Recipe | Spicy Mango Pizza with Black Beans & Zucchini

Spicy Mango Pizza with Black Beans & Zucchini
Before we get to the Spicy Mango Pizza, I have something really important to share with you. Are you ready?

I’m writing this post while sitting at a desk.

And fine, maybe that doesn’t sound all that important to you, but it is to me. Because for the year and a half that I’ve been blogging, I’ve been writing most of my posts while sitting on the couch. And, more often than not, I’m half-watching episodes of Real Housewives or Mob Wives while writing. (“Oh,” you’re saying to yourself, “that explains a lot.”)

But I’ve decided I need to be more professional with my blog. I need to have set hours for it. I need to have a place for it. I need to treat it like a business, not as a hobby. And not because I’m raking in big bucks as a blogger (ha!), but because when I treat it as a hobby, it has a way of encroaching on my free time. If I treat it like a business, my hope is that I’ll be able to set better boundaries with myself. (Although I neglected to mention I’m sitting at my desk writing this on a Saturday afternoon–well, one step at a time, right?)

Spicy Mango Pizza
Another necessary step in being more professional about food blogging is having a taste-tester. Luckily, I’ve had mine since I started my blog: my husband. If a recipe just doesn’t cut it, he lets me know–often before I even attempt to make it. After I made this Spicy Mango Pizza, I remarked to him that I really liked it and his response was, “Yeah, it was awesome! I’m shocked.”

“You’re shocked? Gee, thanks.”

He explained that he wasn’t sure the black beans would work on pizza before he tried it. And honestly, I had the same thought, which is why I only used 1/4 cup. That really is the perfect amount–the mango is the star here and adding any additional black beans would take away from that. As they are, the ingredients work together perfectly–sweet, spicy, and fresh, this pizza is a nice change of pace from the usual tomato-sauce-and-mozzarella standard.

Spicy Mango Pizza with Black Beans & Zucchini

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1 slice of pizza

Spicy Mango Pizza with Black Beans & Zucchini

Are you in a pizza rut? This Spicy Mango Pizza is a delicious change of pace--oh, and it's done in less than 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared pizza crust
  • 3/4 c. medium or hot salsa (if the salsa is chunky, you may need a full cup)
  • 3/4 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1/2 c. sliced mango
  • 1/4 c. cooked or canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 c. cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to temperature indicated on pizza crust package. Place crust on baking sheet and spread salsa onto it, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides. Top with cheese, zucchini, mango and beans. Bake according to crust instructions (usually 12-15 minutes); top with green onions and cilantro prior to serving.
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Kiersten Frase

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Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies. She loves cooking, trashy reality shows, and Hello Kitty. Kiersten also blogs about blogging at kierstenfrase.com.   Read more from Kiersten →

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Comments

  1. says

    Yum – put almost anything on a pizza and I’m there! I might have to use your idea and actually set blogging hours instead of trying to fit it in wherever I can. It definitely sounds like it would increase productivity.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Well, here I am replying to comments on a Sunday, so I’m a huge hypocrite, but having a set time really helps. Because when I know it’s a set time, I’m concentrating on blogging, not trying to multitask or switching from working on my blog to doing other things.

  2. says

    I LOVED this pizza … and so did my hubby! Thank you for being daring and creative with your recipes. I’ve been making quite a few of them lately. I’m looking forward to some overnight oatmeal on our sailing weekend trip.

  3. says

    Hey Kiersten! I saw one of these pictures on Tastespotting and instantly fell in love. I have my own food blog and am making this for supper tonight – would it be okay if I post the recipe at the end of my post if I give full credit to you and link back to this page? The pizza is in The oven now, I cant wait to eat it!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I hope you like it! I’m sorry, though, I really prefer that my recipes stay on my blog–I ask that if other bloggers make my recipes, they write about their experience cooking them and then link to me for the full recipe. Oh My Veggies is my job and I spend a ton of time developing and testing my recipes. When they’re posted elsewhere, I lose income! Hope you understand…

      • says

        The pizza was UNREAL! Probably the best pizza I have ever had! And no problem – I just wanted to check with you, just in case :) I’ll include the link in a few different places in the post. I’m really happy I discovered your blog, too. It’s beautiful – keep up the good work!

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