September 24, 2012

Black Bean Nacho Pizza

We love BBQ and pesto pizzas, so one with a black bean spread sounded intriguing. Football Sunday was the perfect time to give it a go. The original recipe from Eating Well has a recipe for homemade whole-wheat pizza dough, but to save time I used the premade dough from Trader Joe's. It also called for olives and pickled jalapenos, which we left out but I would recommend adding. And I meant to add corn but forgot!

Vegan (with dairy-free cheese)
Recipe adapted from Eating Well

{For the bean spread}
1 1/2 cups black beans (or a 15 oz. can rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp salt

{For the pizza}
3 roma tomatoes
4 green onions
Shredded dairy-free cheese (Monterey Jack, 3 cheese blend, or other)
Whole wheat pizza dough
Cornmeal, for sprinkling
Optional: black olives, pickled jalapenos, corn, guacamole

Prepare the bean spread: rinse and drain black beans, chop red pepper. Place all five ingredients in food processor and process until smooth.
Preheat oven to 475.
Dice tomatoes and green onion.
Roll out pizza dough. Sprinkle cornmeal on pan (we use cast iron) and place pizza dough.
Evenly distribute the bean spread around the dough. Top with cheese, tomatoes, and green onion.
Bake for about 15 minutes, more or less depending on oven.

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  1. You always make me so hungry!!!! This looks delicious I'm going to have to make this soon! :)

  2. It has been on my list to create a Mexican style pizza, but you beat me to it! :) This looks delish!

  3. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try this!

  4. this looks so interesting! and delicious!

  5. Thank you for this! I use the Eating Well recipes all the time, but wasn't sure how to do this one since we don't have a grill! Thank you thank you thank you! :-)

    1. Hi Becky! Eating Well has some fantastic recipes, don't they? Hope you love this one! :)

  6. Hi again, Kaitlin!

    I had to comment on this post as well. :)

    My dad looooves making pizza, especially the dough (when he was in college in Nebraska, he was the dough guy for a local pizza chain). We've been trying for awhile to find a good taco/nacho pizza to pair with his homemade crust, and I think this will fit the bill nicely. That black bean spread looks amazing! Have you tried it without any cheese at all (we live in the boondocks, so ordering Daiya can get expensive)?

    1. I haven't tried it without the cheese since going vegan, but I bet it would still be good!! Or you could try cashew cheese maybe? This is my favorite "cheese" recipe I've tried so far:
      So good!! :)