Fri

03

Mar

2017

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

 

This deliciously fun take on pizza provides a balanced meal. Dig in!

 

 

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

  

I love meals that are easy and quick to make. So I decided to make a naan pizza that's also a nutritious meal.

 

As a vegetarian, I'm often frustrated by dishes that don't supply enough protein to power me through my day. So I set out to make a pizza that offers an excellent amount of satiating protein!

 

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

  

Each serving of this pizza offers 16 grams of protein, or 32 percent of the daily value. This is due to the white beans that I used as a base and a topping, as well as the mandatory mozzarella!

 

I hope you enjoy this pizza. It makes a great lunch or dinner!

  

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added white kidney beans, rinsed
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 piece naan bread
  • 2 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp grated Parmesan 
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp torn fresh sage

 

Directions:

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, combine beans, olive oil, and garlic. Reserve a third of the mixture; set aside. Mash remaining mixture with a fork and spread on top of naan. Top with mozzarella, tomato slices, and remainder of bean mixture. Add red pepper flakes, Parmesan, and sage. Bake 12-15 minutes. Slice and serve. Serves 2.  

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 380 Fat: 16 g Sat fat: 6 g Pro: 16 g Carbs: 42 g Sugar: 3 g Fiber: 6 g Chol: 25 mg Sod: 310 mg

 

 

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.