This Flatbread Pizza with hummus is the perfect way to get your veggies in on a warm spring afternoon. The pizza comes together in no time flat and with the help of some store bought hummus, is incredibly simple to make! This version is low fat, vegan, and packed with veggies. You could easily add your favorite additional protein, like a few over-easy eggs or diced grilled chicken, but honestly, this pizza was perfect just the way it is!
I have a confession, as soon as it starts getting warm outside, I go a bit crazy buying all the fresh produce I can get my hands on. Not only are all the veggies on sale since they are in season, but they are all incredibly gorgeous and easy to prepare. Spring time is not the time I want to be slaving over a long cooked meal. I like to use Sunday afternoon/evening to prepare some of my essentials for the week and then keep turning on the oven to a minimum.
During the spring and the summer, I try to keep my weeknight meals light and easy to prepare. Unlike the casseroles and chilis that I craved all winter, the warm weather has me constantly looking for fresh food. I love this flatbread pizza because it’s almost like having a salad on a flatbread. The flavors are on point and the vegetables have a chance to really shine. Adding slightly tart radishes to the sweet peppers and tomatoes gives the dish complexity and depth without being fussy. This would be a great appetizer but I really enjoyed it just as it is, all to myself for dinner!
My typical meal prep will include roasting a few sweet potatoes or roasting up a butternut squash or spaghetti squash to use throughout the week. These items don’t need much supervision, just time to cook in the oven. They are also super easy to store in the fridge and reheat beautifully. The reason I do this is so that during the week, I can quickly throw something together with these veggies I’ve already prepared, and dinner can be on the table in less than 20 minutes. For example, if I roast a spaghetti squash, I can throw together this quick homemade marinara and dinner will be ready in 20 minutes. It can go even faster if I think ahead and roast the tomatoes on Sunday night as well!
Another great option is to use that roasted cubed butternut squash on a flatbread pizza with hummus like we did here! Since I already had the butternut squash roasted up, this pizza came together in 5 minutes. While I toasted the flatbread in the toaster oven, I chopped up my remaining veggies and then just had to assemble and cut! Easiest dinner of the week!
I used St. Joseph’s lavash for the base of this pizza. I’ve been eating this for years. It’s high in protein (10 grams) and for one lavash it’s super low in calories (only 100 for the entire lavash). I then add store bought hummus (I used Trader Joe’s roasted garlic) and then whatever veggies I had on hand. This week it was radish (perfect spring veggies), cucumber, baby bell peppers, and fresh baby spinach. Seriously, doesn’t that just sound like the perfect spring dish? I topped this with hemp hearts, because well they are fabulous! Packed with protein and heart healthy Omega’s 3’s hemp hearts are my favorite culinary discovery of 2015!!
I gave the lavash a quick bake in my toaster oven to get crispy before topping it with veggies. I find this faster and easier that turning on the oven!Simple dinner idea Flatbread Pizza with Hummus and spring veggies #vegan #lowfat @pancakewarrior_ Click To Tweet
- 1 lavash (I used St. Joseph's brand)
- 2-3 tbs. store bought hummus (I used Trader Joe's roasted garlic)
- ¼ cup Sliced cucumber
- ¼ cup diced butternut squash, roasted
- 6-9 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 small radish, sliced thin
- 2-4 small bell peppers sliced thin, I used red and yellow
- 1 large handful spinach
- ½ tbs. hemp hearts
- In a toaster oven or in your oven, toast the flatbread until crisp.
- While the flatbread is toasting, chop radish, cucumber and bell peppers. Get butternut squash out of the fridge from earlier preparation in the week.
- Once flatbread is toasted. Cover with 2-3 tbs. hummus. Distribute veggies so that each part has a fair distribution of veggies. Top with hemp hearts.
- Optional toppings include over easy eggs, diced cubed chicken or chickpeas.
What about you?
- Do you meal prep on the weekend?
- What is your favorite food to have on hand to throw into dishes throughout the week?
- What is your favorite kind of hummus?