Veggie Hummus Flatbread. A semi-homemade meal of seasoned toasted flatbread covered with hummus and fresh flavorful veggies!
Throw together this flavorful Veggie Hummus Flatbread in less than 30 minutes for a light and healthy vegetarian lunch for two. Seasoned naan flatbread smothered in creamy hummus, topped with fresh veggies and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Yeah, let’s do this!
Start by taking your whole wheat naan from a soft chewy mass to a crispy on the outside – pillowy in the middle pizza crust by giving it a quick bake in the toaster oven.
Pre-made flatbread can be a little bland.
By brushing the naan with a little olive oil and sprinkling on a bold seasoning like za’atar* before baking you can add a punch of flavor to your plain flatbread and make the kitchen smell fantastic.
Now let’s talk toppings.
Me and toppings have always had a hard time. I treat every instance of filling, stuffing or topping something like I’m at Chipotle trying to get as much as possible to fit into the tortilla. Then I go to cut my loaded-up item and inevitably get it everywhere.
When we first tested this recipe I had written it for double the hummus and veggies. So of course there was hummus and cucumbers all over the place 🙂
After reducing the amounts and trying again we found the key to keeping topping-loss to a minimum is chopping the veggies into smaller pieces. This way most of them have contact with the hummus and stay put.
The ingredients list may seem a little long but trust me it’s worth it. Using small amounts of different veggies brings more flavor and textures than just one or two would.
Sweet grape tomatoes balance the salty Kalamata olives. While crunchy cucumbers and mini bell peppers contrast the meaty artichoke hearts. And the best “cooking for two” onion, the mighty shallot contributes a little bite.
I understand most vegetables aren’t usually sold in these small quantities. If you don’t have a use for leftovers like a whole jar of Kalamata olives, can of artichokes or basket of grape tomatoes get your veggies from the salad bar like Beth from Budget Bytes does in her tasty Quick Fix Salad Bar Pizza recipe.
And for a more filling lunch you can add a cup of soup or indulge in a sweet small batch treat like these Toaster Oven Double Chocolate Cookies.
Got a group to feed? Add a batch of our Veggie Pita Pizza Bites, Chickpea Cucumber Mini Pita Pizzas or easily double this Veggie Hummus Flatbread recipe for a crowd pleasing fresh and healthy Game-Day appetizer!
- 1 whole wheat Naan flatbread
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon Za’atar seasoning , divided
- 2 artichokes hearts canned in water , drained, dried and roughly chopped (about 1/4 cup chopped)
- 2 large Kalamata olives , chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
- 6 grape tomatoes , chopped
- 1/2 a small cucumber , chopped into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
- 2-3 mini bell peppers , roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot (or red onion)
- 2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup or 2 ounces plain hummus
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced flat leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat toaster oven or oven to 400 F.
- Place flatbread on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush (or spray) each side of flatbread with oil. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon Za’atar seasoning.
- Bake flatbread at 400 F for 7 to 8 minutes until golden and crisp on the edges. Allow flatbread to cool 3 to 4 minutes before topping.
- While the flatbread cools mix together the artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers and shallot in a small bowl. Drizzle with the lemon juice and add remaining 1/4 teaspoon Za’atar seasoning. Stir well to combine.
- Spread cooled flatbread with hummus and top with chopped vegetables. Sprinkle with parsley and feta.
- Use a pizza cutter to easily divide into six slices and enjoy.
Nutritional information is an estimate for 1/2 of the topped flatbread.
*Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend. Some grocery stores like Whole Foods carry it (although we had trouble finding it locally ourselves) but you can also purchase it from Amazon or make your own with this recipe from Bon Appétit. You can also substitute Italian seasoning or your favorite spice blend.