigerator over night to allow the flavors to develop.

Pizza Hummus Done

Yield: 2-12 cups.

Notes

You can increase the nutritional yeast to 4 tablespoons for a cheesier taste. You may have to increase the liquid as well, though, to compensate.

This will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator, so it’s a perfect, make-ahead for parties.

If you don’t have dehydrated tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes (not the ones packed in oil!) will also work. Just soak them ahead of time.

Conclusion

This flavor of hummus is always a big hit with company. I don’t tell them there’s no dairy cheese in it. What they don’t know is that they’re getting a nice boost of B vitamins from the nutritional yeast, which is where the cheesy flavor comes from.

Enjoy!