Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza

This festive Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza is bursting with flavors, loaded with tomatoes, corn, avocados and shredded cheese. The perfect lunch, dinner or snack.

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I have been in the mood lately for pizza,  but I wanted a pizza that wasn’t the traditional kind with pizza sauce.  I wanted one that was hearty, flavorful and loaded with lots of colorful veggies. Check out my Mediterranean Pumpkin Pizza.

I have been disappointed lately while being away from home in finding a pizza place that sells really good gluten-free pizzas. Not to mention how expensive they can be by the time to choose your favorite toppings.

I have found this really great place in Jacksonville that sells pretty good gluten-free vegan pizzas that don’t cost an arm and a leg. My husband found a place in Tampa that served great pizzas, while on a recent business trip.

Basically, the places are few and far apart. My hubby and I pretty much like the same flavors, olives, red onions, tomatoes, artichoke, jalapeno peppers, vegan cheese, pineapple (oh yes!). For a customized gluten-free pizza with those toppings, it can be pretty expensive.

Most of the time our children, pretty much love basic pizza with tomatoes and olives.

Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza

If you haven’t noticed as yet, I tend to love foods prepared with lots of vibrant colors.  Personally, I find that when I am eating a variety of colorful foods together in a dish, my taste buds are awakened by the bursts of different flavors and textures.

So I decided to make this Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza with a gluten-free vegan crust, topped with vegan cheese shreds (I used Daiya),  seasoned black beans, corn kernels and baked in a skillet. After baking, I then added freshly chopped tomatoes, avocados, and spring onions.

Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza

Just imagine biting into a slice of this pizza, it is the perfect weeknight dish that the entire family would enjoy. Daevyd enjoyed it very much that he had two slices.

For the crust, I blended a small potato with water then mix it with the dry ingredients to make the dough.

Ingredients

For: 1 pizza

Instructions

    For the crust
    1. Preheat oven 425 degrees F. Prepare 9-inch cast iron skillet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl combine brown rice flour, almond flour, flax seeds, baking powder and salt.
    3. Place potato and water in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
    4. Pour liquid mixture into flour mixture and stir. Using hands, form into a dough. It may be sticky, then add extra flour and if the dough is dry then add water.
    5. Transfer the dough to a parchment paper and roll using a rolling pin or just the palm of your hands.
    6. Place crust into a cast-iron skillet or a baking sheet.
    7. Bake for 20 minutes or until edges ar golden brown. Meanwhile, prepare the black beans.
    8. Remove from oven and layer crust with 1/2 cup cheese, black beans, corn, and remaining cheese.
    9. Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted.
    10. Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, avocados. Garnish with spring onions.
    Black Beans
    1. Heat oil in a small saucepan on medium-high. Add onions and saute until soft about 3 minutes.
    2. Stir in garlic, oregano, cumin and salt. Stir in black beans and cayenne pepper, cook for 3 minutes stirring constantly for flavors to blend. Remove from heat and set aside.

    Recipe notes

    Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza

    Notes: You can add your favorite toppings or double the crust to make a veggie pot pie.

    Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza

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