Veggie Hummus Pizza!

This pizza was so bomb. You wouldn’t expect hummus to go well on a pizza, but it MAKES it.

Recipe: Serves 1

Preheat the oven to 375 and put a whole wheat tortilla on a baking sheet.

In a bowl, mix together 2+ tablespoons of your favorite hummus (I used Sabra with pine nuts) with a little under 1/2 cup cottage cheese. Spread the mixture evenly over the tortilla and top with veggies. I used leftover slow-cooked green pepper strips, onion slices, and a few slices of tomato.

Top with oregano, basil, salt, and fresh ground pepper. To finish, give the whole pizza a quick mist of canola oil spray.

Bake in the oven until it is crispy to your liking (about 10-15 minutes for me).

Benefits:

Tomato * They are famous for their high lycopene content. They also contain lots of potassium, vitamin A, C, and folate!

Onion * Contains quercitin, an antioxidant that halts the growth of tumors! Also, studies have linked regular onion consumption with lower cholesterol and reduced risk of colon cancer. A prime source of chromium.

Hummus * Primarily made of garbanzo beans and olive oil, hummus has contains iron, calcium, and healthy monounsaturated fats! Also a bit of protein and fiber.

Basil * Has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids protect your cells from damage (and thus, in the long run, cancer).

Oregano * A tasty source of antioxidants!

Cottage cheese * For non-vegan vegetarians, cottage cheese is a great source of protein. 1 cup has 15 grams! Like other dairy products, it has a high calcium content, which is key for bone health.

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