The husband and I just got back from a trip to San Francisco. We had a fantastic time eating and drinking. Believe it or not, towards the end of the trip, I started missing fruits and veggies! We had so many sandwiches, burgers, fries, drinks, that I just needed a break!
On the way home I made the husband stop off at the grocery store to pick up some fresh fruits and veggies. I need to get home (after a 5 hour flight and 2 hour commute) and juice! I came home and made an Orange, Apple, and Ginger Juice and a Green Citrus Monster. I’ve been drinking a glass of each every day and feel oh-so-healthy.
Dinner has been pretty healthy too since our return. We’ve been trying to go Paleo, but mainly just eating more fruits and veggies and less carbs. So, for dinner tonight, I browsed the great internet looking for yummy recipes. I found recipes for Paleo pizza, but most of them had beef crusts. Wanting something vegetarian, I kept hunting. Then I came across a Black Bean Crust Pizza – perfect! I was craving Mexican food, so I was going to make mine a Mexican style crust, rather than the Italian seasoned version in the recipe.
Black Bean Crust Mexican PizzaMakes 1 thin 10″ pizza for 1 to 2 people Ingredients
1 can Pinto Beans, rinsed & drained
1 tsp Fiesta Dip Seasoning
1 tsp Garlic Power
1 tsp Taco Seasoning
1 tsp Red Pepper flakes
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Toppings
2-3 tbsp Enchilada Sauce
2 tbsp Taco Cheese
2 tbsp Green Onions
5-6 Olives chopped Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
Gather all the ingredients above and blend together until a smooth, creamy mixture is made.
Scoop the mixture into the lined / prepared pan. Spread into a 10″ circle.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from heat when the edges look dry.
Gather your toppings.
Add the enchilada sauce, cheese, green onions, and olives. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Serve warm with Avocado Margarita (Recipe to come tomorrow!)
Watch your husband eat the whole thing in less time than it took to make! ;)
We ended up eating the pizza with forks because my crust was too creamy. I did add a little water while blending the crust together and I guess that made it a bit too creamy. Don’t be me and have some patience and let it combine naturally! The hubby and I were completely full after eating the pie. It’s a great quick meal and you could easily change up the toppings. I’ll definitely be making it again, especially with the Avocado Margarita!