Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 75- Un-Mexican Pizza

I gave in to temptation. I bought one (not quite ripe) avocado and one (seriously overpriced) hot-house, on-vine tomato. $1.63 (including tax) for both, and I only used about 1/4 of each, so really only 40 cents of totally expensive splurgy goodness went onto my pizza. Well, and some of the leftover salsa from cheating a couple weeks ago.


Can you say Om Nom Nom? I sure did.

So what's in/ on this pizza?

  • 1/2 pizza dough recipe with added 1/2 tsp each onion, garlic, paprika powders ($0.14?)
  • 1.5 C pinto beans, from can (about $0.21 from dried)
  • 1/4 small onion (about 10 cents)
  • 1/4 tomato ($0.15)
  • 1/4 avocado ($0.25)
  • 3 T salsa (no idea, maybe 50 cents?)
  • 2 leaves lettuce ( $0.08)
  • 2 or 3 T oil (about $0.12)
  • Salt (neg)
  • Lime Juice ($0.05)
I'm sure I've missed something, but I think that's it. All together guessing the cost at right around $1.60 for one. It would be less if:
  • I paid less for the Avocado
  • I hadn't bought the tomato at Publix, but rather planned and paid less than $2/ lb
  • I knew how much the salsa had cost, and how much that amount was of it
  • I bothered to blend the beans with extra water rather than just mooshing them in the pan
Those alone would bring the price down almost 40 cents. Big deal for me, Probably not worth it for someone else. This was about 21g of protein just from the beans, though, and somewhere between 1000 and 1500 calories as I cooked it. So reasonably 2 or 3 meals worth of food.

Which could easily explain why I was stuffed 3/4 of the way through it.

Did I mention that it was yummy?


Eating stretched out in front of the computer. The green/ grey/ brown cords at center-top actually have my legs in them, they're not laundry. It's just a strange picture, I promise.

All this meal was missing was cold beer and a smart/ yummy guy to share it with.

Well, ok, and cheese.


  1. I liked you adding in the cost next to the recipe.
    I never would have thought of lettuce on a pizza. But I've made some pretty crazy combinations so that's one I'll have try.

    Everything is pretty freakin' awesome with a cold beer and a yummy guy, forget the cheese. ;)

  2. lettuce and avocado go on after cooking, i don't know if I mentioned that. Hot, cooked avocado is kinda gross, slimy lettuce even worse.

    Can't forget the cheese, sorry. I've fallen in love with Daiya, and now want to stalk it, and gaze at it, and eat it every day. I think they put crack in it or something....

  3. I assumed you didn't cook the lettuce and avocado. I've not used avocado much since the ones at my grocery store are something less than desirable. I've used them on sandwiches and venison burgers instead of mayo. Pretty yummy.

  4. I totally understand about the bad avocados. Last year it seemed like every one I bought went straight from rock hard and green to rotten with no stop at ripe.