Friday, June 1, 2012

Black Bean Pizza

This is so delicious- a healthy alternative to traditional pizza.

1 Pizza Shell precooked - click here for our recipe
1 Medium chopped Onion
1 Clove Garlic Minced
1 Tb. Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Zucchini or Summer Squash 
2 Cups Cooked Black Beans, drained
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
2 tsp. Basil
2 tsp. Oregano
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

In a skillet saute the onions and garlic in oil, when translucent add zucchini and cook for only a minute or so.  Add the tomatoes, herbs, and beans and bring to a boil. Boil uncovered for about 2 minutes, reduce heat and simmer until mixture is saucy. Lay down a layer of cheese on the baked pizza shell. Top the pizza shell with the bean mixture. Add the rest of the cheese and cook in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble.

Don't limit yourself to only using zucchini in this dish. Look for vegetables that are in season or use veggies from your garden. Eggplant, corn, or bell pepper would be delicious additions or substitutions.

Check here for our post on how to cook dried black beans.

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