Lunch / Dinner
Veggie Pizza with garlic hummus
Hummus on pizza? You bet! The thick Middle Eastern sauce made with mashed chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic totally transforms the notion of what pizza tastes like. If you’ve had hummus on pita bread — one of the more traditional ways — that flavor is similar to what you should expect here. Aside from the sauce swap, the rest of the pizza will seem familiar. Toppings are Mediterranean but common: spinach, bell pepper, tomatoes, and cheese.
You can just as easily form and pile the toppings on two small pizza crusts as you can one family-sized crust. Feel free to save an unbaked pizza for later by freezing it directly on the peel. Once it’s frozen solid, just wrap it in plastic and return it to the freezer
For a perfectly crisp pizza crust, invest in a baking stone — the porous ceramic absorbs moisture from dough and regulates oven heat. Be sure to preheat it before using.
Combine water and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer; let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
Whisk together flours and salt in a separate bowl; add with oil to yeast mixture. Using a dough hook, mix dough on low speed until smooth, 7–10 minutes. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl; cover and let rise until doubled, about 11/2 hours.
Preheat oven to 475°, placing a baking stone or an inverted baking sheet on the middle rack.
Generously sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza peel. Press dough into a 14-inch circle on the peel. Spread hummus over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border; top with remaining ingredients. (For two 8-inch pizzas, divide dough and toppings in half.) Freeze pizza at this point, if desired.
Per slice from 14-inch pizza
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 1068mg 44%
Carbs 44g 14%
Fiber 5g 20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.