What happens when you merge THREE favorite foods? You get Taco Salad Pizza and it’s about to change your world!
Kenya became a vegetarian when he was 5 years old and ever since then he’s adhered to it. It’s also made me more passionate about serving as many plant based meals as possible. Every single Monday we eat #meatlessmonday to make sure he feels supported and honestly I’ve grown to love it over the years.
I’m always trying to vary the meals we eat throughout the week and especially on Monday. Sometimes it’s bean-based, other times it nuts, seeds, tofu and these days we’ve been making weekly recipes with plant-based ground meat proteins. This Taco Salad Pizza is so simple, packed with flavor, and a great way to use what’s fresh at the farmers market and in our garden.
I start by making homemade pizza dough or buying pre-made dough at Trader Joe’s. Grab your kids and get them involved making this Taco Salad Pizza because playing with dough is fun! The best part is that you can give this Taco Salad Pizza a thick crust by making it in a cast-iron skillet or you can roll and press it on a half sheet pan if you want it to be a little thinner. Either way, it’s totally delectable.
Now the fun part.. the toppings! I’ve added avocado (always!), tomatoes (I love using sweet summer tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, a drizzle of sour cream and sliced radish, but let the world be your oyster and go crazy. It’s a Taco Salad Pizza after all!
Don’t have any plant-based meat on hand and really need your ground beef or turkey fix? Don’t worry, you can use that too! Want to make it vegan? You can sub plant-based cheese and sour cream too. The point is to take the base of this Taco Salad Pizza and make it your own. I promise you will be pleased!
Taco Salad Pizza
- 1 lb pizza dough at room temperature
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 cup refried beans
- 2 cups cheddar, mozzarella and/or Monterrey Jack cheese
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small red onion diced
- 1 pkg plant-based ground meat
- 1 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup romaine lettuce washed and chopped
- 1 avocado pitted and diced
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- sliced tomatoes diced