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Pizza Hummus Recipe

Contributors: Holly Larson, MS, RD

Reviewers: Academy Nutrition Information Services Team

Published: June 17, 2014

Reviewed: December 11, 2023

A white bowl of pizza hummus sitting on a plate with raw carrot sticks crackers and celery.
eatright video still shot; New Slate Films; 2014

Most kids love pizza, so why not bring the dish to the table in a new way? This recipe for Pizza Hummus can be served as a dip or spread!


1 16-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
¼ cup tomato paste
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped)
1 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 clove of garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and puree for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  2. If hummus is too thick to spread on bread or dip vegetables in, thin it with water by adding 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Serve hummus as a dip for raw veggies and whole-grain crackers, or as a spread on your favorite sandwich or in a wrap.
  4. Store extra hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Cooking Tip

  • For a dairy-free and vegan version, substitute ¼ cup nutritional yeast for the ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ¼ cup
Serves: 6

Calories: 150; Total fat: 5g; Sat. fat: 1g; Chol.: 2mg; Sodium: 401mg; Carb.: 20g; Fiber 1g; Sugars: 2g; Protein 7g; Potassium: 210mg; Phosphorus: 95mg.

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