I took four years of Spanish, which is enough to know that the title of this blog post doesn’t make sense. The recipe doesn’t even serve five, but four.
But thats okay with me if it’s okay with you.
On to my version of Mexican Pizza, inspired by the awful yet satisfying Catholic school lunch I had many years ago. It’s only coincidental that it’s Mexico’s independence day – I could live on Mexican food and make it at least once a week.
Garbanzo bean flour tortilla batter:
2/3 cup flour
1.5 Tbsp ground flax
1 tsp cilantro (I had to use dried)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg white
~1 cup water (you want it just thinner than pancake batter)
I grilled mine on a hot fajita pan and got 4 “tortillas” from the batter. Spread the batter evenly with a spatula immediately after pouring in to the pan. Let them cook until completely solid on the first side (and lightly browned on the bottom) before flipping.
Pick you favorite veggies (I chose red, yellow, and green pepper and red onions).
I grilled the veggies in the same fajita pan since it was already nice and hot.
Assemble “pizzas” – top each tortilla with refried beans (fat free and vegetarian), veggies, and cheese, and put in a 400 degree oven for 7-9 minutes, until cheese is melted. I placed them directly on the oven rack (they should be sturdy enough).
Remove from oven and try not to burn your mouth. Or try not to forget to take a picture after adding awesome homemade guacamole and salsa.
Maybe I did that in my rush to enjoy one of these guys. Hopefully you’ll get the privilege of checking out a lunch time reappearance of this meal, guacamole and all.
If I can remember to take a half decent photo.
Approximate nutrition: 275 calories, 9 grams of fat, 25 grams carbs, 15 g protein
I had one sweet potato that I turned into “nachos” (topped only with some goat cheese) on the side. Fantastically satisfying meal. Terrible lack of decent photos.
I still think I should go out for Mexican this weekend just to make sure I celebrate enough. And eat some Mexican food that’s authentic enough to be mentioned without quotations.
Did you make Mexican food, go to a Mexican restaurant, or at least have a margarita?