When you have fresh pita bread on hand—or any other flatbread, for that matter—homemade pizza is just minutes away. Topped with a tasty corn and black bean combo, these Tex-Mex pita pizzas are assembled after the pita crusts have been crisped in the oven so they won’t get soggy.

We’ve kept the topping mild so it will appeal to adults and kids alike, but you can always adjust the heat level with the salsa you choose. To serve, cut each pizza into wedges or place whole on individual plates to be eaten with forks and knives.

By Darshana Thacker Wendel,


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper, any color
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 6 6- to 7-inch whole wheat pita rounds
  • 1 cup chopped avocado
  • 1 cup oil-free salsa
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large saucepan, bring ¼ cup of water to a boil. Add the onion, sweet pepper, garlic, and cumin; cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally and adding additional water, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, as needed to prevent sticking. Stir in the beans and corn. Cook for 5 minutes more or until flavors are blended and beans and corn are heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, place the pita rounds on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • Mash the avocado. Spread pita rounds with avocado and bean mixture. Top with salsa and sprinkle with cilantro.

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Virginia Bencic

This recipe was easy and it was delicious. I like these kind of recipes because I’m a beginner and it was easy for me and the food comes out amazing. This is definitely a repeat meal.


Gluten free option for pizza dough?

Megan Edwards

Hi T, We have a gluten-free pizza dough recipe here: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/vegan-baked-stuffed/cornmeal-pizza-crust-gluten-free/ Hope you enjoy!

Adrienne mead

I really like the taste

dolly bonugli

Is it possto get carbs value , calories ect?

Megan Edwards

Hi Dolly! We have chosen not to include nutritional information for our recipes as we would not encourage nutrient tallying and calorie counting, which we believe can create more problems than they solve. The general guideline to follow is that, with a whole-food, plant-based diet, you can eat until comfortably satiated. The higher water and fiber content of whole plant-based foods allows our bodies to more accurately gauge how much food we need to eat. Whole plant foods contain all the essential nutrients (with the exception of Vitamin B12), and in proportions that are more consistent with human needs than animal-based or processed foods. However, we do understand that certain medical conditions do require knowing specific nutrient information, so for those instances we recommend entering our recipes into online nutritional software: www.cronometer.com. If you have a health issue or have concerns, be sure to consult a physician.

Shirlene Jones

Boy, was I surprised at how flavorful this was. It’s on our keeper list. I did add some smoked paprika and chili powder to the bean mix.


I am totally new at this. Everyone has been a meat eater in my family.. Father and Grandfather were both butchers for Swift. I am anxious to try the best recipes out there so I may change a few people's minds. lol.


Would appreciate nutrition facts with recipes.

Lee Marie

Very yummy! I made fresh pico instead of the salsa and it was delicious.


Beginner here! I cannot wait to try this! It looks so delicious! :))


Hope, some ideas to replace corn: zucchini, yellow squash, carrot, small diced sweet potato/butternut squash (roast separately and add at the end), yellow pepper, yellow tomatoes, cauliflower, millet or rice.


Yes, Ella! Corn is not that healthy

Pita pizza plant bases

Looks good

Kim Montgomery

Excellent! Easy & quick! We loved it!

Hope Lewis

Hi, I will try this recipe. I can't eat corn can you suggest any other veggies. Thanks

Joan Casciari

Delicious and simple to prepare.

Debbie Flaherty


A. Armand

I also added a few jalapeños. Easy recipe and absolutely delicious!


I'm relatively new to being WFPB so I come to this site often to find quick and easy recipes. THIS ONE WILL GO DOWN ON MUST HAVE OFTEN list! Sooooo, so tasty! I didn't have any avocado or cilantro but I can't imagine how much more delish that will be when I do! I used blended black beans instead and I tried the "sour cream" recipe here. I think I may have it again tonight for dinner!


This was absolutely delish ! I added jalapeño to the salsa for a little heat !

Nina Ferro

This was delicious! Crispy pita bread and creamy toppings. We will definitely be making this again.

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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com and follow her on Instagram for more.
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