Sunday, January 15, 2006

White Bean Pizza

This may well be the best pizza I've ever tasted. You won't recognize the beans, they are transformed into a wonderful creamy garlicy spread. This is a beautiful looking and tasty pizza not loaded down with fatty meats and greasy cheese. It is absolutly amazing, and good for you too, not that that should ALWAYS matter.

White Bean Pizza
1/2 can of any sort of white bean, rinsed and drained
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 1/2 tb water
1 tb olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tsp rosemary crushed fine
2 or 3 tomatos
thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
1 tube of goat cheese
pizza dough

I have made this with both homemade dough and store bought. Both are good. I usually parbake the crust for 6 or 7 minutes first. The last time I made it I used a Pillsbury dough and followed the instructions for baking. If you make your own dough, Cook at 450' or so.

Preheat oven.
Put beans, garlic, water and oil in a food processor. Blitz until fairly smooth and season with salt and pepper.

Place the dough on your baking sheet and spread the bean mixture on as you would pizza sauce. Sprinkle with the rosemary and top with the tomatos, onion and cheese.

Bake for 10 or 12 minutes, until crust is brown and crisp and the top is hot and the cheese has melted (goat cheese doesn't always melt and spread out).


Ivonne said...

Great minds think alike! I also made pizza ... but not with white beans. What a great idea! I usually make pizza on weekends so I must try your recipe next weekend.

Punky said...

Yummy looking pizza. May have to try this one.