Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tostada Pizza

I love pizza. I love Mexican food. Why not combine the two?  I am one of those people who loves cold crisp salads piled on hot foods. Like salad on top of my pizza. I often order tostadas in Mexican restaurants. So...viola... Tostada Pizza. Thin crispy crust, fried beans,melted cheese, romaine lettuce tossed with ranch dressing, and traditional taco toppings such as chopped onions, shredded cheese,salsa and olives. The final touch is crushed corn tortilla chips. So very good! I think this is going on my Super Bowl menu next month, Enjoy...

Tostada Pizza
(makes one 14 oz pizza)

I/2 pizza dough recipe (homemade or store bought) 
1/2 cup refried beans
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup torn romaine lettuce
1-2 tablespoons ranch dressing
2 tablespoons kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 cup crushed corn tortilla chips
chopped red onion
sour cream (if desired)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add dough ball to lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll into a 14 inch circle. (It does not have to be perfect. A rustic look is more authentic.) Roll the dough up around the rolling pin to make it easier to move. Unroll the dough onto a pizza stone or baking sheet which has been lightly oiled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with coarse cornmeal. (the cornmeal adds a delicious flavor and helps ensure the pizza dough will not stick to the pan.) Spread beans over pizza dough. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese over beans. Bake in preheated oven 15-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. Remove from oven.

Toss lettuce with ranch dressing. Top with remaining cheese, olives and tortilla chips. Add onion, salsa and sour cream as desired. Cut into wedges and serve.

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