Meatless Mondays  |  Posted 02.03.15

Hummus Pomodoro with Warm Pizza Crust

Hummus Pomodoro with Warm Pizza Crust

Slather some creamy, garlicky white bean puree over hot and doughy pizza crust wedges topped with fresh tomato and basil . . . and then consider life complete.

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • HUMMUS
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • Balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  • PIZZA CRUST
  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • all-purpose flour for rolling
  • olive oils for brushing
  • sea salt

Instructions

For the hummus: Combine beans, oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Adjust seasoning to taste and transfer to a bowl. Top with chopped tomato and basil, and drizzle with oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and serve with warm pizza crust.

For the pizza crust: Preheat the oven to broil. Divide dough into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and roll out on a lightly floured surface until about ¹⁄8 inch thick. Place on a baking sheet, brush both sides with oil, and season with salt. Broil for 2 to 5 minutes until lightly browned, then flip using tongs, and broil for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned in spots. Cut into triangles and serve warm with hummus.

Source: Chef Chloe