… because what is life without good food?

Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Confetti Pizza

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Fiesta Pizza

Yesterday was another dance competition day. Dance competition days are always SO busy … I’m surprised I had time to do anything with food. But I did! While my daughter was getting ready, I had a little time to make myself some lunch. I pulled out a pizza crust from the freezer (one of my sunflower rosemary flatbreads) and started topping it. I went a little crazy with the toppings, but it was fun. And filling. And delicious. A fiesta on a pizza. I had to stop in the middle of it to go help my girl with her hair. Then I had to get my sewing machine out to fix the strap on her costume. But somehow I managed to get my belly happy and full before we left, and that was good.

I even found time to make lunch and a little food care package for my daughter to eat at the competition … they never seem to have any healthy food at dance competitions. I packed her a PB&J on a fresh bun, a package of strawberries and an apple … it was a VERY good thing to have along. Everyone else was eating greasy, over-salted popcorn, donuts, candy, soda and brownies — or fast food they ran out and bought. Some of these dancers were there for over 12 hours. Next time we decided we need to bring a cooler full of food so our kids have something good to eat.

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Confetti Pizza

Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Confetti Pizza

Makes one individual-sized pizza. If you want a bigger pizza, double the ‘sauce’

  • 1 oz. light cream cheese
  • 1/4 of a ripe avocado
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of salsa
  • 1 pizza crust
  • Black beans, cooked
  • Corn, cooked
  • Red onions, thinly sliced
  • Finely chopped jalapeno (or bell pepper, chopped, if you don’t want it so spicy)
  • Chopped fresh tomato
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • A few slices of sharp cheddar cheese
  • Slices of avocado
  • Green onions, snipped


  1. In a small bowl, smash the avocado with a fork, then mix with the cream cheese and salsa. Spread it all over the pizza crust. If you have any left, use it as a dip with corn chips (oh SO good … Or you could just make extra for dip).
  2. Top with black beans, corn, red onions, jalapeno and tomato.
  3. Dot the pizza with goat cheese crumbles, then add bits of cheddar cheese here and there.
  4. Bake (on a pizza stone, if you have one) at 450 for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the pizza is nice and hot all the way through and the cheddar cheese is melted.
  5. Top with slices of avocado and green onion … and cilantro, if you have it. I didn’t. I wanted some, but they were all out at the store.

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Confetti Pizza

This recipe was shared at Everyday Mom’s Meals, Talent Show TuesdaysThursday’s Treasures and Recipe of the Week-Secret Ingredient: CornKatherine Martinelli’s Bean Blog Hop and Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.

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14 Responses

  1. Oh boy this looks heavenly! I love the avocado on top. YUM

    April 1, 2012 at 8:59 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Sherron! It was yummy … I think I might have some of the leftovers for breakfast this morning

      April 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

  2. Oh my goodness…this pizza looks amazing! I always say a pizza isn’t a pizza unless it is loaded with veg, and this one is definately loaded! It is so beautiful as well :)!

    April 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Amy! I totally agree with you on the veggie thing … my pizza has GOTTA have vegies 🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

  3. This looks fabulous. You know me and pizza.

    April 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

  4. Ann, as always, you’ve created another gorgeous looking dish! I love each and every one of these ingredients!

    April 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

  5. Ann, I greatly admire the fact that you and your daughter don’t allow yourselves to fall for the frantic fast-food trap! Brava! And you make it all sound so very easy 🙂 Thank you for all you do to brighten my life! xoxo

    April 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  6. How fresh and delicious!

    April 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

  7. That looks amazing. Great idea – and great pictures!

    April 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you! It was delicious and very colorful 🙂

      April 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  8. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that’s a problem let us know and we’ll remove it immediately. Thanks for you great inspiration!

    April 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much! I feel so honored … it’s absolutely all right to use one of my photos as long as it’s credited to me with a link back to my blog. 🙂

      April 15, 2012 at 7:57 pm

  9. This looks delicious! I’ve got to try this!. YUM!!!

    May 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

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