This easy, no-bake hummus pizza with Greek tapenade is a super tasty lunch, appetizer, or snack recipe that kiddos and adults alike will love!
Are you looking for something new to serve for lunch? I know with my boys, we like to skip the typical sandwich and reach for something different and delicious, like this Hummus Pizza with Greek Tapenade. Great for lunch, an appetizer, snack, or even a low-key dinner, it’ll be a hit with the whole family.
For the pizza:
- Pita: A flatbread common in the Mediterranean and Middle East, it can be eaten flat, or split open and stuffed.
- Hummus: A Middle Eastern dish made from chickpeas, it’s rich, creamy, and has a delicious umami flavor.
For the Greek Tapenade:
- Roma tomatoes: Slender and more firm than other tomatoes, it’s perfect for salsas, tapenades, and other toppings.
- Red onion: Mild enough to eat raw, but sharp enough to add bright flavor.
- Kalamata olives: Much milder in flavor than black olives, they tend to be a bit fruity and sweet in flavor.
- Feta cheese: Made from goat’s milk, it’s a soft, crumbly cheese great for topping dishes and salads.
- Parsley: A fresh herb with a bright, clean, slightly peppery taste.
- Lemon juice: Bright, fresh, acidic flavor that rounds out the tapenade.
- Olive oil: The binding oil that brings it all together.
How to Make Hummus Pizza with Greek Tapenade
Start your Hummus Pizza with Greek Tapenade by making the tapenade! Dice some Kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes, and red onions.
Then put the tomatoes, olives, and onions in a medium or large bowl.
Add and crumble the feta cheese into the bowl.
Then add freshly chopped parsley, the lemon juice, and olive oil. Stir it all together, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Next, heat your pita over the open flame of your stove (or in a pan if that’s more your style).
To assemble your pizza, first spread hummus evenly over the pita bread.
Then top the hummus evenly with the Greek tapenade.
Garnish with more fresh parsley and a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts.
Use a pizza cutter to cut into slices, serve, and enjoy your Hummus Pizza with Greek Tapenade.
- If olives aren’t your thing. While tapenade is usually defined by the olives, you can replace them with another veggie, like peppers.
- Make it gluten free. Use gluten-free pita bread or a cauliflower crust.
- Remove the dairy. Take out the feta cheese, or replace it with tofu kept in a salty brine.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is flatbread and pita the same thing?
Pita is a kind of flatbread. While all pita are flatbread, not all flatbread is pita.
What else can you make with pita?
I love to make pita chips, or make salad wraps, or fill the pita pocket with chicken shawarma.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
The hummus and tapenade can both be made ahead, and stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. But I recommend eating the pizza once assembled in one sitting.
More Mediterranean Recipes
- Mediterranean Sautéed Shrimp
- Lebanese Meat Stuffed Grape Leaves
- Greek Style Baked Chicken Breasts
- Greek Tzatziki Sauce
- Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
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This Hummus Pizza with Greek Tapenade has become a go-to, easy lunch or snack in my house. Especially since the hummus and tapenade can be made ahead and kept in the fridge, my kids can make it themselves! If you’re looking to try something new, this recipe is for you.
No fork required.
Hummus Pizza with Greek Tapenade
- 1 large pita (white or whole wheat)
- 8 ounces hummus (store-bought or homemade)
- Toasted Pine Nuts (optional garnish)
- 2 roma tomatoes (seeded and minced)
- ⅓ cup red onion (minced)
- ¼ cup kalamata olives (minced)
- 4 ounces feta cheese (crumbled)
- ¼ cup parsley (minced)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Place pita on a large plate or platter and spread evenly with hummus.
- In a small bowl, mix together the Greek tapenade. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly before spreading on top of the hummus and pita pizza. Use a pizza wheel to slice into wedges before serving.