I believe Pete and I found the recipe for this on the back of a hummus packet last year, and it has certainly become one of our fave dinners.
If you’re super keen you can make your own hummus like we do, but this recipe can be really quick to whip up if you’re short on time as well.
Serves 1 Rachel + 1 Peter or about 2.5 Rachel’s with a bit of hummus left for lunches the next day!
- 200g canned chickpeas
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1tsp paprika
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tbsp water
- 100ml tahini
- 1 pepper
- 1 small red onion
- wild rocket leaves
To start, turn on the oven to 180 degrees.
Chop the pepper and the red onion into small ish pieces and put in a roasting tin. Drizzle with a bit of oil and season with some salt and pepper. Stick them in the oven.
In the meantime make the hummus (or if you’re short on time just skip this step and use store bought hummus). Put chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, oil, water and tahini (measurements above) in a mixer of some sort and blend until smooth.
We have a little mini chopper that we whiz it all up in – absolutely awesome gadget to have in you kitchen and not too pricey. Link below.
We use a readymade flatbread but I guess you could also make this yourself if you were feeling super keen! We like the tomato and garlic flatbread from Tesco. Simply chuck it in the oven according to the instructions on the packet, but this is usually around 7-8 minutes at 180.
While you’re putting the flatbread in just give the pepper and onion a quick check to make sure they aren’t burning and take out if necessary.
When the oven goes ping it’s time to construct the masterpiece!
Put the flatbread on a pretty wooden board if you have one to make it look all rustic and whatnot. Spread the hummus over the warm flatbread. Scatter over the roasted pepper and onion and then chuck the rocket leaves in the empty tin to cover them in the left over oil. Put the leaves on top and to add the final touch scatter some ripped coriander leaves over the top!
Then tuck in!!!
Easy recipe to adapt with different veggies and flavours of hummus. Nice alternative to pizza.