Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NOW you're just CrAzY!

i know, i know. first butternut squash lasagna, then lima bean hummus, and now this. have i lost my mind or what? black beans on a pizza?!?!

don't screw up your face like that. it's actually really good. one of my favorite places to get pizza is aver's and they make a black bean and cilantro pesto pizza that rocks-(minus the cheese). well aver's is not cheap so i made my own version and topped it with follow your heart mozzarella. (((singing))) this-is-how-you-do-it...

i don't feel like paying for aver's black bean and cilantro pesto pizza

you'll need
  • 1 pizza crust- i used Pillsbury's, totally vegan (full of chemicals, but vegan) you can also do what my friend mari does and buy a ball of finished dough from a pizzeria for a couple of bucks, OR you can just make the damn thing.

  • 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed to get rid of that pesky sodiumy bean juice)
  • follow your heart mozzarella or another favorite vegan cheese. this isn't mandatory, the pizza is fine without it.

the sauce
  • 1 c. cilantro chopped
  • 1 handful of plain almonds
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 1t liquid smoke
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped

put all the sauce ingredients in a blender and puree the shit out of it. god, i love doing that. spread the pesto on the dough while you're pre-heating the oven at 350. top with beans, banana peppers, fake cheese, and jalapenos. bake for about 15 minutes.

1 comment:

pixiepine said...

Mmm sounds tasty! I too enjoy unusual food combos.