Pizza Hummus: combining a kid favorite meal with a healthy snack. All the traditional flavors of pizza: garlic, tomatoes, and italian spices are blended together with chickpeas to create your child’s new favorite dip!
What kid doesn’t love pizza? Anyone? Didn’t think so. I’ve had this idea for awhile now, and since we’re in back to school mode, I thought it would be a perfect idea for my kids lunch boxes for their first week.
This dip comes together in less than 5 minutes, and is sure to be a win with your kids! All I did was throw in chickpeas, tomato paste, tomato sauce, tahini, garlic, basil, and oregano into my food processor. I actually made this in the morning while getting my kids lunches together, it was that easy.
Both of my kids are big fans of hummus and they enjoy it in many different ways. Dipped with veggies or chips, and also as a wrap in a tortilla. This is often my “go-to” lunch main course when I’m packing them something to go. If you’re not sure if your kids like hummus, or are just starting to get them to eat it, tell them it’s a pizza dip. Or maybe even put it in a tortilla with some mozzarella cheese and call it a pizza taco. My kids loved this, they asked for it again today as a dip for their veggies.
So go use your 5 spare minutes wisely to make this dip and share it with the family!
Speaking of lunch boxes, I wanted to let you all know that I’ll be sharing lunch box ideas each week on my instagram account. Follow me for some great ideas, I am @wholesomelicious. I’ve already posted a picture this morning of some great ideas that are inexpensive and healthy. It’s always great to offer kids a variety of different items so they don’t get in the same boring lunch routine!
- 1 14 oz can of garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
- 3 tbsp tahini sesame butter spread
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 tbsp tomato sauce or marinara sauce
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil about 10 leaves
- 1 tsp salt plus more to taste if needed
- 1/4 cup water*
Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. You may need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides
Serve with vegetables, chips, crackers, or in a tortilla wrap.
*You may need more water, just depending on the consistency of the hummus. You want it to be thick and spreadable, but still well blended with all ingredients.
**If you can't find tahini, feel free to substitute with 1 tbsp olive oil, and a bit more water.