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Caramelized Onion & White Bean Flatbread

Caramelized Onion & White Bean Flatbread
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Here we top pizza with herbed mashed beans, sliced plum tomatoes, sweet caramelized onions and some shredded Gouda for a tasty flatbread that will have you rethinking pizza toppings.

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large
    onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    salt
  • 20 ounces
    prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, thawed if frozen (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons
    minced fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can
    white beans, rinsed (see Tip)
  • 3 tablespoons
    water
  • 2 teaspoons
    white-wine vinegar
  • 2 plum
    tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup
    smoked Gouda or cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 2 tablespoons
    pepitas (see Tip), optional
Instructions
  1. Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large noninsulated baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine oil, onion and salt in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and golden, 5 to 8 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Stir oregano and pepper into the onion. Transfer half the onion to a small bowl. Add beans to the remaining onion; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the bean mixture to a food processor, add water and vinegar and pulse until a coarse paste forms.
  5. Spread the bean paste over the pizza crust. Top with the reserved onion, tomatoes, cheese and pepitas, if using. Bake on the bottom rack until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 11 to 13 minutes. Slice and serve.
Tip

Pizza Dough: Look for whole-wheat pizza-dough balls at your supermarket. Check the ingredient list to make sure the dough doesn’t contain any hydrogenated oils. Or visit eatingwell.com for an easy pizza-dough recipe. White Beans: While we love the convenience of canned beans, they tend to be high in sodium. Give them a good rinse before adding to a recipe to rid them of some of their sodium (up to 35 percent) or opt for low-sodium or no-salt-added varieties. (Our recipes are analyzed with rinsed, regular canned beans.) Or, if you have the time, cook your own beans from scratch. Pepitas: Hulled pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are dusky green and have a delicate nutty flavor. They can be found in the natural-food or bulk sections of many supermarkets.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories365
  • Fat11 g
    • Saturated fat3 g
  • Cholesterol10 mg
  • Carbohydrates51 g
    • Dietary fiber6 g
  • Protein13 g
  • Sodium576 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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