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Thursday, September 17, 2009

CEiMB: Mexican Tortilla Pizza

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This week’s CEiMB recipe was Mexican Tortilla Pizzas, hosted by Joanne of Apple Crumbles (who has a beautiful new site, check it out!).

I wasn’t sure how this one would go over with Scott, who cringes when he hears the words Mexican or beans. However, he eats at Taco Bell like it’s his job. He’s weird.

After I read the recipe, though, I realized how similar the toppings are to the ones I use on my fish tacos. For the first time, I decided to modify the weekly CEiMB recipe completely in order to satisfy both myself and Scott. Instead of baking them as pizzas in the oven, I turned them into soft tacos and added some grilled tilapia for extra protein.

I made the bean dip with only two modifications (left out the cumin and mashed it with a potato masher instead of using the food processor). I grilled the tilapia with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and chopped the toppings. It was very easy and very good!

Bean dip:

The toppings (onion, tomato, red cabbage, and cilantro):


My favorite tortillas:




Even though I have tried them several times, I just do not like corn tortillas. I think they have a raw flavor or something – I can’t pinpoint it but I just don’t enjoy them. These flour tortillas are great, however, clocking in at only 80 calories with 2 grams of fiber each. Pair that with an ingredient list with nothing suspicious, and I think they can’t be beat.

Thanks to Joanne for another great CEiMB pick!

7 comments:

Alyssa said...

Very cool idea to make them into fish tacos. The bean dip had a great flavor, but why not add all that omega-3 good stuff.. right?

Glad you liked it!

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

I think mashing the beans instead of putting them in the food processor sounds like a great idea! I liked the creaminess of them for spreading on the pizza, but I think I would prefer a little more texture to them as a dip. Looks great as a taco too!

Pamela said...

Your version looks so pretty, not to mention delicious! Great job.

Mary Ann said...

I love that you turned this into a fish taco with the dip in there! What a great idea. Your dip also looks better because it is not processed in the fp. Love it!

Elina said...

Thanks for welcoming me to the team :) I really like your modifications. In fact, I kind of ate mine taco style too, because the tortilla never got crispy enough. Great idea about mashing the beans too... less dishes to do for sure! :D

Joanne said...

How did I miss this?! Those pizzas look terrific. Thanks for cooking along :)

Rachel said...

Thanks everyone!

We LOVE fish tacos - Scott's mom and stepfather convinced us to go to a restaurant called Cabo Fish Taco once, and we have been eating them fairly often ever since.

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