Veg Pizza on a Pita with Cilantro Hummus - A Quick-Fix Meal


It's been raining heavily in California since 2 weeks now, and people are already praying that it stops over the weekend. But frankly, though I detest driving to work in this rain and not having a chance to go out during weekend because it is pouring out there, it is good that we received all this rain because it was badly needed! Now you know what rain does to your tastebuds, right? You are suddenly attacked by a bout of those "Give me something hot and tasty now" food cravings, and that is precisely what we felt 2 days ago. But it was late when we got home from work, and though I wanted something tasty, I was in no mood for an elaborate meal. I saw a packet of pita bread and some hummus in my fridge. So did I make pita?? Nope, I decided to go for the Pizza version of the Pita. I had some Pizza Sauce on hand, and I modified the hummus by adding some cilantro and green chillies to add some kick, then we layered the vegggies, sauce, hummus and cheese on the pita breads and tossed them into the oven for a luscious quick-fix meal! Believe me Pizza on a Pita is surely a healthy yet tasty alternative to a pizza craving!

Ingredients
3 Pita Breads
3 tbsp Pizza Sauce (any brand is fine)
3 tbsp regular plain Hummus
1/4th cup fresh cilantro
4-5 green chillies or jalapeno
veggies of your choice (I used onion, capsicum, olives and jalapeno)
some corn for topping
shredded mozarella cheese
ground black pepper

Method
Take the hummus, cilantro and jalapenos and blend them in a mixer to make a smooth paste. That's how you make your Cilantro-Hummus spread .

Now mix the cilantro hummus and pizza sauce and layer it evenly on the pita bread. Top it with all vegetables of your choice like onions, capsicum, mushrooms, olives, more jalapenos, tomatoes, and some corn kernels. Finally spread the shressed cheese onto it and bake it in the oven for 15 mins, or until the veggies are cooked and cheese has melted.

Enjoy while it's hot! This is a great easy-to-make meal, and also good use for some leftover pita bread!


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26 comments :

Asha said...

It's cloudy, gloomy and raining here too but like you there we welcome it. Arkansas had Tornado warning yesterday, so we got some rain.
You know, this also makes a great game night handy munchable too, sounds great!:)
I will make some munchies(deep fried!:D) for you this weekend and post next week.

Manasi said...

Oh!! I love RAIN!!! Thank God we had some in CA!
I kmnow just how u feel when it rains!!
Ur quick fix meal is YUM!

joshua said...

Its actually a healthier pizza, right? I love the cilantro-hummus thing:)

-Joshua

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks Asha, I do need some special attention and you comment is doing just that...

Manasi - yeah, the rain is great when you are in your house:)

Joshua - I can't say if its healthier, but the crust is way thinner than regular pizza, so maybe yes:)

Rina said...

Mansi, This is cool.. Love to to try this. Looks yummy..Going to check your blog event and if time permits I'll send in my entry too.

DEEPA said...

Its really a quick fix meal !!...Yummy and tasty when it is hot .last week i had pizza ..May be i should try your version by making it at home !!!

Jeena said...

Mansi this is a real treat that I could eat up right now. Hummus with veggie pita and cheese mmmmmmmmm! I am like you I sweetcorn on pizza or anything like it. :-)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hey there Mansi, thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words - I really appreciate it. You've got really Yummy stuff here! Congratulations on winning the 2007 Eat Christmas Cookies Event - your Peppermint & Vanilla Butter Cookies look amazing!

Rajitha said...

healthy and tasty too..that is a great combo!!

Ben said...

I love these rainy days when all it is to do is sit next to a window with a book and a cup of steamy hot chocolate. Of course one could get up and make a complicated dinner, but why bother when you can make a delicious pizza out of Pita? Hehehe. I love this idea. :D

musical said...

Love these pizzas from pita! They turn out to be so yummy! Perfect stuff for the rainy days, isn't it :). The beauty is that it doesn't even take long to put together!

Mansi Desai said...

Yup! simple and delicious, these pizzas are jsut too good...

Ben - your idea sounds pretty comfortin:)

musical - nice to see you back:) hope you can send in somehting for my Game Night Party event!

Suganya said...

Wow, Mansi, even I made Pita pizza on a rainy night. Quite comfy, eh? But your cilantro hummus is top notch. Noted :).

nandita said...

That does sound wonderful, because my local supermarket doesn't stock thin crust whole wheat bases as much as pita bread - nice easy recipe and the hummus would give it a nice twist, making it more filling too...
Good one Manasi and have a great year ahead!

Shella said...

I count rain as one of the better things in life. This is a nice recipe, n I love the way it looks, n am sure it tasted awesome too.

Jayashree said...

Great way to beat those rainy blues....count me in for your event!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love pizzas and for now I can just drool at your picture!!!

Daily Meals said...

That looks great...

Aparna said...

This is lovely, Mansi.
This also tastes lovely wrapped in a chappathi and grilled.

Happy cook said...

Rain or no rain would love the have these.
Here too it is pouring down. It seems weekend too it is going to be raining :-(

Richa said...

ooh! love those pizza on pita, so many variations there :)

SteamyKitchen said...

When it rains outside, all i want to do is get in the kitchen and cook!

myfrenchkitchen said...

This really looks luscious...perfect for a Friday evening!
Ronell

Avani said...

Wow, this recipe looks fantastic Mansi. Will definitely make it this weekend. Btw, do you have a recipe to make hummus?

Kribha said...

Wow... This is just perfect for me. Pita bread is allowed in my diet and so are the other ingredients in your recipe. I can't wait to try this.

The Bhandari's said...

this sounds great.. pita bread pizza version
I'll try out :)
preeti