Friday, June 20, 2014

80--- Beet Pizzas with Cashews and Arugula

Beets are just one of those foods.  You love 'um or you hate 'um.  But if you're in the "hate 'um" club, I really think you should give them another chance.  They are so good for you! And a pizza is the perfect chance for that second date.

Beet Pizzas with Cashews and Arugula
Serves 4

4 medium beets, washed well and sliced into 1/4" thick slices (no need to peel them!)
Dashes of salt and pepper
Olive oil spray
4- 10" tortillas
1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped
2 cups baby arugula leaves
3-4 oz crumbled feta cheese
4 small shallots, sliced thin

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place beet slices onto a baking sheet that has been prepared with olive oil spray.  Spray beets with additional olive oil, then sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, flipping slices halfway through cooking.  Remove from oven when soft.

Lay tortillas on a separate ungreased baking sheet.  Spray each tortilla with olive oil, then lay beet slices evenly on tortillas.  Sprinkle each pizza with cashews, feta, and shallots, then top with 1/2 cup baby arugula leaves.  Sprinkle each pizza with salt and ground black pepper.  Place baking sheet into the 400 degree oven and bake pizzas for 5-6 minutes.  When tortillas are slightly firm (but not crisp), transfer pizzas directly to the middle rack of the oven to finish cooking for 3-5 minutes (watch closely).

Remove pizzas from the oven when crisp and lightly browned on the edges and bottom.  Cut each into quarters and serve!

Nutrition Info per 1 pizza: 304 calories, 14 g fat, 10 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g fiber


  1. This looks great. I do have a question about raw cashews. I have read online that raw cashews contain urushiol, the same substance found in poison ivy, and for that reason most of our "raw" cashews in the U.S. are actually steamed to eliminate any risk of allergic reaction. Do you happen to have any information about the risks of raw cashews (if, in fact there are any) that you could share?

  2. This looks great. Thanks for create this wonderful post :)