No Stress 10 Minute Vegan Mexican Pizza
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan, Mexican
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Serves: 4-5
 
The easiest, quickest and most nutrition packed vegan pizza recipe you'll find. Brimming with nutrition, packed with protein, it takes only minutes to make!
Ingredients
  • 4-5 low fat, whole wheat (or gluten free) tortillas
  • one 8 oz. bag of Daiya cheese (optional)
  • a jar of your favorite pizza or spaghetti sauce
  • toppings of your choosing: olives, pineapples, sliced apples, etc.
  • favorite herb for garnish: green onions, cilantro, parsley, etc.
"Refried Beans"
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cups water
  • 1 lb. precooked, well drained beans of your choice
  • ½ cup water (in addition to ⅓ cup from above)
  • ½ cup low fat pizza or spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder or your favorite seasoning
  • salt to taste
Instructions
"Refried Beans"
  1. peel and dice onion and garlic
  2. preheat skillet on high heat, add onion and garlic
  3. when you hear the sizzle, stir, and keep an eye on the skillet--the moment you see that onions begin to stick to the pan, splash a little bit of water (out of the ⅓ cup) and stir
  4. keep doing so until onions are lightly browned (if you are an experienced cook, you can step away from the stove to do something else, otherwise, keep standy) [if you are not sure how to make this process happen, here is a handy HOW-TO video to give you visual instructions]
  5. place beans, sautéed onions/garlic, ½ cup pizza/spaghetti sauce, chili powder, and salt into a food processor and blend until smooth; if you need to pause the processor to scrape beans off sides, do so
  6. if you desire a thinner bean consistency add more water, as needed
Pizzas
  1. (if making a closed-face, casadia style pizza, use half of the ingredients)
  2. take a tortilla and spread ½ cup, or more, of refried beans over it
  3. spread ½ cup (or more) of spaghetti sauce over beans
  4. sprinkle with ½+ cup Daiya cheese
  5. add favorite toppings
Oven Method
  1. have oven preheated to 375 degrees
  2. place pizza on a baking sheet, and slide in the oven
  3. bake until golden brown and crunchy on the bottom (for open face pizzas, or flip half-way through for casadia pizzas), and cheese has melted--this might take 5-7+ minutes
Skillet Method
  1. if you are pressed for time, or simply want to use less energy/gas, the skillet method might be for you--I use it 60% of the time. I find that it yields faster results and allows me to achieve the perfect crust crispness more evenly
  2. preheat a non-stick or cast iron skillet on high
  3. place pizza in (if casadia style, place the side with cheese on top, face down first; if making open faced pizza, you will reduce heat to medium-low and cover the skillet, so cheese can melt) and reduce heat to medium or medium low
  4. “bake” until each side is perfectly browned, but not overbaked
  5. remove from heat, slice, garnish
  6. give a couple of minutes to cool off and enjoy
Recipe by Vegalicious at http://www.vega-licious.com/10-minute-vegan-pizza/