Mormon Moms for Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Cooking!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beans, Beans, The Magical FRUIT! Week 5

Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit! Mini Series, Week 5: Cilantro Bean Dip and Mexican Pizza
Cilantro bean dip

Take 2 cups of cooked salty beans or 1 28-30 oz can of pinto beans,

put in food processor with:

1 cup of your favorite salsa,

1/3 cup of washed fresh cilantro,

and 1 TBS cumin or more to taste.

Process until smooth and creamy

Add more salsa to get the consistency of your liking.
This is a great party food served with chopped vegetables and tortilla chips on the side. We like to make this and put it in quesadillas. Which are great for a packed lunch to school.
It is also our very favorite on top of our home made Mexican pizza.

Mexican Pizza

One home made pizza dough (or Trader Joe's 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough if you're in a pinch)

One part pizza sauce mixed with one part salsa on top of crust (about 1/4 -1/3 cup total).

Spread Cilantro bean dip on top of sauce (1/2-3/4 cup should do it).

Bake until dough is ready (about 8 minutes at 450).

Take out of oven, add shredded Colby jack cheese sparingly (only if you need cheese) or go without.

Continue topping with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, and green onions.

Nothing makes a Friday night shine like home made Mexican Pizza!

Well, that's it for our Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit! Mini Series This Mini Series has been a great start to my love for beans. All of these recipes have been introduced with the salty pinto beans, but you can cook any bean in the crockpot with the same success. Sad it's over? Don't worry... I haven't even touched my white bean and lime chili, hummus, enchiladas, or falafels. My love for beans is long and deep. You can't go wrong with making this one of the first things you use to show your family that "Vegetarian" food still tastes good. It has the added bonus of being an extremely affordable food item. I hope you give all of these bean recipes a try and remember,

The secret ingredient is love!

-Ronda

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1 comment:

Senessa said...

I made this last night and it's the most delicious meal EVER!!! The cilantro bean dip is addicting, can't wait to bust that out at a PARTY :)

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