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vegan mexican pizza

Vegan Mexican Pizza

This vegan mexican pizza is made of creamy refried beans, sauteed vegetables, hearty corn tortillas, and is topped with a dreamy cilantro lime crema. This oil free whole food plant based casserole makes a delicious Mexican feast and is a great freeze ahead meal.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 297 kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13 lasagna pan
  • high speed blender
  • non stick frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package corn and wheat tortilla blend or just corn or wheat tortillas
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernals
  • 1 cup jarred roasted red pepper strips chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1/4 cup canned diced mild green chilis
  • 1/4 cup shallot diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups tomato sauce canned

For the Cilantro Lime Crema

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 canned mild chilis
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 clove garlic diced

Instructions
 

  • If you do not have a high speed blender, boil water and pour it over your cashews. Soak for one hour, then drain.
  • Pour your cashews into a blender. (No need to soak them if you have a high speed blender). Add the cilantro, nutritional yeast, water, garlic, mild chilis, salt and lime juice. Blend until completely smooth. Set aside.
  • Mix the refried beans with the water to make them more spreadable. Set aside.
  • In a non stick frying pan, combine the kidney beans, corn, bell peppers, olives, diced green chilis, shallot, cumin, and chili powder. Add a few tablespoons of water to keep from sticking. Add about 1/4 cup of the crema to this mixture and cook over medium heat until the shallots are transluscent and the vegetables are warmed through. Remove from heat.
  • To assemble the casserole, spray the bottom of the lasagna pan with non stick spray (if necessary). Pour about 1/2 cup of tomato sauce in the bottom of the pan and spread evenly. Cover the sauce in a layer of tortillas. You may have to tear some peices off of additional tortillas to fill in the gaps. Cover the layer of tortillas in another 1/2 cup of tomato sauce.
  • Over the tomato sauce, spread half of the refried beans and top with half of the vegetable mixture. Cover with another layer of tortillas and top with 1/2 cup tomato sauce, the rest of the refried beans, and the rest of the vegetable mixture.
  • Top with the another layer of tortillas and cover with the last 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle the cilantro lime crema all over the top of the casserole. Allow to cool for five minutes, then slice into pieces and serve.
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