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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Fiesta Pizza


A very tasty combination of two of my favorite things - pizza and Mexican flavors. The only thing missing was the guacamole (my avocado was black inside - hate that!)

This was a delicious change of pace for pizza and pretty darn healthy. Salsa substitutes for tomato sauce, then black beans and cheese provide the serious toppings. That alone makes an awesome pizza. But, if you want more, top the baked pizza with shredded lettuce, more salsa, olives, guacamole, jalapenos, chopped cilantro! Then you'll really have a Fiesta Pizza!

Recipe:
Pizza dough (I used Trader Joe's plain pizza dough, cornmeal version would be a good choice here or your fav. pre-prepared pizza crust)
Your favorite salsa
10 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup Monterey jack cheese, grated
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
shredded lettuce (optional)
Scallions sliced
jalapenos on top (optional)
Guacamole (optional)

Preheat oven to 450 with pizza stone and roll out pizza dough (or follow premade pizza crust instructions). Cover the dough/crust with your favorite salsa, minimalizing the amount of liquid. Add black beans and spread over dough/crust. Top with your grated cheeses. Cook on pizza stone (mine took 14 minutes). Top with shredded lettuce, scallions, jalapenos, salsa, and guacamole!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Fat Pants said...

It looks to die for

1:07 PM  
Blogger farmgirl said...

What a great idea. It looks absolutely scrumptious! And I think I have all those ingredients hanging around. . . : )

3:16 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Italian + Mexican = LOVE!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Go for it, guys - this was a hit!

8:40 PM  
Blogger MonkeyBites said...

I'll have to try this. I must admit, I once was in love with taco bell's version. At least this one is healthy too!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Vespa Woolf said...

I made my own cornmeal crust since ready-made aren't available in Peru. I used the toppings you suggested here and the pizza was delicious! Thank you! When you have time, please check out my recipes and see if there's anything you can use: http://vespawoolf.hubpages.com/.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Vespa - so psyched to hear this recipe made it to Peru! I will check out your recipes!

6:21 PM  

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