Happy Saturday, everyone! It's kind of a gloomy and rainy one here; the perfect sort of day for curling up with a good book and a cup of tea. Today's book of choice: the Hunger Games! I know, I know everyone's obsessed with it - but the premise really intrigues me, and I can't wait to start it.
But before I get to my little date with the book and some pomegranate green tea, I'm beyond delighted to share this recipe with you all! I must say that I can't take the credit for the original idea; my mom came up with it on a whim one day when she needed to come up with a dinner with what we had on hand. The end result has become a family classic. The best thing about it (well, besides the fact that it tastes awesome) is that you probably already have many of these ingredients in your cupboard already - and even if you don't, it's endlessly customizable.
I give you: Holy Pizzamole!
- 1 pizza crust
- 1 can of refried beans (my favorite are the refried black beans - I just used regular this time around, though)
- 2 avocados OR 2 packs of guacamole
- 1-2 tomatoes, chopped
- cheese (I used Daiya vegan cheese)
- black beans
- spices (pepper, basil, cilantro, prepackaged guacamole spices, etc.)
- whatever else you like on pizza!
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Open the pizza crust and put it on a baking sheet.
2. Open the can of refried beans and spread it across the crust. To ensure more even heating, you may want to heat up the beans before spreading them, either in the microwave or on a saucepan.
3. If you're using pre-made guacamole, spread that on top of the refried beans now. If you're using avocados, remove the pits, scoop the insides into a bowl, and mash them. Mix in some spices or herbs if you like (I recommend cilantro!) Then, spread the mixture on top of the refried beans.
4. Now you can add your toppings! You can really add as many as you like - just keep in mind that you will probably need to adjust the bake time accordingly. For this pizza, I added tomatoes, black beans, and Daiya vegan cheese. I recently tried spreading baby spinach leaves on top of the avocado before adding the rest of the toppings, and it was incredible!
5. Once your oven is preheated, pop in the pizza and wait! I left this version in for 20 minutes, since it was a thin crust. If you're using a thicker crust or have a lot of toppings, you may want to leave it in for longer.
The finished result:
6. Once it has cooled down for a few minutes, slice it up and enjoy!
Here's the outfit I came up with to coordinate with the pizza - the "dress" part of "Dressipes"! I never thought I would open my closet and say "I wonder how I can dress more like a guacamole pizza"...but such is the life of a style blogger.