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Tuesday
Dec042012

Pizza Hummus

Pizza Hummus

I had my 12 Beers of Christmas taste testing this past weekend, and on top of all of the unhealthy appetizers I was trying to brainstorm something a little more healthy for the food spread. I figured veggies and hummus was always a good option, but I wanted to get a little bit creative with the type of hummus. I ended up getting inspired by some pasta sauce I had in the pantry and went with pizza hummus. Pizza and beer go together REALLY WELL!

I was very happy with how this turned out. I kept it pretty basic, we'll say it's Cheese Pizza Hummus, but it could be fun to mix it up with your favorite toppings and maybe garnish with some chopped pepperoni. Get wild.

The 2013 12 Beers of Christmas will be coming soon...it was a tough competition with some delicious beers making the list.

Ingredients
1 15 oz can chickpeas
2 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
8 to 10 basil leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper, plus more for topping
1/2 cup garlic pasta sauce
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions
Using a food processor, blend together all ingredients above until smooth. Taste to see if more seasoning is needed, and adjust to your taste. 

Sprinkle top with crushed red pepper and serve with veggies, pita or pita chips.
 

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