So celebrate the day and enjoy a slice (or two)!! If you like to make pizza at home, try this Tex-Mex spin on the pie. The folks at READ Salads have come up with an easy recipe that’s ready in about 25 minutes, Southwestern Bean Mexican Pizza. Just six ingredients–a pre-baked crust, READ Southwestern Bean Salad, bacon, bell pepper, cheese and cilantro–make this pizza a winner.
With a can of READ Southwestern Bean Salad on hand, you can assemble a pizza on the spur of the moment with on-hand ingredients. Here’s one of our favorites. Make individual pizzas with large (7 to 8-inch diameter) flour or multigrain tortillas, or whole wheat pitas. Arrange the tortillas or pitas on baking sheets. Drain the bean salad well. Puree half of the can. Spread the puree over the tortillas or pitas. Top with remaining bean salad and other toppers: sliced green onion, chopped bell peppers, tomatoes, shredded spinach, sliced olives–whatever you have in the fridge! Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake 10 to 15 minutes at 350°F or until toppings are heated and cheese melts.