Veggie and Hummus Pita Pizza

October 12, 2012 · 10 comments

Veggie and Hummus Pita Pizza Finished Overview

I somehow became that lady excited about a weekend of nothing to do. Except maybe dirty dishes and think about washing dishes (but not actually ever wash them)…and unpack/organize the linen closet already. It’s a high to do list item. Real life.

Should I be embarrassed by how fantastic a Saturday morning with no alarm clock and no need for mascara is? Because it’s seriously what I’ve been looking forward to all week.

Also…I’m particularly pleased with the opportunity for lunch at home. (Assuming I can wake up in time for it.)

I may or may not have become obsessed with this simple meal on the evenings I substituted an adult education class this week. And I finally decided…it’s really a better lunch food.

Now that there’s time in the afternoon…let’s do this.

Ingredient Overview

I know…pitas are for stuffing with things. I’m breaking the rules.

This pita is slathered with hummus, then topped with spinach, and any of the vegetables in your fridge. The key is that they’re either shredded or diced very small. I shredded zucchini and carrots, but diced red pepper and red onion. Then, I piled them all on.

Take these vegetables as a suggestion…and adapt this to fit your tastes, and fridge situation.

But…don’t skip the cheese. It’s basically essentially that your vegetables are topped with mozzarella cheese…that gets brown and bubbly in the toaster oven. Maybe because it manages to cover up most of the vegetables. It’s a sneaky trick to work a little health into this weekend.

Otherwise I might plan to just drink too much wine and bake with too much sugar. (I like these plans. No bigs.)

Pizza Built (Except Cheese)

Veggie and Hummus Pita Pizza

1 whole wheat pita
2 tablespoons hummus
small handful spinach, destemmed
1 tablespoon carrot, grated
1 tablespoon zucchini, grated
1 tablespoon red onion, diced
1 tablespoon red pepper, diced
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Spread pita with hummus. Top with spinach, then remaining vegetables and cheese. Bake in a 350° toaster oven (for simplicity…a real oven works too) for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennie @themessybakerblog October 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Pizza on a pita…Yum! I love that you used hummus.

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Monet October 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

This is one of my favorite meals. Seriously. Pita pizzas are HEAVENLY. Especially when you add all these yummy vegetables and a big dollop of hummus. Thank you for sharing!

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Simply Life October 13, 2012 at 7:50 am

love this for lunch or a quick dinner!

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Cassie October 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

Saturdays are for nothing more than sleeping in and not wearing mascara! I hope you enjoy your weekend. I am always a tad bit overexcited when we have noting on the weekend agenda!! Love these pizzas. Pitas are where it’s at!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

Your veggie hummus pitas looks incredible!!! I love having meals like this!!! Enjoy your weekend! Nothing sounds better then sleeping in, wearing no make-up and just relaxing!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

I am new to the world of hummus, but am kind of obsessed with it. Love it on pizza!

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Taylor October 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

I am that same girl this weekend…a weekend with no plans is the best after weekend after weekend all summer of being crazy busy!! The spring cleaning I’ve been putting off all year is on my list of things to do, but so is cooking and baking, so I’m okay with it :)

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Elizabeth @Food Ramblings October 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

this looks so good and healthy! love that you used a pita!

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Diane @ life of di. October 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

What a perfect idea for dinner! My husband and I both love hummus so this is definitely going on my ‘to-make’ list!

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Dana October 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Wow, this looks so incredibly delicious!! I love hummus, and who doesn’t like pizza? Great combo!

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