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August 2, 2013

Grilled Mexican Pizza

I made a meatless meal...

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And loved it!

I mean, I knew I loved the ingredients involved. But I didn't know I liked them that much that I wouldn't even miss the meat. 

You see, I've been trying to eat a little better these days. And this recipe was packed full of bright and flavorful veggies, + I got it from Cooking Light which means it's gotta be better than scarfing down a huge burger or fried chicken, right? 


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Please don't hold this healthy thing against me though, k? Especially if you're following my instagram...  you may or may not see endless photos of margaritas and frozen yogurt and starchy chips and loaded sweets and sushi and... you get my drift.
 
But this recipe though... 

If this is what health{ier} looks like, I'm on board.

Grilled Mexican Pizza 

Grilled Mexican Pizza
adapted from Good Housekeeping
  • 10-12 inch ready-made thin pizza crust
  • 1/2 can refried beans (or however much you like to cover the crust)
  • 1/2 cup (or more) shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 corn on the cob 
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced and divided 
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, diced 
Prepare outdoor grill for covered, direct grilling on medium. 

Grill corn until charred and cooked. Using a knife, cut off grilled corn kernels into a bowl.

You can grill one side of the crust first, if desired. Spread refried beans evenly on one side of the crust, leaving 1/2-inch border; sprinkle with cheese and half of the diced red onions. Place crust on hot grill rack; cover and grill until grill marks appear, about 8 to 9 minutes.  

Meanwhile, gently stir avocado with 1 tablespoon lime juice. Toss corn with lime zest and remaining lime juice. 

Top grilled pizza with romaine, tomato, avocado, remaining diced onions, and corn mixture. 


*Note: The measurements can be adjusted depending on your preference


Printable Recipe

Grilled Mexican Pizza 



Rainbow pizza, is what I should call this. 

So many things going on! Creamy avocados soaked in lime juice, grilled corn, fresh romaine, juicy tomatoes, and sweet red onions atop refried beans and that crispy crust. Exactly.

This was my first time grilling a pizza, and it surely won't be the last. I've gotta eventually move up to making my own pizza dough and crust! That's on one of my bucket lists.


Linking up here.




Peace, and bacon grease!


22 comments:

a quiet life said...

sad to admit i love taco bells pizza, this reminds of that, but grown up!

Angie Schneider said...

A great pizza! I wouldn't miss the meat either.

Martha said...

This Mexican Pizza caught my eye on Simple Living and Eating. It looks so colorful, healthy and delicious! Can't wait to try it.

Warmly,

Martha

Veronica Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this looks sooo good. I love healthy if it tastes and looks this good!

Heather Kinnaird said...

this looks like a terrific pizza!

kelly said...

I had pizza last night. Waiting for dinner to be cooked and this is making me very hungry. It's a great idea having a bucket list. I am not a big meat lover on pizza but I do enjoy chicken. I love avocado. I hadn't thought of corn (must try) I recently started making the pizza dough. I actually enjoy doing it. (I didn't think I would)

Winnie said...

It's a fantastic pizza!!
I've never eaten a pizza with avocado and I'd loooooooooove to try

Diane Balch said...

With that much yummy avocado and refried beans I wouldn't miss the meat either. Thanks for sharing your super healthy and tasty pizza with us on foodie friday.

Amber Brady said...

What a great dinner idea! Very creative! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #24!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

Michelle said...

Rainbow pizza is right--this baby has some serious colors going on. I've never grilled pizza...yet. I guess you could say that's on my food bucket list. I love this as a meatless meal. Fun idea! Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo!

Melissa11120 said...

This is so pretty! I love it!
Melissa @Red, White and Blueberries

Lita said...

Thanks for coming by Saturday,Dishes with this pizza.

Wishes for tasty dishes,
Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

Chris said...

Your pizza looks like Pac-Man.

[Oh that's right, you're like 47 years younger than me. Pac-Man was a video game we used to play in the early 1980's, shortly after the Jurassic period.] ha ha

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I love a good grilled pizza in the summer when it's too hot to turn on the oven! This version looks delicious. Pinning it for later!

I found your blog at the Craft-o-Manica party. :)

Jamie Sherman said...

Pizza is always a hit with my family and this one sure sounds delicious! I've pinned this to try and I'd like to invite you to link up to my All My Bloggy Friends party - it starts on Tuesday mornings at 7 am Eastern time and goes until Saturday night! Feel free to share this post and/or any others you would like to share! :) I hope to see you there!

http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2013/08/all-my-bloggy-friends-58.html

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Yummy in my tummy. Stopping by from Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party

Mackenzie said...

What a fun pizza idea! I've never made a Mexican pizza and we love to make homemade pizzas; thanks for the fun new idea! :)

Jen Nikolaus said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like the yummiest pizza ever! I love tons of veggies on mine too! Thanks for sharing such a fab recipe!

~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

April Tuell said...

I love that this pizza is loaded with fresh veggies, and that you used refried beans instead of tomato sauce. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at "The Saturday Spotlight party"!
Have a great weekend and hope to see you at this weeks party!

April

June Caedmon said...

I love all these ingredients, too, Desi! This looks delicious!

Phylicia Wilford said...

I love your site! I'm going to try to make the Mexican pizza for a fiesta potluck at work :). I read in another post that you are pursuing a career in counseling. I'm a social worker in a therapeutic agency. Good luck hun!

Phylicia :)

www.blackgirlsthrifttoo.com

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