Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Pita Pizza

Brussels Sprouts Pita Pizzas are a great standby for quick meals. This yummy, no-cheese vegan pita pizza is one of our favorites, and a family crowd pleaser to boot. It combines cruciferous, cancer-fighting Brussels sprouts with a delicious white bean hummus. It’s hard to imagine that something so simple could have so much flavor, but trust me, once once you bite into the lemony tahini and cannellini bean spread topped with rich roasted Brussels sprouts and tangy red onion…you’ll become a believer. This pita pizza is definitely one to try.

Ingredients

1 pound of Brussels sprouts, core removed and thinly sliced

¼ cup minced red onion

2 tablespoons olive oil

divided 1 can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

¼ cup tahini

½ teaspoon cumin

1 lemon, zested and juiced

4 whole wheat pitas

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix the shredded Brussel sprouts and red onion with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. When the vegetables are lightly coated with oil, tip onto the prepared baking sheet, and spread out into a single, even layer. Do not crowd. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for about 10 minutes, or until the Brussel sprouts are soft and lightly browned.
  4. Meanwhile in bowl of a food processor, puree cannellini beans, tahini, cumin, lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place pita on a baking sheet and warm slightly in oven. Remove and spread a portion of the bean spread onto each pita and top with a portion of the shredded Brussel sprouts. Drizzle with any remaining olive oil.
  6. Cut each pita into four slices and serve.

Julianne Scott, Drexel Food Lab

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