Spicy Pizza With Pepperjack Daiya

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I don’t have much to say about this unique pizza from Vegan Planet except…YOU MUST MAKE IT.

spicy bean pizza with daiya

Seriously.  This is a pizza like no other.  The book bills it as a spicy black bean pizza, but guys…this is a burrito pizza.  Part of the topping is a soaked and pureed chipotle chili.  The rest of it, as the recipe goes, is salsa, black beans, and minced fresh cilantro.

spicy vegan bean pizza slices
I took a few liberties with the recipe to make the pizza more substantial.  First, I had spinach left over from making breakfast burritos, so I chopped some of that up and mixed it in with the other topping ingredients.  I love spinach in burritos so I figured it would make a good addition–and it did!  Second, I sprinkled a cup of pepperjack Daiya shreds on top for extra spice.  For the salsa, I used Salpica brand Texas Picante, but I’d love to try it with fresh, homemade stuff when tomatoes come in season.  I also used a mix of black and red beans since that’s what I had on hand.

vegan spicy pizza closeup
So, make this pizza the next time you want something a little different.  Since it’s a nicely spicy pizza, I wouldn’t recommend using a hot salsa on it.  Unless that’s how you roll, of course.

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Sam has been a vegan since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of vegan food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a member of Toastmasters International and currently serves as part of the Capital View Toastmasters club. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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