Mediterranean pizza

A good after-school snack for kids with the goodness of hummus, vegetables and cheese! Not only pretty but yummy too. My son comes home from school and smells around saying -“something nice is baking in the oven!” I am a bit apprehensive if he would like this twist in the pizza with hummus and olives in it…and he loves it!

Here is the recipe from a happy mom:


  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) – 1 cup. To be soaked overnight and cooked soft
  • A dash of lemon juice – as per your liking
  • Thick curd – 4-5 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli-garlic paste (the one used in bhel puri) – 2-3 tsp (as per your liking)
  • Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Add all the above ingredients in a mixer and grind it smooth. The hummus  should be smooth and of this consistency:

Ingredients for the pizza:
  • Hummus – to apply on the pita bread as the base sauce
  • Pita breads – 6 in number. I used the ready-made ones
  • Juliennes of red, yellow and green capsicum –  1-1.5 cup
  • Sliced onions– 1/3 cup
  • Black pitted olives, sliced
  • Grated mozzarella cheese (Amul, Milky Mist) – around 2 cups
  • Sesame seeds – to sprinkle on the pizza ( I did not use it)
  • Garlic bread seasoning OR oregano powder
  • Red chilli flakes

Assembling the pizza:
Spread the hummus on the pita breads in generous quantities. Top it with veggies, onions and olives. Add the grated cheese, again in generous quantities. Sprinkle the seasoning, chilli flakes and sesame seeds on the top. Bake it in the oven for around 15 minutes at 180 C till the cheese melts and starts changing colour a bit. Towards the end, broil/grill it for a couple of minutes.