Avocado Pizza

Hola mi gente,

To continue with the healthy eating I want to share with you a recipe my hubby surprised me with.  This is a deliciously different California inspired pizza made with avocado spread in place of pizza sauce, and topped with chicken and Monterey Jack cheese. It’s great for a light meal. This pizza is so yummy even our pickiest eater [our 9 year old] enjoyed it up to the very late bite. Hope you all enjoy it.

What you need:

2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or to taste

salt to taste

1 clove garlic, peeled

4 (7 inch) pre-baked pizza crusts

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast meat

1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 pinch cayenne pepper

What you do:

Preheat your oven’s broiler. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while it preheats.

In a food processor, combine the avocados and cilantro. Puree while adding lime juice and salt to taste. Cover, and set aside.

Slice the garlic clove in half, and rub the cut side onto the tops of the pizza crusts for flavor. Brush both sides of the crusts with olive oil. Spread the avocado mixture thickly over the top of each crust, then arrange chicken and tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with cheese, and season lightly with cayenne pepper. Place pizzas on a baking sheet if you do not have a pizza stone.

Broil for about 5 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cheese has just melted and the crust is lightly toasted.

Well mi gente as always, buen provecho!

Dira Monroe ©

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