Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

19 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2006

The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your ingredients ready to go before you head out to the grill. Make it a meal: Toss the extra black beans, diced tomato and some avocado with prewashed salad greens and a tangy vinaigrette and dinner is on the table in no time.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels, (about 2 ears)
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough
  • ⅓ cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, preferably smoked mozzarella


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  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Combine tomato, beans and corn in a medium bowl. Sprinkle cornmeal onto a large baking sheet. Stretch the dough into about a 12-inch circle and lay it on top of the cornmeal, coating the entire underside of the dough.
  3. Transfer the crust from the baking sheet to the grill. Close the lid and cook until the crust is puffed and lightly browned on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Using a large spatula, flip the crust. Spread barbecue sauce on it and quickly sprinkle with the tomato mixture and cheese. Close the lid; grill until the cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is browned, 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 302 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 48 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 346 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 109 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 484 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 medium-fat meat | 3 Carbohydrate Servings

Reviews 19

June 29, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
A nice blend of flavors. I added some cilantro on top as a garnish.
January 06, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
So good! I needed somthing I could make for myself that was quick, easy, and healthy so I swapped out the pizza crust for a whole wheat tortilla and threw it in the oven for about 10 minutes on 400 degrees. It was perfect and really tasty. The only thing I would do differently next time is add some green on top in the form of fresh parsley or green onions. Pros: Easy, Filling, Delicious
June 14, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Loved it! After reading the other reviews I decided to make half with salsa and half bbq sauce. I put the same veggie mixture on both sides, pretty much what the recipe called for along with green onion. Then I combined mozzerella and smoked gouda and sprinkled fresh cilantro on top. I also sprinkled parmesan after it was baked. I'm sure Iincreased the calories but W.O.W. it was so good!
April 09, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious! Even my must-have-meat-in-every-meal boyfriend loved this, whole wheat crust and all! Will definitely be making this again. Pros: Easy, Filling, delicious
March 01, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Will Make Again I made using whole wheat pita rounds (personal pizza style) to make it a quick, simple dish. Will make again using less barbeque sauce (and not Hawaiian style) and maybe adding some seasoning to the bean mix, such as cumin (as suggested by another reviewer). Also added some gouda as suggested, and may also use more cheese the next time as I used very little. Maybe it will then get a great rating from me.
June 28, 2011
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By: Peanut
"Best pizza so far!" I introduced my guy to home made pizza when we started dating, using eatingwell's whole wheat pizza dough recipe. Now the only pizzas he likes are the ones we make. I made this last night and he said "This is the best pizza you've ever made!" :) I used an oven at 500F and pizza stone, baking the crust for 4 minutes and flipping it, baking it for an additional minute before putting the toppings on (I only used 1/2 lb of the pizza dough to make a thin crust). I sprinkled dried cilantro on the bbq sauce, spread on the toppings (1 chopped tomato, 1/2c each corn and black beans), then sprinkled the cheese on top (I used about 1/3c mix of shredded mozzarella and smoked Gouda per pie because neither of us like a lot of cheese). I baked it for about 8 minutes then put the pizza directly on the oven rack for 2 minutes to get the bottom more crisp. It was amazing! I'm getting hungry again from thinking about it! Pros: easy to make, great flavor
December 07, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Super-easy pizza recipes with tons of flavor We make this yummy pizza recipe for dinner a lot. The bbq sauce is such a nice surprise. And the whole thing is so easy to whip up. Highly recommend!
November 12, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was awesome!!! I used whole wheat pre-made crusts, cooked them for 6 mins in a 425 oven, then used salsa instead of BBQ sauce and added a little cumin to the tomato mix. Baked for 20 mins then broiled for a couple to crisp up the cheese. No need to mess around with grills or hand made pizza dough, this was great the easy way. The fresh corn really made it, I wouldn't substitute canned. Will make again and that's rare! But I'll probably add cooked chicken.
October 08, 2010
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By: ellamas6
This was awesome! It was my first time making pizza. I followed the recipe except I put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes after pre-baking the crust. I used parchment paper to avoid a mess. It warms up well the next day, was a hit with my husband, and I had leftover mozzarella, corn, tomato and black bean mix to make a yummy salad the next day. Will definitely make again with some suggestions from other comments.
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