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Mexican Refried Bean Pizza [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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If you are having trouble deciding which cuisine to make for dinner, why not choose a dish that fuses elements of your favorite two together? This Mexican-inspired pizza uses refried black beans in place of tomato sauce on top of a classic pizza dough. Top it off with corn, avocado, and salsa for a truly delicious slice. And how could we forget this out-of-this world nacho cashew "cheese" sauce? Drizzle it on to your heart's content.

Mexican Refried Bean Pizza [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Soy Free Vegan

Calories

462

Serves

2-6

Cook Time

20

Ingredients

For the Pizza:

  • 1 store-bought pizza dough (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 can vegan refried black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/3 large avocado
  • A few tablespoons mango habanero salsa
  • Cilantro

For the Nacho Cheese Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Water, to thin out

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread half a can of refried beans on your pizza dough where you would normally put pizza sauce. Top with red onion rings and frozen corn. Bake for 12–14 minutes (or according to pizza crust instructions).
  2. While your pizza dough is cooking up in the oven, prep the rest of your toppings. Chop lettuce, slice avocados, and open up your favorite jar of salsa.
  3. In a blender, add your raw cashews and carrots and top with boiling hot water. Set aside for at least 10 minutes. Drain and add the rest of your sauce ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Add water, a tablespoon at a time to thin out to your desired consistency. Taste and season further if necessary.
  4. When your pizza dough is completely cooked through and to your desired crispiness, remove from oven and begin to top it. Start with shredded lettuce, then avocado, then salsa. Finally, add a huge drizzle of nacho “cheese” sauce and top the whole thing with cilantro and a fresh squeeze of lime.

Nutrional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 462 | Carbs: 60 g | Fat: 20 g | Protein: 15 g | Sodium: 572 mg | Sugar: 6 g

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Paris is a self-taught cook caught in a not-so-secret love affair with vegetables. She lives for Green Juice and French Fries and knowing that a well-balanced life means having both, and having them often. Inspired by her plant-based lifestyle this blog was born and so began the most delicious time of her life. Sharing easy to make recipes containing only a few ingredients and simple steps, you’ll be a plant-based home chef in no time.


 

 

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