Italian Herb Tofu & Winter Vegetable Sheet Pan Meal

Boring weeknight dinners, step aside! This savory, satisfying sheet pan meal, inspired by our fan-favorite Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs, combines caramelized roasted veggies with crumbled tofu and a tahini or garlicky hummus sauce. 
The result …

Italian Herb Tofu & Winter Vegetable Sheet Pan Meal

Boring weeknight dinners, step aside! This savory, satisfying sheet pan meal, inspired by our fan-favorite Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs, combines caramelized roasted veggies with crumbled tofu and a tahini or garlicky hummus sauce. 

The result is a nourishing vegan and gluten-free meal made with just 10 ingredients. Easy to make and packed with plant-based protein, this will become one of your go-tos! The best part?

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Chipotle Hummus Sandwich with Smoky Tempeh Bacon

A smoky, spicy, satisfying plant-based sandwich?! Count us in! This quick and easy sandwich is bursting with flavor (plus protein and fiber) thanks to spicy chipotle hummus, smoky tempeh bacon, and tons of fresh veggies.
It’s ideal for meal prep or any…

Chipotle Hummus Sandwich with Smoky Tempeh Bacon

A smoky, spicy, satisfying plant-based sandwich?! Count us in! This quick and easy sandwich is bursting with flavor (plus protein and fiber) thanks to spicy chipotle hummus, smoky tempeh bacon, and tons of fresh veggies.

It’s ideal for meal prep or any time you’re craving something savory and comforting and looking to stay full and satisfied!

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Loaded Hummus Pitas

Loaded hummus pitas are a quick and easy no-cook meal for summer, and a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge.

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When it’s WAY too hot in the kitchen, fill up and stay cool with these easy-to-make, no-cook, loaded hummus pitas. Though this summer recipe is Mediterranean-inspired, pita bread and hummus are a blank canvas. So if you have any leftover veggies in the fridge, add them to the mix to create a delicious lunch in a snap!

Loaded hummus pita on a plate surrounded by ingredients.

Do I have to use pita bread?

No, you don’t HAVE TO use pita. Naan is a great substitute. In fact, any sturdy sliced bread you have on hand will work great. This is also a great recipe to use up the last of those tortillas you’ve had hanging out in the back of the fridge for the last three weeks. (Is that just me?) The key is to use bread you don’t have to toast. Though if you WANT TO toast your bread, go for it. You can warm up a pita (or naan or tortillas) on the stove, in a dry pan over medium heat, or in a 350-degree preheated oven.

Do I have to use hummus?

For the ultimate convenience, reach for creamy store-bought hummus. Or if that’s not in your budget, you can always make your own. I’ve got some great hummus recipes that will only take you five minutes to whip up. If you’re not a hummus fan, try Greek yogurt or mashed avocado.

What else can I add to Loaded Hummus Pitas?

This recipe is endlessly customizable, which is music to my ears when it’s close to the end of the week and I’m trying to use up leftover odds and ends. Do you have some greens left over from yesterday’s salad? Use them! Do you still have some of the sliced radishes and raw diced onions from a take-out taco adventure? Go for it! Also try adding:

  • Roasted summer vegetables
  • Chopped cauliflower florets
  • Chopped broccoli florets
  • Sliced, pitted olives
  • Sliced radish
  • Sliced sweet peppers
  • Pickled onions
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Shredded carrots
  • Asparagus ends
  • Chopped cold cuts
Close up of loaded hummus pita.
close up view of loaded hummus pita.

