Beets and Hummus Pizza

Enjoy this pizza with deep earthy flavors of
roasted beets and hummus. Red wine vinegar
adds an extra dimension to the toppings.
Serving Sizes: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ingredient List:
To make the dough
• 2 ½ cups of bread flour
• ¼ cup of bread flour for dusting
• 1 ½ teaspoon instant dry yeast
• 1 ¼ cups of water
• 1 teaspoon coarse salt
• 1 tablespoon olive oil (some more for
brushing and oiling the bowl)
To make hummus
• 1 can of chickpeas (or 1 cup of chickpeas
soaked overnight and cooked till soft)
• ½ tablespoons garlic, minced into a
paste
• ¼ cup Tahini (sesame seed made into a
paste with oil)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ cup lemon juice
• A pinch of cumin powder
• Salt to season
• ½ cup of water
For the topping
• 2 large beetroots, roasted, peeled, and
chopped
• 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
• 2 handfuls of baby arugula
• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
How to Cook:
To make the dough
1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and yeast.
2. Slowly add water and start mixing with a
spatula.
3. While the dough he’s still in lumps, add in
all the oil.
4. Continue mixing until the dough becomes
smooth. Knead into a ball with hands.
5. Cover with a cloth for 1 hour.
6. On a lightly dusted surface, pat the dough
ball to make it flat. Pull the dough to stretch it
till 1 foot and fold over to meet the ends.
Repeat the pulling and folding back about
eight times. Again, make it into a ball.
7. Lightly oil the dough ball and place it in a
covered bowl. Refrigerate for 24-48 hours.
8. Before stretching the dough, divide it into 2
equal balls, lightly oil, and rest in the room
temperature for 1 hour.
9. Just before assembly, stretch the dough on
a lightly dusted surface.
10. To make hummus in a blender, mix all
the ingredients except water till you get a
smooth paste. Slowly add water to adjust the
consistency of the sauce—season to taste.
11. Topping in a mixing bowl, whisk shallots,
oil, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Add beetroots
and mix to coat well.
To assemble the pizza
12. Brush the base generously with oil. Bake
for 20 minutes until crispy on the edges.
13. Allow the crust to cool a little bit. Spread
hummus and top with beet mixture.
14. Garnish with arugula leaves and enjoy!

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