Appetizers/Snacks

August 30, 2021

Pepperoni Pizza Hummus

Pepperoni Pizza Hummus is great for back-to-school lunches, game day snacking, or any time you want a fun party dip! It’s got all the flavors of pepperoni pizza, with the added bonus of fiber from the chickpeas and healthy fats from olive oil. And, it’s vegan! Pepperoni Pizza Hummus is the ultimate plant-based, pizza lover’s snack. 

After the success of my crispy, roasted pepperoni chickpeas for my Pizza Salad recipe, I wanted to experiment with other places I could create pepperoni flavor. In researching other pizza hummus recipes, they just didn’t hit the right flavor combinations I was searching for. I wanted pepperoni flavor, cheesy flavor, tomato flavor, a little tang and plenty of spice - all the best parts of a slice of pepperoni pizza, but in dip form. This recipe is it, friends!

Serve Pepperoni Pizza Hummus with your favorite pita chips, pretzels, crackers, or veggies for dipping. Any vehicle to get this delicious hummus in your face! I know this recipe is going to be on repeat all through football season in my house, because it’s an awesome game day snack. But it can also be prepped ahead, making it perfect for back-to-school lunches (or work lunches!). 

Ingredients assembled for Pepperoni Pizza Hummus
Assemble your ingredients.

Stages of making the hummus in a food processor
Blend everything up in a food processor, streaming in some of the reserved liquid from the canned chickpeas (called aquafaba) to help make the hummus smooth.

Serve Pepperoni Pizza Hummus with your favorite pita chips, pretzels, crackers, or veggies for dipping!

Pepperoni Pizza Hummus

Pepperoni Pizza Hummus is great for back-to-school lunches, game day snacking, or any time you want a fun party dip!

Author:

Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful

Prep:

10

min

cook:

0

min

total:

10

min

Ingredients

15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (reserve 1/3 cup of the liquid in the can [aquafaba])

2 cloves garlic, peeled

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes 

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 tsp. fennel seeds

1 tsp. smoked paprika

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/3 cup reserved aquafaba or water

Pita chips, pretzels, crackers, and/or vegetables, for dipping and serving

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, place all ingredients except for the reserved aquafaba. Process until mostly smooth. Stop to scrape down the sides to fully incorporate ingredients. 
  2. With the food processor running, stream in the reserved aquafaba until the ingredients are pureed and smooth. 
  3. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl. Serve with pita chips, pretzels, or vegetables for dipping!
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May 24, 2022
Elizabeth
I don't normally comment on recipes but this has got to be the best thing I've ever made. It came together pretty easy and made five meals - perfect for meal prep for the week. I already can't wait to make it again.
January 22, 2022
Sherry Ruiter
I love this section!!!!!