Black Bean Pizza

Yields: 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 purchased thin whole wheat or whole grain pizza crust (12-14″/30-35 cm in diameter)
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 mL) cooked black beans OR 1 – 14 oz can (398 ml) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) hot sauce
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) chopped onion
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup (125 ml) salsa
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ of a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh parsley (or cilantro), chopped
  • ½ cup (125 ml) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet; bake at 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Mash beans with a fork; combine beans and next 5 ingredients (beans through garlic) in medium bowl, stirring to combine. Spread bean mixture over crust, leaving a 1-inch border.
  4. Spoon salsa evenly over bean mixture; top with tomato and spinach. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  5. Bake at 375°F (180°C) for 15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Garnish with parsley.