Loaded Hummus Pitas

Loaded hummus pitas are a quick and easy no-cook meal for summer, and a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Total Cost $7.70 recipe / $1.93 each
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 pitas
Calories 345kcal
Author Monti – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber $0.53
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes $1.08
  • 1/4 red onion $0.09
  • 8 kalamata olives $0.75
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley $0.10
  • 2 oz. feta, crumbled $0.82
  • 4 pitas $1.99
  • 1 cup hummus $2.20
  • 2 tsp olive oil $0.11
  • 1 pinch salt $0.01
  • 1 pinch pepper $0.01

Instructions

  • Dice the cucumber into small ¼-inch pieces. Slice the grape tomatoes in half. Dice the red onion. Roughly chop the parsley and crumble the feta.
  • To assemble the pitas, spread ¼ cup hummus over the surface of each pita. Top with cucumber, tomato, red onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Finish with a little crumbled feta, chopped parsley, and a light drizzle of olive oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pita | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 814mg | Fiber: 6g
Close up of hand holding loaded hummus pita.

How to Make Loaded Hummus Pitas – Step by Step Photos

Overhead shot of ingredients, including pitas, diced onions, sliced kalamata olives, crumbled feta, sliced tomatoes, and chopped parsley.

For this recipe, you’ll need four pitas and a cup of hummus. You’ll also need to small dice half of a cucumber and a quarter of a red onion, slice a cup of grape tomatoes into halves, chop a tablespoon of fresh parsley, crumbled two ounces of feta cheese, and slice about eight kalamata olives.

Pita with a quarter cup of hummus spread on it.

Spread about a quarter cup of hummus on each pita.

Pita topped with chopped cucumber, onion, and tomatoes.

Add the chopped cucumber, onion, and tomatoes to each pita, then add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Pitas loaded with feta cheese, kalamata olives, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

Top each pita with a half-ounce of feta cheese, two kalamata olives, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

Finishing loaded hummus pitas with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pe

Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and enjoy!

close up view of loaded hummus pita.

Cold, crunchy, delicious, and filling! 🙌

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Hearty White Bean Caesar Salad Bowls

Nourish bowls are the best. Grab yourself a grain, a protein, some veggies, and sauce — and you’re set with a flavorful, filling, and balanced meal! This Caesar Salad Nourish Bowl is no exception. 
It’s fresh, vibrant, satisfying, meal-prep friend…

Hearty White Bean Caesar Salad Bowls

Nourish bowls are the best. Grab yourself a grain, a protein, some veggies, and sauce — and you’re set with a flavorful, filling, and balanced meal! This Caesar Salad Nourish Bowl is no exception. 

It’s fresh, vibrant, satisfying, meal-prep friendly, and super versatile (use up whatever root veggies you have on hand). Just 10 ingredients required for this delicious plant-based and gluten-free meal packed with protein, fiber, and minerals.

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Italian Herb Tofu Wraps with Garlicky Hummus Sauce

Friends, is this the perfect plant-based lunch? We’ll let you be the judges, but we definitely cast our votes (heck YES) after the first bite. These wraps are bursting with fresh, savory, satisfying flavors, and they’re so quick and easy. 
They’re…

Italian Herb Tofu Wraps with Garlicky Hummus Sauce

Friends, is this the perfect plant-based lunch? We’ll let you be the judges, but we definitely cast our votes (heck YES) after the first bite. These wraps are bursting with fresh, savory, satisfying flavors, and they’re so quick and easy

They’re perfect for lunch or dinner, and yes, they’re meal-prep friendly! Make the tofu ahead of time and these plant-based wraps come together in just 15 minutes for effortless meals throughout the week.

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Quick Hummus Bowls

A hummus bowl makes the best easy lunch or dinner: no cooking required! Layer a dollop with crunchy veggie toppings.…

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A hummus bowl makes the best easy lunch or dinner: no cooking required! Layer a dollop with crunchy veggie toppings.

Hummus Bowl

Hello and welcome to the best quick lunch or healthy easy dinner around: the Hummus Bowl! At it’s base, this simple concept requires no cooking at all: layer a dollop of hummus with crunchy veggies and serve with pita wedges. It’s easily customizable and you can make it super basic or fancier with easy additions of ingredients. It takes just 5 minutes to make this Mediterranean-style meal that’s bursting with creamy, tangy, crunchy, fresh, and savory flavors. Here’s how it’s done!

