A Feast for Two

Valentine's Day Mini Hummus PizzasTired of going to restaurants? Looking for a less expensive and healthier way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why not go Mediterranean?! Celebrate Valentine’s day by going back to its Greek and Roman roots. For a new twist on a familiar vegetarian recipe, try Valentine’s Day Mini Hummus Pizzas. Accompany the mini pizzas with a spinach salad tossed with red wine vinaigrette and some fresh fruit and you have a convenient and healthy meal for two or more.

Valentine’s Day Mini Hummus Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 1 package whole wheat flat bread
  • 1 – 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 – 2 ounce jar sliced, red pimentos
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup tahini or natural, smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 tsp. chili powder (of choice)
  • 3/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 large or 1/2 cup roma tomato – deseeded and chopped
  • 2 medium stalks or 1/2 cup celery – chopped

Equipment needed:

  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • blender or food processor

Instructions:

  1. Using the cookie cutter, cut-out several heart-shaped pieces of flat bread.
  2. In the blender or food processor, combine the garbanzo beans, pimentos, chopped garlic, tahini, chili powder, and lemon juice. Blend the mixture until smooth.
  3. Spread desired amount of hummus on flat bread hearts.
  4. Top with chopped roma tomatoes and celery.


Meredith Hink MS, RD, CD

I am a Corporate Dietitian with a foodservice distribution company. My professional areas of interest include food safety and sanitation, food marketing, food law, and vegetarian nutrition. In my spare time I am an avid food photographer and enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs.

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