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Leo’s Vegan Mexican Pizza

by jenny sansouci on February 9, 2010

I came home tonight to find my boyfriend Leo hard at work in the kitchen making an incredible creation – Vegan Mexican Pizza! Of course, I grabbed my camera immediately and documented his every move so I could share it with you guys.  :)

Here’s his step by step process of creating a delicious, indulgent, healthier version of the Taco Bell favorite – using organic ingredients. I assure you, it beats Taco Bell any day. Plus, its vegan, yo!

**Please note: most vegan meat/dairy substitutes are not a regular part of a whole foods diet. Use them as a treat, a once-in-awhile type of thing if you’re going to have them…and please buy organic/minimally processed/least amount of ingredients possible!

First step is to spread some non-dairy sour cream on an Ezekiel tortilla, and sprinkle it with scallions.

scallions

Spread on some vegetarian refried beans (organic Whole Foods brand used here)

refried-beans

Next, add some vegetarian meat crumbles (Boca brand used here). Leo sauteed these crumbles with onions, garlic and taco seasoning first.

veggie-meat

Next…add some salsa and sprinkle vegan cheese on top! Leo used my new favorite – Daiya vegan cheese.

daiya-cheese

Now – sprinkle with fresh chopped tomatoes and onions, and pop these suckers in the oven on broil.

mexican-pizza

As soon as the cheese looks melty and the tortilla edges are starting to brown (less than 10 minutes), its ready.

mexican-pizza

Top with guacamole and drizzle with hot sauce and more scallions (or even better, cilantro – we were out). Cut into pizza slices and pat yourself on the back. You just made an awesome vegan meal.

pizza-slice

Thanks, Leo, for this genius recipe.




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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Ray February 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Wow, this looks great! I can’t wait to try it…….

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Alexandra April 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

MMM!!!! looks amazing! Gotta love daiya cheese! Wish my bf would cook for me!

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