What’s in a hummus bowl?

This concept is so simple for easy lunches and dinners where you don’t even have to think. It’s great for filler days of the week where you don’t want to cook, or you want to use up veggies in the fridge. There are a few elements that are required, and then lots of fancy toppings that can step it up from basic to beautiful. Here are the required elements in a hummus bowl:

  • Hummus: find the best purchased brand you can, or make your own (see below)
  • English cucumber: An English cucumber is long and thin with no tough skin, no seeds and a milder flavor than standard cucumber. Look for it in the produce section!
  • Cherry tomatoes or red bell pepper: It’s nice to have a red element: we eat with our eyes!
  • Olives: Kalamata olives add a satiating salty pop; try Castelvetrano olives as a milder option
  • Red onion: or use shallot for a milder option
  • Pita bread or gluten free crackers: It’s nice to have a bread item for dipping: use whatever fits your diet
  • Baby greens or chopped lettuce (optional): Baby greens add texture and nutrients
  • Feta cheese (optional): A sprinkle adds another savory element; omit or try vegan feta for dairy-free
  • Rice or another grain (optional): This makes the hummus bowl more filling, so it’s nice to include as a dinner option. We like using the microwavable pre-cooked rice packages for quick meals, or using leftover cooked rice or quinoa, farro, or other grains.
Hummus Bowl

Variations: more hummus bowl toppings

Want to make a fancy hummus bowl? The great thing about this concept is you can make it as fancy or plain as you like. You can use leftover veggies from the fridge, or fancier pantry items to give it unexpected flavors. Or top it with a protein to make it into dinner! Here are some ideas:

Hummus Bowl

Buy best quality hummus, or try homemade

It’s easiest to pick up purchased hummus for this recipe: there are so many options at the grocery store these days! Look for a great quality brand with creamy, balanced flavor (for example to us, Sabra brand has an overly salty, artificial flavor). Or, you can make your own! Meal prep it over the weekend, then enjoy it for meals throughout the week. Here are some of our top homemade hummus recipes:

Hummus Bowl

More easy Mediterranean diet recipes

This hummus bowl is an ideal easy Mediterranean diet recipe that makes healthy eating fun! Here are a few more easy Mediterranean-style recipes to liven up your diet:

This hummus bowl recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Hummus Bowl

Quick Hummus Bowls


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A hummus bowl makes the best easy lunch or dinner: no cooking required! Layer a dollop with crunchy veggie toppings.


Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup hummus
  • 1 pita bread, sliced into wedges
  • 1 handful Kalamata olives
  • 1 handful red onion slices (or shallot)
  • 8 English cucumber slices (or standard cucumber, peeled)
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 handful baby greens or chopped lettuce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese, to sprinkle (optional or use vegan feta for vegan)
  • ½ cup cooked rice or packaged pre-cooked rice (optional)
  • Optional toppings: Jarred Calabrian chilis or roasted red peppers, caper berries, fresh herbs, frozen or homemade falafel, etc.

Instructions

  1. Place greens and rice in the bowl, if using (try packaged pre-cooked rice for a quick shortcut). If using rice, season it with salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Top with hummus, sliced cucumber, sliced red onions, sliced tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Eat with pita wedges, using the hummus as a dip / dressing for the veggies.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Hummus bowl

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How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

It’s party time, friends! We don’t know about you, but nothing says “party” to us more than an abundance of delicious, beautiful, and satisfying snacks — and nothing says “snacks” better than a charcuterie board!
When crafting this delectable display, …

How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

It’s party time, friends! We don’t know about you, but nothing says “party” to us more than an abundance of delicious, beautiful, and satisfying snacks — and nothing says “snacks” better than a charcuterie board!

When crafting this delectable display, we made sure to hit all the marks (salty, sweet, savory, and spicy!) while keeping it super versatile and approachable.

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Holiday Hummus. AKA, The Easiest Appetizer Ever.

