July 7, 2013 | Posted in:Dinner

Do you want a dish that will make even the biggest vegan skeptics begging you for more? Look no further than this Mexican Pizza!

This is adapted from Vegan Richa, who has incredible recipe ideas! (Thank you!)

I adore this recipe because it’s really easy. It’s unlike any kind of pizza most people have ever tasted. You can make it as mild -or hot- as you want. I’ve made this pizza for almost every non-vegan I know and they always seem blown away at how delicious and flavorful it is.

In fact, I’ve made it so many times that I’ve kind of made my own adaptations to the recipe.


Mexican Pizza

Soak Time: 8 hours/overnight

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes



1-2 pizza dough balls

1 can of refried beans (I do Old El Paso Fat Free refried beans, as it is the only one without lard)

1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 red onion

1-2 avocado

1-2 tbs olive oil

1/2 lime, squeezed

a small bunch of kale, chopped

salt/pepper to taste


Lemon & Lime Crema Ingredients:

1/2 cup cashews, soaked in water for 8 hours/overnight

1/2 tsp salt

1-2 garlic cloves

1/2 lemon, squeezed

1/2 lime, squeezed

lemon/lime zest


STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 400° F. Spread your pizza dough out on your cooking pan. Spread the refried beans on top of the dough. Place in the oven when ready. It should cook for about 20 minutes.






STEP 2: Create your lemon/lime crema. Drain your soaked cashews and place them in a food processor. Slowly fill up your food processor with water until it barely covers the top of your cashews. Turn your food processor on high. It might be a few minutes until they  become creamy.

After that, mix in your other ingredients. It may seem like a ton of flavor now, but you’ll thank me later when it’s on top of the pizza! Place in the refrigerator to cool.


Soaked cashews.

Soaked cashews.






STEP 3: Prepare your pizza toppings. In a bowl, combine the fruits/vegetables, oil, juice, and seasonings into the bowl and mix.




STEP 4: By this time, your dough should be ready! Take out the dough, spread out your toppings, and pour the Lemon/Lime crema on top!




STEP 5: Get to this thing as fast as possible before it’s all gone.


I LOVE to smother the heck out of this bad boy with hot sauce. It pairs so well with the coolness of the Lemon/Lime crema.


I’m drooling just looking at this thing. Stop what you’re doing right now and make this insanely tasty pizza!



Happy cooking!