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Corn and Tomato Sauté Pizza

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Why yes there is a giant bite missing from that one bottom right piece.

Oops?

Okay, I have a few things to say. Does that make you nervous?

1) Um, t-h-a-n-k-y-e-w-a-l-l for the sweet and awesome well wishes on my b-day last week! Social media sure does know how to make a gal feel eempartunt. I had a pretty totes pimp day and the constant beeps and boops and buzz buzz BUZZZ of my phone only made it sweeter. But I did turn it off during yoga and the massage. I’m not a total ring-tailed tooter, thanks.

 

2) Speaking of my massage, the lady found an entire village of angry gremlins living in my back muscles. We pretty much need to set off a grenade in there. Or me find a permanent place on her massage table. I’m votin’ that route.

3) Okay, you guys. Instagram all of a sudden stopped giving me little notifications on my phone. And I CHECKED the settings and everything appears to be totally fine and normal on the surface. And I have no idea why this should even give me anxiety. There’s another gremlin!

 

4) I can feeeeeeeel fall coming. You know the way I just dragged out that word? You have no idea if I would have misspelled it, like “fel” on accident, because it was dragged out. It’s pretty much one of the great mysteries of life.

But yeah, I always feel like my birthday is the gateway to fall, the end of summer, the end of an era, always welcomed with opened bracchia. Last week I even heard the distant drumming of the marching band practicing in the early morning and I may have heel, toe, dosey doed in the backyard. Buuuuut this week we’re back up in the middle 90s with little to no chance of rain and I’m planning on getting pretty bats in the belfry about it.

Gremlin!

5) I’ve taken a shining lately to using naan bread as a pizza crust and do you want to know why? Portion control, toots. And by portion control I mean that since they come two to a pack that’s one portion. Two pizzas. I mean they are pretty small. And since they were on sale at the store and I possibly bought 25 packages of them, it’s basically telling me the sky’s the limit. . . ?

Sweet summer produce sautéed gorgeously and piled high on top of garlic naan = gremlin elimination nation.

That is until I just now heard a chirping cricket in my basement. AH AM SEW DEWMED.

Do it for the gremlins.

Corn and Tomato Sauté Pizza:

What it took for 2 pizzas:

* 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
* 2 garlic naan breads
* 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
* 1 small jalapeno pepper, minced
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2-3 ears corn, shucked
* 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
* 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
* juice from half a lime
* 1 cup shredded mozzarella
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400.

Bring 2 Tbs. oil to a medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the sliced onion and jalapeno pepper; sauté 5 minutes, or until onions start to soften. Add the garlic and bloom 30 seconds. Add the corn and sauté an additional 5 minutes. Add half the cilantro and lime juice. Stir in the tomatoes and sauté about 5 more minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste it. Mmmmm, yeah.

Brush both naan breads with the remaining oil. Lightly sprinkle some cheese over the bread, followed by the corn sauté. Finish with more cheese.

Slide pizzas into the oven and bake about 12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown and bubble.

Slice and serve, garnished with the rest of the cilantro and freshly grated parmesan cheese!

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25 Responses to Corn and Tomato Sauté Pizza

  1. Bryan August 27, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    People think I am weird when I pile all that stuff on “crust”. Nice job Bev. I really like the cilantro you added. I will try it. BTW – have you ever tried those “FlatOut” wraps at the grocery store? They are awesome for a quick pizza too. Have never used Naan but will have to now.

  2. DessertForTwo August 27, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    What a great idea for pizza crust! Thanks, Bevvvvvv :)

  3. abbe101 August 27, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    I have an urge to lick the screen, they look so tastey.

    All things bright and beautiful *sigh*.

  4. carrian August 27, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I wish that we were neighbors. I would have loved to try a little sample of this. It looks fantastic!

  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite August 27, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    I’m a sucker for vegetables on my pizza so this is a sure winner in my book!

  6. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty August 27, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    I love using naan as pizza crust. So easy (and so good)! Love this use of summer veggies. We have a gazillion little half-cobs of grilled corn left over from a barbecue this weekend (I’m not so good at judging how much everyone will need, apparently); I think this will be an excellent way to use up some of it.

  7. Heather @ Heather's Dish August 27, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    ohmigosh this pizza looks like pure bliss. need it!

  8. Kathryn August 27, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Easy-peasy pizza, love it!

  9. Eliana August 27, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Looks like the perfect pizza to celebrate summer!

  10. Megan @ Country Cleaver August 27, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    So I’m totally tardy to the Bev’s Berrffday Party thing – I’m blaming it on the honeymoon – but happy belated B-day dollface. And this – totally screams fall and I Lurve it.

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks August 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    You make the BEST and the most creative pizzas!

  12. Cassie August 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I totally missed your birthday post, so happy birthday!! I hope it was fabulous!

  13. Kelsey August 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Totally digging corn on pizzas lately. I think it’s genius. Sounds like you had a heck of a birthday! Wishing mine wasn’t in April, cause I sure could go for a birthday massage!

  14. Kathleen Richardson August 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Gorgeous little veggies to go with your little pizzas. Did you grow any of your own veggies this year? Fall is tiptoeing up behind us. I’ve been seeing a occasional red leaf poke its head out lately. Too early, but if it will cool things off, come on down. No wonder you have gremlins–word is spreading about your awesome cooking and they want some!

    Keep writing…

    • Bev Weidner August 28, 2012 at 6:52 am #

      We did grow some of our own veggies this year! Tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, lettuces in the spring, of course herbs year round. Did you guys? Thanks for your sweet words.

  15. Katie @ Blonde Ambition August 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Garlic naan pizza crust sounds like heaven. To strange people like me, that is.

  16. Julie @ Table for Two August 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    this looks so fresh and delicious…i seriously am craving pizza like crazy now!

  17. Julia {The Roasted Root} August 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    I la-la-la-love this pizza! I definitely want to try it and SOON! Although I can feel fall coming too, I reaaaaaally could using some more summer months! Great post as always!

  18. Sues August 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    This is SUCH a beautiful, summery, happy pizza. And I LOVE IT!!!

  19. Rachel August 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    I have been obsessed with making naan pizzas all summer!! Such a perfect base. My latest one was goat cheese, sliced peaches, and onion then topped with spinach tossed in balsamic after coming out of the oven…. it was really tasty especially because the peaches are sooo good right now! Glad you had a nice birthday!

  20. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 28, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    This sounds fabulous!

  21. Rachel Cooks August 28, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    Perfect summer food! Love this!

  22. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    This looks amazing! And I love how easy it is to make. Definitely bookmarking for a busy weeknight meal :)

  23. becky mac August 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Try the Naan Recipe by Indian Simmer….it is great for pizza crust!

  24. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    LOVE Naan breaf for pizza crust – so easy and so good! Love all the fresh stuff on this pizza.

    And I totally heel toe when I hear a marching band! Something must be burned in my brain.

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