This fancy hummus is the perfect way to spruce up a store bought tub of hummus for guests or a dinner party. When you need a delicious appetizer in a pinch, this can be the go-to! Welcome to my easy snack obsession.  This fancy hummus will change your life. It’s the easiest appetizer that will […]

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This fancy hummus is the perfect way to spruce up a store bought tub of hummus for guests or a dinner party. When you need a delicious appetizer in a pinch, this can be the go-to!

Welcome to my easy snack obsession. 

fancy holiday hummus

This fancy hummus will change your life. It’s the easiest appetizer that will make you appear totally put together. And fantastic in the kitchen.

plain hummus

This is your holiday app solution! 

It’s what you make when you find out friends are coming over in 15 minutes. It’s what you take to a gathering when you don’t want to show up empty handed! And maybe even what you make for dinner when you don’t feel like cooking dinner.

It looks fancy and fun and it tastes really darn good. And it’s SO EASY.

Like, so easy.

fancy holiday hummus

All you need to make the holiday hummus is:

Store-bought hummus. Or homemade, if you wish.

Pesto. Again, store bought or homemade.

Sun dried tomatoes.

Feta cheese!

That is it. That’s it! Combine everything and GO. It’s a red and green masterpiece for the festive season. 

fancy holiday hummus

Take a bag of pita chips or a box of crackers too. I mean, this could NOT be easier!! 

Plus, this consists of ingredients that you can have on hand at all times. Most in your pantry, a few in the fridge. 

See? You probably already love it. 

There is no secret when it comes to the ingredients. I suggest using brands of these items that you really love. My favorite store bought hummus is by ithaca. It’s so creamy and delicious! I suggest using the plain version, but you can always switch it up if you love other flavors.

My favorite store bought pesto is by delallo, and even better, it comes in a squeeze tube.

The sun dried tomatoes I find myself buying the most are by alessi

And then finish it off with feta! You can do a drizzle of olive oil if you wish – I love to drizzle the flavorful olive oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes.

That’s the best hack ever. 

fancy holiday hummus

You can 100% make this snack your own. Choose (or make!) a kale pesto over the traditional basil one. Maybe you want to swap roasted red peppers for the sun-dried tomatoes. You really can’t go wrong as long as you’re using ingredients you enjoy. Hummus is such a delicious blank canvas and works with so many other flavors.

To recap, the holiday hummus goes like this:

Scoop your hummus onto a pretty platter! Make it the base for your ingredients.

Swirl in your pesto. Either drizzle it on top or swirl it into the hummus – or both. Whichever you prefer!

Top with chopped sun dried tomatoes. Drizzle on a little olive oil from the jar.

Sprinkle on feta.

Serve with chips! (more…)

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Easy Black Bean Hummus

This black bean hummus recipe is a fun spin on the classic dip! It’s tangy with a pop of lime…

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This black bean hummus recipe is a fun spin on the classic dip! It’s tangy with a pop of lime and irresistibly creamy.

Black bean hummus

Here’s a tasty dip that surprised us with its irresistibly creamy flavor: Black Bean Hummus! This spin on the traditional Mediterranean chickpea dip might sound fun, but here’s the thing. It tastes even better than it sounds! Yep, we polished this one off extremely quickly because it’s just that good. Black beans, lime, tahini and a bit of smoked paprika make creamy dip magic. The minute we tasted it, we knew we had to share it with you.

Ingredients for black bean hummus

Black bean hummus is a fusion spin that replaces black beans for the chickpeas in the classic Mediterranean dip. You can make it various ways, and use Latin American style flavors to make it like a cross between hummus and salsa. Here we’ve taken our Classic Hummus recipe and made two swaps: black beans for chickpeas and lime for lemon. That’s it! Here’s what you’ll need for homemade black bean hummus:

  • Garlic
  • Black beans
  • Lime juice
  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt

How to make it? Essentially blend all ingredients in a food processor until a creamy dip forms. See the recipe below for all the details! It’s a fantastic gluten-free and vegan appetizer recipe for entertaining guests of all different diets.

