My Hummus Pizza Tartlets are an easy vegan snack for every occasion. They are great way to use up extra vegetables you have lying around! The crust comes together in a snap, and creamy hummus stands in for standard marinara sauce. You can add whatever other toppings you like in addition to the veggies listed below. These tartlets make an adorable appetizer or finger food for a party because they’re so eye-catching!
Last weekend was pretty damn lousy. It started raining Friday afternoon and once it was coming down, there was no stopping it. It was quite a contrast to what one could enjoy just days before with sunshine and real summer temperatures. When Sunday came, I woke up to the sound of rain splashing against the bedroom window. I don’t know why but I found that sound somewhat comforting and snuggled back into my sheets – only to get up late and hungry.
After a nice but small breakfast I began thinking about what I’d have later in the day when I remembered that I hadn’t been to the grocery store to stack up – because I didn’t want to get soaking wet. So there I was with all my food plans thwarted by an almost empty pantry. Alright, time to make do with what is there.
I quick glance into the fridge revealed that there was at least something to work with. I had a bit of leftover hummus from the day before, found a red bell pepper, and some cilantro. Well, it’s a start, isn’t it? At least I wasn’t going to starve 🙂 OK, seriously, I usually have much more on stack so that I can manage a rainy day or two. But as being so close after moving, I have not been back to my usual levels.
Luckily, there was more to find: a can of chickpeas and some olives. Suddenly, I felt that I could make something very delicious and cute out of this. Finger or party food that would make a beautiful addition to Contentedness Cooking as well. I remembered that I had these nice tartlet baking dishes and the plan took shape: Hummus Pizza Tartlets. I made a super-easy dough for a pizza-like crust only from flour, water, olive oil, and a bit of baking powder. On top of that crust, I spread the hummus (about 1 good teaspoon per tartlet) as a marinara sauce replacement. The bell pepper and olives were diced and went as topping onto the tartlets. It really doesn’t require much else because the hummus already gives enough flavors – no need for more spices, though that depends a bit in your taste.
Of course one could use any other vegetables as a topping for these tartlets. Mine went into the oven for about 15-20 minutes of baking. Then the crust is well baked and the topping slightly roasted. I added a little cilantro and that was it. These tiny Hummus Pizza Tartlets look so vibrant they were my sunny extra for the rainy day. I fell in love with these not only because they taste great but also because they are an eye-catcher and so easy to make. One can also give each its personal note but choosing different toppings. So many glorious food possibilities.
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- ½ cup (65 g) gluten-free flour
- 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
- ¼ cup (60 ml) water
- salt to taste
- red bell pepper
- In a bowl, combine the crust ingredients and mix well until you get a sticky dough.
- Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C).
- Take four tartlet baking dishes and grease them with a little oil.
- Transfer the dough to the baking dishes and distribute evenly.
- Add about one teaspoon of hummus on each tartlet and spread well.
- Chop the olives and the bell pepper. Put the dices and the chickpeas on top of the hummus.
- Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
The Hummus Pizza Tartlets Elsewhere
- Oh, Wholly Vegan – 15 Easy Recipes to Start Your Vegan Journey with – September 9, 2015