Thursday, June 18

Mexican Pizza

Who loves mexican? Me! Er, let me rephrase that. Who doesn't love mexican? No one! I'm always in the mood for mexican because its just so easy to put together. Just throw a bunch of stuff in a tortilla and i'll be a happy camper. When I was younger, I used to always get mexican pizza from Taco Bell. They were soooo good! So, today I decided to make my own "adultified", healthy vegetarian version. I used my recipe for refried beans, whole grain tortillas and plain yogurt instead of sour cream! (but sometimes I do use low fat sour cream). Let the fiesta begin!

Mexican Pizza
2 tortillas
refried beans, recipe here
1 bunch green onions, sliced on the diagonal
diced tomatoes
cheddar cheese
yogurt or sour cream

1 Place tortilla in frying pan without oil, let heat and crisp up.
2 Spread a layer of refried beans over the entire surface of the tortilla and let heat through.
3 Add green onions, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce. I add a lot of green onions for the crunch.
4 Place second tortilla on top and let heat through and flip once cheese is melted.
5 Garnish with more toppings. Avocado would be good as well.

27 comments:

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Mexican and Pizza, my two favorite things. Yummy!! Can't wait to try this. Finally got around to trying the Chicken Parmesan Bake, it was so delicious! Have a wonderful weekend.

zoe said...

Karyn- Thats great! Im glad you liked it!

Pearl said...

thanks for visiting my blog! your mexican pizza looks great!

unconfidentialcook said...

I love this! I just saw Tyler Florence make something similar and was sold then....Thanks!

Grace said...

i ADORE mexican food, and i think a mexican pizza leaves the traditional pizza in the dust. such simple ingredients, such simple preparation, such delicious results. :)

Justin said...

i love making this kind of thing because I feel like you almost can't go wrong -- salsa, black beans, mushrooms, whatever. as long as you have warm tortillas and cheese, you're set.

girlichef said...

I do, I do!!! This is my kinda food...looks tasty :D

Sara said...

I love mexican food, and this looks really delicious! I bet my husband would love if I made these.

doggybloggy said...

this is definitely something I could sink my teethe into - beautiful and tasty I am sure!

Michele said...

Yum! So delicious looking!

Pam said...

I am always in the mood for Mexican food - this pizza is calling my name.

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

Cucinista said...

Love Mexican food + can't find decent Mexican in London = very sad eater. I have to make my own, so every recipe like this is a gift. Thank you!

Marta said...

Zoe! Once more you save my day: I have two packs of tortillas downstairs and I was contemplating what to do with them! This looks perfect since I have some frozen refried beans and all! Super!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

You're right, everyone loves Mexican! Why is that? Even healthy Mexican is delicious :-)

Kerstin said...

What a great idea, it looks delicious!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Mexican Pizza?! That's brilliant... and you're right who doesn't love mexican??

Joanne said...

Mexican is one of my favorite cuisines! I could eat it all day, every day. This is such a good, throw-together recipe. The theme for Meeta's Monthly Mingle this month over at What's For Lunch, Honey is Mexican Fiesta and you should totally consider entering this!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A mouthwatering recipe! Really scrumptious and tasty!

Cheers,

Rosa

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These dinners are the best! YUM!

nutmegnanny said...

Your pizza looks great and I bet it's a million times better than anything you could buy from Taco Bell:)

Olga said...

once again, gorgeous photos and such simple, but satisfying recipe.

I would totally add some avocados and cilantro.

Deseree said...

I too love mexican pizzas from Taco Bell, but have found that they are super easy and great to make at home too. Your recipe looks great!

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Hi Zoe,

Just checking in on you...have a great week, and I'm looking forward to another wonderful recipe!

5 Star Foodie said...

Mexican pizza sounds great! This would be very popular at my house!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This is so yummy - Make this a lot because it is so easy and there are so many possible variations!! Love it!

Maris said...

Your blog (and photos) are so beautiful! This recipe looks great and I love that you used whole grain tortillas too!