Hummus Pita Pizzas
Ready in minutes, these loaded hummus pita pizzas are a great meal for warm summer days. Whether you’re short on time, don’t feel like cooking, or are looking for a family-friendly meal the kids can help with, this Mediterranean-inspired recipe is a highly versatile meal you can enjoy as a simple lunch or fun dinner idea.
How to Make Hummus Pita Pizzas
Hummus pita pizza is a fancy name for hummus on pita bread and, quite frankly, it’s as simple as it sounds; spread hummus onto pita bread and layer with toppings of your choice. These little no-cook pita “pizzas” are a quick and easy meatless meal that works well as a healthy lunch, simple dinner, or hearty snack.
Start with pita bread. Pita bread is available in different sizes and is found in white flour or whole wheat versions. While I opted to keep my pita bread cold in this recipe, you can toast them or warm them in the oven if you prefer.
Spread with hummus. Top your pita bread with hummus of your choice; although I opted to use plain, garlic and spicy would also work well!
Top with veggies. I chose to go the Greek flavor route with these pitas; however, you can essentially use any raw or cooked vegetables that you enjoy.
Sprinkle with cheese and fresh herbs. Add a bit of crumbled cheese, I suggest feta cheese, a sprinkle of fresh parsley or dill, and a drizzle of olive oil for a boost of flavor.
Best Toppings for Hummus on Pita Bread
These pitas are highly customizable and a great way to use up fridge odds and ends. Although I opted to go the Greek flavor route with this recipe, there are endless toppings you can add, such as:
- Grilled eggplant
- Grilled zucchini
- Grilled peppers
- Olive oil
In addition to mixing and matching toppings, you can also use different types of hummus to mix up the flavors. From garlic to spicy to roasted red pepper, it’s easy to find a wide variety of hummus flavors at most grocery stores and, if you’re feeling up to it, homemade hummus is very easy to make and much more cost-efficient than buying pre-made versions.
Is pita bread and hummus healthy?
Pita bread and hummus is a healthy meal or snack. Hummus is a spread made of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, and is a good source of fiber, manganese, copper, and folate, while pita bread is a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern style of flatbread traditionally made with white or whole wheat flour. By pairing hummus and pita together you can create a well-balanced meal or snack complete with plant-based protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
How many calories are in pita and hummus?
The number of calories in pita and hummus is dependent upon the type of hummus, the size of the pita, and the total portion size consumed. On average, one white, enriched, 6.5″ pita bread and 2 tablespoons of plain hummus contain 247 calories, 8 grams of protein, 39 grams of carbohydrate, and 6.5 grams of fat. (1)(2) To create these hummus pita pizzas, I used one 5″ pita bread, 3 tablespoons of hummus, 2 tablespoons of feta cheese, a handful of tomatoes, cucumbers and leafy greens, which provides 286 calories per pita pizza.
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These hummus pitas are a highly versatile dish that works well as a light meal or hearty snack, and a great way to clean out the fridge with any raw or cooked veggies.
- 1 pita
- 3 tablespoons hummus, of choice
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup cucumber, quartered and sliced
- 1 tablespoon red onion, sliced or minced
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs, such as arugula, dill, basil or parsley
- 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
- Place pita bread on a cutting board and spread one side with hummus.
- Add cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, herbs, and crumbled feta cheese, and season with salt and pepper to serve.
- Serving Size: 1 pita pizza
- Calories: 286 calories
- Sugar: 5 grams
- Fat: 9 grams
- Carbohydrates: 43 grams
- Fiber: 6 grams
- Protein: 11 grams
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