Rainbow Vegetable Hummus Flatbread is a healthy lunch, dinner or appetizer option ready in 15 minutes! These tasty bites are the perfect recipe to use the abundance of fresh produce this season!
Here’s the situation…your kids are tired of sandwiches and pizza and you don’t want to cook, yet want something healthy on the table quickly. Enter Rainbow Vegetable Hummus Flatbread. This is one of the quickest meals you can throw together and everyone will love it!
The other nice thing about this meal is that it is so easily adaptable to fit different flavor profiles. Mix and match veggies, cheese, hummus and even crust flavors. But don’t add marinara because then it becomes pizza and this is NOT pizza!
Pizza vs. Flatbreads
Note on pizza vs. flatbreads…..While we as adults associate these items as the same thing, they are not to young children. If you are trying to sell a “Hummus Vegetable Pizza”, the kids will immediately conjure up a traditional pizza in their head and may be very surprised when you place this flatbread in front of them.
When presenting this recipe to my children, I use the flatbread term and make sure to say this is similar, but not exactly like pizza. This explanation removes any preconceived notions of what they may have expected.
It is also a good idea to cut this dish differently from a pizza. I usually make pizzas in rounds and cut slices in triangles or a as a rectangle and cut in squares. Flatbreads are easier to cut in long or shorter rectangles, so the dish will look different in presentation as well.
The language and presentation of foods is really important…especially to kids!
“Hi guys! Would you like a slice of vegetable pizza or a Rainbow Vegetable Hummus Flatbread?” These are two different options and I think it is important to clarify to children what they are eating. No tricks here!
Rainbow Vegetable Hummus Flatbread
Gather and prep all of your ingredients to start because this dish comes together quickly. Have you noticed I use glass mixing bowls for most of my recipe preparation? We received our glass bowls as a wedding present over sixteen years ago and I use them every single day. Not one has broken; unbelievable!
It’s so easy to make your own hummus using my Classic Hummus Recipe. I suggest making the hummus at a convenient time when you are meal prepping for the week. Store-bought hummus is a fine alternative for this recipe.
First, generously spread hummus on top of a piece of whole wheat Naan bread. I love Naan for this recipe, but whole wheat pita bread works just as well.
Next, sprinkle raw grated carrots on top of the hummus and place the steamed and sliced broccoli florets so that they lie flat on the flatbreads. Layer desired amount of julienned spinach and sliced Roma tomatoes.
Finally, sprinkle the grated cheese (I used extra sharp Cheddar) on top of the vegetables.
Bake at 350 degrees on cookie sheet for approximately five minutes or until cheese is melted to your taste.
Slice with a pizza cutter and serve! If you are serving as a main course, a simple green salad would be a nice accompaniment to the flatbread. This is also a great appetizer option to cut into smaller rectangles before serving.
Feel free to switch up the veggies and cheese depending on your preference or what you have on hand. I think red peppers or mushrooms would be a nice addition to this recipe.
My kids began immediately discussing a version with olives and tomatoes. I love that they tried this version and now want to create their own recipes, so next time I will place a lot of options on the countertop and let everyone create their own flatbreads.
Please try my Rainbow Vegetable Hummus Flatbread and let me know in the comments if you have any yummy adaptations. Also, please tag @restandrelish on Instagram and pin to Pinterest for later to try. I love hearing from you guys!
If you are looking for other ways to incorporate more vegetables in your family’s diet, check out my Versatile Veggie Tomato Sauce! It is a great sauce for a more traditional pizza.
Rainbow Vegetable Hummus Flatbread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place flatbreads on top of cookie sheet. Spread the hummus evenly on each slice of flatbread.
- Sprinkle the grated carrots evenly on top of the hummus. Lay the broccoli flat side down on top of the hummus.
- Distribute the sliced spinach and tomatoes on top of the hummus.
- Sprinkle desired amount of Cheddar cheese on top of layered vegetables.
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately five minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Vertically slice flatbreads and serve immediately.