This easy pita pizza recipe transitions nicely from summer to school time, by using the grill to make a healthy lunch box main or after-school snack.
Hummus is a naturally dairy-free prepared food, but be on the lookout as a few flavors may contain cheese, and some brands may cheap out and cut some dairy in as a filler. This recipe in particular uses Sabra Classic Hummus, which is a nice plain, but rich and flavorful variety.
If the weather gets too chilly for grilling (I know, perish the thought!), don’t be afraid to take to the stove for these pita pizzas. The vegetables can be roasted or sautéed, and the pitas can be toasted in a pan for just a minute over medium heat.
Special Diet Notes: Grilled Pita Pizza
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
For gluten-free pita pizza, seek out store-bought pitas or go with homemade. If you can’t locate them and aren’t up for the baking challenge, switch to corn tortillas for a tostada-style pizza. You can even expand on the Mexican influence by swapping the hummus for dairy-free guacamole, which is also soy-free.
- 1½ cups sliced summer squash (about 2 medium size cut into ¼-inch thick rounds)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- ¾ teaspoon salt, divided, plus additional to taste
- 1 red onion, cut in half and sliced into ⅓-inch thick wedges
- 2 ripe cluster tomatoes, cut in half and sliced into 4-6 half moon wedges.
- 3 (6-inch) round pitas
- 1 cup plain hummus (such as Sabra Classic Hummus)
- Black pepper, to taste
- Place the summer squash in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of the salt until well coated.
- Put the red onion in another bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of the salt until well coated.
- Add the tomatoes to a third bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of the salt until well coated.
- Grill the summer squash for about 4 minutes on each side, and grill the onions and tomatoes for about 2 minutes on each side.
- Warm the pitas on the grill for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the pitas from the heat and slather each with about ⅓ cup of the hummus.
- Top each pita pizza with grilled summer squash, tomatoes and onions. If desired, season with additional salt and/or pepper, to taste. Cut each pita pizza into 8 slices.
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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)
Balsamic Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Cauli-Rice (vegan, gluten-free & nut-free)
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