Black bean hummus recipe

Flavor add-ins

This black bean hummus comes out so creamy and delicious, with a flavor that’s extremely versatile. It doesn’t go heavy on the Mexican or Latin American flavors, so if you’d like you could customize it that way. Here are some ideas for adding in your own flair (or feel free to get creative):

  • 1 handful cilantro
  • Cumin or chili powder (start with ¼ teaspoon)
  • Jalapeno pepper for some heat

How to serve black bean hummus

Once you’ve whipped up that heavenly dip, let’s get to toppings and dippers! The one requirement: add pico de gallo or salsa fresca on top! It’s easy to find in the refrigerated section at most grocery stores, and it not only looks beautiful but adds a zing of acidity. Here are a few ideas for what to dip in:

What are you planning to dip into your black bean hummus? Let us know in the comments below! We are obsessed with this easy appetizer recipe, and we hope you will be too.

Black Bean Hummus

More black bean recipes

Black beans are one of the top staples in our pantry! Here are a few more tasty ways to use them in delicious meals:

This black bean hummus recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Black bean hummus

Easy Black Bean Hummus


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This black bean hummus recipe is a fun spin on the classic dip! It’s tangy with a pop of lime and irresistibly creamy.


Ingredients

  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 15-­ounce can black beans
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the black beans, but don’t rinse them. Juice the lime.
  2. Add the garlic to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add black beans, lime juice, tahini, smoked paprika and kosher salt. Puree for 15 seconds, then scrape down the bowl. Taste and if it’s too thick, add another drizzle of olive oil. Puree for additional minute until creamy.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Black bean hummus, black bean hummus recipe

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Maple Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus.

Maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is the perfect fall dip. Smoky and spice, hearty from the pumpkin with a hint of sweetness. Grab your pita chips! I’ve got the best snack for your first official fall weekend! This maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is rich with a bit of heat and makes for the perfect dipper! Whether […]

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Maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is the perfect fall dip. Smoky and spice, hearty from the pumpkin with a hint of sweetness. Grab your pita chips!

I’ve got the best snack for your first official fall weekend!

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

This maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is rich with a bit of heat and makes for the perfect dipper! Whether it’s pita chips, carrots or crackers – or you use it as a spread on sandwiches, you’re going to LOVE it.

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite things to make at home, but in busy seasons, it goes by the wayside. Then once I make it again, I’m like whyyyyy do I not make a batch of this every single week?!

Yes, it’s great as a dip, but it’s even more versatile on sandwiches, on salads, in wraps – everything! And when it has a unique flavor, it makes meals even more delicious. 

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

In Everyday Dinners, I have a chapters on sauces and dressings that I love. It’s basically my fridge essentials – things I make each week that elevate meals and make them taste… well, different! Special and maybe fancy. Things that add a little oomph to otherwise normal weeknight meals.

And that’s what this hummus reminds me of! It belongs in the chapter too. It’s so flavorful and really adds a punch to any meal.

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

Also, this is super delicious on those roasted cauliflower pitas that I shared last week. It’s actually where I first got the idea! I used pumpkin hummus on the chipotle cauliflower (sort of like my favorite appetizer here) and figured that pumpkin chipotle hummus would be amazing too. With maple, because it’s fall.

Obviously. 

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

Here’s what you need for the hummus:

The regulars, like chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil.

Pumpkin puree! Maple syrup. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. 

Ice water, which is a trick to smooth the hummus out. 

If you want to use the trick of peeling your chickpeas before blending to get the smoothest hummus possible, you totally can do that. Sometimes I do – other times we’re just in survival mode over here when it comes to meals and snacks, so I forego it.

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

The toppings are the best part, right? Always. 

I love to add some pepitas (roasted and salted!) and then mix some adobo sauce and maple syrup. Drizzle it over top and it is serious heaven. Sweet and spicy, over hearty pumpkin hummus. (more…)

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