Friday, July 22, 2011

80--- Grilled Taco Pizza

We harvested some beautiful salad greens from our garden. They are small and tender and so delicious. Most people would think "Salad!". My first thought was "Taco Pizza!".

I used raw tortillas for these pizzas. They are made by Tortilla Land and they are the only ones I use anymore! Fresh = Fantastic. Our taco pizzas were vegetarian, but you can add any variety of toppings to make them your own!

Grilled Taco Pizza
Makes 5

5 uncooked tortillas (you may use regular 10" flour tortillas if you must)
1 1/2 cup low fat refried beans, try mine
1/2 cup water
1 large yam, sliced into 1/2" thick rounds
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp ancho chile powder
2 tsp ground cumin, divided
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
1 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup tomato, seeded and chopped
3-4 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced into thin rounds (or feta)
2 1/2 cups fresh salad greens

Preheat and clean grill. Spray grill rack with baking spray. In a large dish, toss yam rounds with 1 Tbsp chile powder, salt, and 1 tsp cumin. Place yam rounds onto grill rack over medium heat and cook for ~2-3 minutes on each side, until just cooked through. Remove and set aside to cool slightly. When cool, cut into 1/2" cubes.

Place refried beans in a medium nonstick saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp cumin and 2 tsp chile powder. Heat on low until warm.

On clean grill rack, place tortillas (two were all that would fit at one time on mine). Cook over medium-low heat. When grill marks appear, remove from grill. On side with marks, spread 1/3 cup refried beans, chopped yams, chopped onion, jalapenos (if desired), fresh chopped tomato, and cilantro. Place a few mozzarella slices (or feta) evenly onto toppings. Return pizza to grill for additional 3-4 minutes, until cheese is melted and tortilla is crispy.

Remove from grill and place 1/2 cup fresh salad greens onto pizza and slice into quarters. Garnish with salsa if desired and serve.

Nutrition info per 1 pizza: 260 calories, 5 g fat, 10 g protein, 40 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber


  1. i still havent tried grilled pizza! i need to get on that :)

    i love taco pizza! yours looks delish!

  2. That sounds awesome! I'd leave it vegetarian, too. I love beans and veggies. Yum!