Thursday, March 24, 2011

Black Bean Pizza

Black Bean Pizza
Recipe adapted from Fitness Magazine
Makes 4 Servings

1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
20 cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ cup chopped scallions
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
16 oz. pizza dough
3 oz. 75% reduced fat cabot cheddar cheese
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
Hot sauce to taste

Preheat the oven to 450. In a medium bowl, combine black beans, tomatoes, scallions, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Roll dough into a circle. Top with tomato sauce, sprinkle with hot sauce and spread using the back of a spoon. Then top with black bean mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Nutritional Information: 419 calories, 73 carbs, 6 fat grams and 19 protein grams.

Review: Spicy & YUMMY. The seasonings added a lot to this but my favorite was probably the juicy tomatoes. I topped mine with a bit of fat-free sour cream, and could see adding cilantro. The original recipe called for corn, but that was just too carby for me! Speaking of carbs, yes, 73 is a good bit. I normally don't go about 60 on a recipe, but this is a great, protein-packed meatless option that i'm sure I'll be having again. It was simple to put together and a great weeknight meal. It also reheated well - I just wrapped it in foil and brought it to work!

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Lisa said...

I could eat black beans with anything and this looks REALLY good.

Frugalista said...

YUMMMMMY! I love beans and pizza.

Nicole said...

Looks good!!

The Health Goddess said...

I love black beans and I looooove pizza!

This is such a cool little bloggy. all of your recipes look SO good!