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Meatless Monday: Mexican-style pizza

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Enjoy a pizza with color and flavor!

Have some fun with your pizza on a Meatless Monday! Try topping your pie with tasty ingredients usually reserved for Mexican-inspired salads or even burritos.

 Meatless Monday: Mexican-style pizza

The colors in this Meatless Monday recipe for Mexican-style pizza are amazing, but you'll probably like the flavors even more. You might not be used to putting these toppings on a pizza — zucchini, black beans, red peppers, romaine lettuce — but give it a go! The fresh vegetables and black beans tossed with lime juice and chili powder are packed with flavor, and the lettuce adds just the right amount of crunch!

Mexican-style pizza recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 (13.8 ounce) container prepared pizza dough
  • 6 ounces black beans
  • 1/3 cup small diced zucchini
  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup small diced red pepper, seeds and membrane removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus 1/4 cup
  • 2-3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven according to the package directions. Lightly spray a baking sheet with the nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Shape the dough out within the baking sheet, just barely to the edges, and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the black beans, zucchini, corn, red pepper, salt, pepper, chili powder and lime juice. Toss to combine and set aside.
  4. Evenly spread the 1/2 cup of cheese over the pizza dough. Next evenly spread a layer of romaine lettuce.
  5. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the lettuce to the edges of the pizza.
  6. Bake according to the pizza dough directions. Before the final minute or so of cooking, add the remaining shredded cheese over the pizza and continue to bake until done.
  7. Serve warm.

Enjoy this colorful, flavorful vegetarian pizza!

More Meatless Monday recipes

Brown rice- and spinach-stuffed portobello mushrooms
Banana-buttermilk and flaxseed pancakes
Veggie club sandwiches with garlic-avocado spread

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