Portobello Mushroom & Hummus Pizzas

Portobello Mushroom & Hummus Pizzas (from The Fat Free Vegan)

Ingredients:

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons pasta sauce
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • about 1/2 medium zucchini – shredded, chopped, or julienned
  • 2 tablespoons sweet red pepper, diced
  • 4 olives kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cups hummus (like this easy hummus or this pizza hummus)
  • fresh basil leaves or other herbs , minced

Directions:

  1. Wash the portobellos well. Cut off the stems and remove the gills with a spoon. Pat the insides dry and brush or spray both sides with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the inside with black pepper.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon of pasta sauce inside each mushroom and sprinkle it with garlic.
  3. Preheat oven to 400F.
  4. Place the sauced portobellos in a baking dish and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and top each one with equal portions of zucchini, peppers, and olives and sprinkle with dried basil and pepper.
  6. Return to the oven and cook until mushrooms are tender, abut 15 minutes.
  7. Place on a plate, drizzle with hummus and sprinkle with basil or other herbs.
  8. If desired, place the portobellos back under the broiler briefly to warm the hummus.
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