Thursday, June 20, 2013

sweet corn zucchini lime pizza


Tomorrow is the first official day of summer! What's on your summer to-do list?

I've got one thing for you already: make. this. pizza. This pizza just screams summer with zucchini, corn, cilantro, lime... total summer perfection. If you have a grill, make it on the grill and make it that much more summery. 

Since we don't have a grill, I fired up our oven to an ungodly temperature in the Texas heat. But it was SO worth it for this pizza! I'm seriously in love with it, and already can't wait to make it again.

Make this to kick off the official start of summer - you won't be sorry!!

Corn Zucchini Lime Pizza (dough from this no-knead recipe; pizza recipe from Shutterbean)

you'll need:
cornmeal, for sprinkling
1 zucchini, very thinly sliced
1 cup fresh sweet corn
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and thinly sliced
1/2 cup feta
1/2 grated parmesan
1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
2 limes

Place a pizza stone in your oven, and preheat the oven to its highest temperature (mine is 550 degrees F). Allow to heat for at least 30 minutes.

Toss zucchini and corn in a bowl with olive oil.

Sprinkle a bit of cornmeal on parchment paper, then top with pizza dough and press out to a thin pizza (if it springs back, simply allow it to rest for 5 minutes and come back to it). Brush the crust lightly with olive oil (I used a garlic-infused olive oil). Top with zucchini, corn, red onion, jalapeno, feta, parmesan, and cilantro. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, then squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the entire thing.

Carefully(!) remove the preheated pizza stone from the oven and slide the pizza on parchment paper onto it. Return to oven and bake for 7-12 minutes, until cheese is beginning to brown and bubbly.

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with an extra sprinkling of feta and cilantro with lime wedges on the side. Now devour.


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23 comments:

  1. This pizza is SO pretty! :) I love the idea of adding corn to pizza. How clever!

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    1. Thanks love! I can eat sweet corn on just about anything!!

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  2. Okay, I have got to make homemade pizza by the end of the summer. I think I bought 'instant' yeast but I think it's interchangeable here? And I don't have a pizza stone but think I can use a baking sheet? See all the reasons why I haven't made homemade pizza dough yet?! But you keep encouraging me with these amazing recipes. I love corn on everything. : )

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    1. Monica! Okay, instant yeast is absolutely great for the recipe - your rise time should even be less because the yeast is more active (but use it the same way). You can definitely use a baking sheet for the dough! Brush the entire baking sheet with olive oil, then press out the pizza dough directly on the sheet. You don't need to preheat the baking sheet, but make sure the oven is preheated and HOT. It should come out great! I'm determined to get you as obsessed with homemade pizza as I am! ;)

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    2. That is so helpful! Thanks, Marie!

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    3. Let me know if you give it a try! :)

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  3. Love this post about a new and different variation of my favorite food! It sounds delicious and will be on our menu soon!

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    1. Thanks Dan! Let me know how y'all like it!!

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  4. I have some dough leftover...might try this one. Your pizza looks so good with corn and zuccini. Nothing can beat a homemade pizza.
    This summer has to be working on icecream recipes without a machine..(don't wanna buy one)..I'm sure I'll use it couple of times, and it goes in the back of my shelf...

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    1. Asha, I don't have an ice cream maker either and don't want to buy one! Let me know if you find some good recipes!

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  5. I don't care if it's winter here on not, I'm going to stick my head in the sand (or mud, as it were), and make this any way.

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  6. I think I will add this pizza to my summer "to do" list. The list is getting long!! haha Happy Summer!

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  7. This sounds great, I bet the lime works really well!

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    1. Thanks Caroline! Yes, that squeeze of lime makes all the difference!

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  8. Now this is a summer perfect pizza.. I LOVE corn on my pizza.. Yum!

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    1. Oh girl me too... actually I love corn on just about anything right now! Thanks!!

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  9. I'm thinking I'll make this today- thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. What a great looking, summery and scrumptious pizza pie! This looks so delicious, Marie!

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    1. Thank you dear! Have a great weekend!!

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  11. Making this tonight! Love little kitchie!

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