Chickpea-Herb Flatbreads


The "sauce" for this Mediterranean pizza-like recipe is a chunky spin on hummus that's made with chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), and piles of fresh herbs.

Chickpea-Herb Flatbreads pizza recipe
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 flatbreads


  • ½ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

  • cup water

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 cup mixed herbs such as fresh parsley, mint and cilantro leaves

  • 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 medium English cucumber, sliced

  • 6 green onions, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 flatbreads, pita bread rounds, or naan

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. For sauce: In a small bowl whisk together tahini, water, and garlic until smooth. Set aside 2 tablespoons. Stir lemon juice and salt into remaining sauce. Thin to drizzling consistency with water, if necessary.

  2. In a food processor combine 1 1/2 cups herbs and reserved 2 tablespoons sauce. Pulse until finely chopped. Add chickpeas, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse to form a coarse spread.

  3. For salad: In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and remaining 1/2 cup herbs. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; toss. Spread chickpea mixture on each flatbread. Top with salad; drizzle with sauce. Serve with lemon wedges.


The base of this flatbread dish is a chunky spin on hummus, made with chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon, cumin, and lots of herbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
16g Fat
62g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 847mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 42.5mg 213%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 5.1mg 28%
Potassium 627mg 13%
Folate, total 168.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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