Mexican Pizza Recipe

Rainy springtime weather creates the perfect breeding ground for earthy, hearty mushrooms.

Whether you pick up a package from the farmers market or grocery store, use them to recreate these healthy recipes from local and national retailers.

Mexican Pizza

Recipe by Kelsey Vasileff
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Course: MainCuisine: Tex-Mex



Marinated mushrooms stand in for taco meat in this easy vegan Mexican Pizza by Southern Sqweeze Health Coach and Owner/Operator, Kelsey Vasileff.


  • 4 cups

    chopped mushrooms (2 cups shiitake, 1 cup baby bella, 1 cup portobello)

  • 5 Tbsp.

    liquid amino acids

  • 3 Tbsp.

    maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp.

    apple cider vinegar

  • "Taco Meat"
  • 2 cups

    of activated walnuts (soaked overnight or for 2-3 hours), rinsed and drained

  • marinated mushrooms

  • ½ cup

    diced bell pepper

  • ¼ cup

    diced red onion

  • 1

    small handful fresh parsley

  • pink Himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • Extra Ingredients
  • tortilla (baked until crisp)

  • salsa or pico de gallo

  • shredded romaine

  • sliced cherry tomatoes

  • sliced avocado

  • cilantro to garnish


  • Place chopped mushrooms in a bowl. Mix marinade ingredients with chopped mushrooms and let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour (if you have more time that’s even better).

  • "Taco Meat"
  • Place soaked walnuts in food processor and pulse until chunky. Do not over-process or it will become mushy. 

  • Add bell peppers, onions, marinated mushrooms, and parsley. Mix salt and pepper in by hand.

  • Assembly
  • tortilla

  • salsa or pico de gallo

  • "taco meat"

  • shredded romaine

  • sliced cherry tomatoes

  • sliced avocado

  • cilantro to garnish

    Facts about Mushrooms

    How to Clean:

    Before you cook or store your ’shrooms, you’ll want to get them nice and clean. Dampen a cloth or paper towel and then wipe each mushroom clean. If they’re super dirty, give them a light rinse before gently patting them dry with paper towels. Be sure not to soak mushrooms, as they will become soggy.

    Storing Wisdom:

    If you buy mushrooms pre-packaged, they’re safe to stay in the package until it’s time to clean and cook them. If they’re not pre-packaged, store them in a paper bag or a damp cloth bag and place them in the refrigerator. Both options will allow them to breathe and stay firm until you’re ready to cook them.

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