My daughter Cassi has always hated Mexican food, she does not like spices…of any kind! She spent the night at a friend’s house and they went to El Perico Restaurant for dinner. She had a chicken tostada…..
and absolutely loved it! She would not even try Mexican food when I made it or wanted to go out to a restaurant! I had never had one, so I had her describe every last detail so that I could recreate it. Oh ya, we are now going to eat Mexican food around here!!!
That was a few years ago and I have made them several times since. Somewhere along the line I made it with a flour tortilla instead of a corn tortilla and I liked it better that way. Tonight, I wanted to mix thing up even more. Since I love pizza so much, why not make a tostada pizza? Do I really want the same crust that I always use, or could I try something a little bit different? Like a cross between a flour and a corn tortilla, and this Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust was born…..
The dough is not as fluffy, cornmeal does not contain gluten so that makes sense. It was easier to roll because it did not have as much gluten, the dough didn’t bounce back when rolled! The crust is thicker than a tortilla, and it is healthier because it is not fried!
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am really happy with the results. I hope you are as well 🙂
Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust
|Prep time||1 hour, 45 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||2 hours|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- For Pizza Dough
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup corn meal
- 2 1/4 Teaspoons active dry yeast
- Pizzza Toppings
- 2+ Cups cooked chicken (chopped or shredded)
- 3/4 cups taco sauce
- 16 oz can refried beans
- 7oz package Wholly Guacamole (I used classic)
- 2 Cups Queso Fresco (or cheese of your choice)
- 1 bag shredded lettuce
- 10 oz container Wholly Classice Salsa (or salsa of your choice)
- sliced olives, sour cream
- chopped cilantro (for garnish)
My pizza is square and Alex's pizza is round so we can tell them apart (one has real cheese, one has veggie cheese)
There is only sour cream on one slice for the photo, add as much as you would like.