Mar 7, 2011

Meatless Monday: Black Bean Pizza

In February, my husband and I decided to go meatless on Monday to help promote our heart health. And now this is just a normal Monday, I don't even think about it anymore. It is also helping me get out of a food/cooking rut. I decided that I would make something new every Monday for at least 3 months.

Tonight we had Black Bean Pizza and it was delicious. Brett rated it the best meatless meal we have made since we started the challenge. I put it at number two behind the Rice and Bean Tostadas. You can find that recipe here. The kiddos loved it with Molly being the only one who didn't inhale it. But she did eat it which isn't saying much since that kid eats anything.

Black Bean Pizza
1 10oz refrigerated pizza dough
2 cups cooked black beans (or 1 can rinsed and drained)
4T cilantro
2T salsa
1T cumin
1T hot pepper sauce
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese (your choice)
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion

1.Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
2. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Unroll pizza dough and transfer to cookie sheet and prick generously with a fork. Bake for 7-10 minutes until lightly browned.
3. While pizza dough cooks combine beans, cilantro, salsa, hot pepper sauce, and garlic in food processor.
4. Spread bean mixture over pizza crust.
5. Top with cheese, green onion, and bell peppers. Bake 10 minutes.

Optional: Top with salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.

Cooks notes: I think this would be great with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes on top. (Put on after it cooks) I love tostada pizza and the lettuce and tomato would give it that taste. Also, if you don't love garlic, cut it in half.


  1. I saw your comment on another blog. How fun to find so many other bloggers with twins! Why didn't I try to find these blogs before?

    (My husband is from Las Vegas, though we live in Arkansas.)

  2. Yummy! That looks good! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow, that looks really good. Any kind of pizza is okay by me! :-) I am your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hops. Love your blog! You can find me at:

    Have a great day! :-)



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