March 6, 2011

Healthy Options Recipe: Black Bean Pizza

Posted in Diet, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Recipe, Nutrition, Recipe at 11:24 PM by lanaholt

Recipes developed by Marge Perry (fitnessmagazine.com)

Instead of: Bean Burrito
Try: Black Bean Pizza

Why it’s healthier: We ditched the tortilla (which can add 300 calories) and cut back on cheese.

4 servings Cook: 20 minutes
Prep: 12 minutes

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INGREDIENTS
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup thawed frozen corn kernels
4 plum tomatoes, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 avocado, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
16 ounces pizza dough, regular or whole-wheat
1 cup finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. and place an empty baking sheet on the middle rack.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the blackbeans, corn, tomatoes, scallions, cumin, chili powder, avocado, salt and black pepper; set aside.
3. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough into a 13-inch circle. Transfer to warmed baking sheet and crimp the edges slightly to form a lip at the edge of the crust. Top with black bean mixture, sprinkle with the cheese and bake 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cut into 8 slices and serve.

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