Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mexican Pizza


This is a very simple recipe for those lazy evenings when you don't feel like making anything elaborate for dinner or don't have time. Plus, it just tastes awesome!

I used store bought whole wheat tortillas and topped them with quick sauteed onions, garlic, red bell peppers, olives and salsa. Let's not forget the cheese. It was habanero jack cheese! Overall, the pizzas were filling, yet light. Adding a little bit of homemade guacamole put them over the top. California pizza kitchen ain't got nothing on these babies!!

Ingredients:

Red onion - 1 medium, sliced
Red bell pepper - 1 medium, cut in half and sliced into strips
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
Chipotle in adobo - 2, chopped finely
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Black olives without pits - 15-20, coarsely chopped
Salsa (I used store bought) - about 4 tbsp (enough to just coat each tortilla)
Whole wheat or flour tortillas - 4
Guacamole - optional
Pepper jack or habanero jack cheese - about 1/2 -1 cup, depending on your preference
Salt to taste
Oil

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. Drizzle a little bit of oil in a skillet. When hot, add the onions, bell peppers and garlic. Saute until the veggies are just barely crisp-tender. Add the chipotle, cumin powder, and salt and toss for another few seconds. Remove from the heat.

3. Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray or lightly coat it with oil. Place the tortillas on the pan and bake for 2 minutes (makes a crispier crust). Then, coat the tortillas with salsa, cheese, sauteed veggies, and olives. Bake again for about 7-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

4. Serve hot garnished with guacamole and scallions, if desired. Enjoy!

Hot and Spicy!

We loved these so much that I'm sending them to sweet Dhivi for her AWED event with the theme of Mexican food!



Craving more Mexican??

Take a look at my Veggie Enchiladas and Veggie Quesadillas.

28 comments:

Cham said...

Oh that looks amazing ur dish! It is yummy and gooey!

Vani said...

Colorful & beautifu1, Kalai! Nice entry for AWED :)

DK said...

OMG! I can jus eat one slice of it and go all the way to heaven and come back ( lest my husband starts thrashing me for deserting him ;-) )

This is simply amazing! U r one creative girl! :) and you do luv ur mexican food! Luking at these makes all of us luv it too :) Thanks for sending it to the event :)

Divya Vikram said...

wow..looks too yummy!

Namratha said...

Using Tortillas as pizza bases is simply a brilliant idea, good one Kalai :)

Sagari said...

pizza looks very colorfull kalai

Sig said...

Beautiful, and simple.. great job Kalai!

Uma said...

looks so delicious, Kalai! Lovely presentation.

Asha said...

That is our fave order whenever we go to Taco bell, looks yummy!:))

easycrafts said...

Nice one dear

Medhaa said...

Looks yumm and what a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Uma said...

Hi Kalai,

I have tagged you for a short meme! Please check out my blog.

Prema Sundar said...

Mexican pizza sounds interesting...

Madhavi said...

WOW maxican pizza looks mouthwatering, jus awesome, thanxx for sharing :))

Pravs said...

Lovely pizza ! Love the toppings.

Kalai said...

Thanks, Cham and Vani! :)

Dhivi, you are too sweet! Thanks for the ultra kind comment! :)

Divya, thank you! :)

Namratha, I try, I try. :)

Sagari, Sig and Uma, glad you liked it! :)

Kalai said...

Thanks, Ashakka! :)

EC, Medhaa, my pleasure! :)

Prema, hope you try it sometime. :)

Madhavi, so glad you liked it, dear. :)

Pravs, thanks so much! :)

Siri said...

the pizza looks gorgeous Kalai, as DK said, u are ultra-talented.:D Great entry dear :D

Siri

Maheswari said...

That's looks tempting girl!..i love pepperjack cheese.Pizz looks delicious..

Daily Meals said...

Hi Kalai! Pizza looks colourful and yummy.

Dhivya said...

Hi kalai!pizza looks so wonderful!!!As usual pictures r amazing!!

Thanks for the wishes!!!Yep I choosed the name from that tamil movie only!I was totally impressed and I love jenilia's charcter to!he he he

Revathi said...

That really looks cheesy and yummy !!!

sra said...

Hi Kalai, how are you doing? Like the pictures.

Priya Balchand said...

Pizza is juicy Juicy and yummy... This is first time here and I am a new blogger..
Would like to keep in touch .. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations for winning those awards. You deserve the yummy blog.

Bhags said...

nice pics kalai and seems to be an heavenly pizza

Madhavi said...

Hi kalai, i tagged u for top 10 pictures meme, check my blog and do it if u r ok :))

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW! this is a wonderful idea... Love it.... Nice pics...

Lisa said...

Simple perhaps, but not lacking in flavour. A good choice for Dhivi's event!