Ding ding, it’s finally SPRING!  Hurray!

Not only was Friday the last night of winter, it also featured a blue moon.  Freaky.  I’ll just take that as a sign that we’re about to head into the best Spring/Summer yet.  Are you with me?

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To celebrate the farewell of winter and welcome back the warmth, my friend and I thought it appropriate to don our warmest (sparkliest) slippers, pop open a bottle of red vino and relax with a DVD and a spicy, home-made Mexican pizza.

I was all set to make Keepin’ It Kind’s Delicious Pizza Base Recipe when a couple of ready-made, vegan, gluten-free pizza bases threw themselves at me in a nearby shop.  Thank you blue moon, for saving me some time on a very rushed Friday!  I’ll make those bases from scratch next time.  Promise.

On top of the bases I splashed a spicy tomato salsa and then topped it with all sorts of Mexican goodies:

  • Mexi-Beans (you could also use Kidney/Pinto/Black Beans/etc – drained)
  • Fresh Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Jalapeño / Red Chilli
  • Mushroom
  • Capsicum
  • Fresh Corn


Yum!  So easy and delicious.  No queso required but it would definitely be better with home-made bases.

Once baked (at 180C for about 15 minutes), garnish with avocado slices and fresh coriander leaves and enjoy your movie!

Here comes the sun, na na na naaaaaa…

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19 Comments on Blue Moon Mexican Pizza

  1. Marian
    September 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm (12 years ago)

    Hi, I’m having a pizza myself tonight but using a spelt pizza base. Your one looks delicious and fresh. I’m having peppers and pineapple myself! Marian

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm (12 years ago)

      Ooh, I haven’t had a pineapple pizza for a while, YUM! Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Amy @ FragrantVanillaCake
    September 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm (12 years ago)

    This pizza sounds delicious! I love mexican flavors, and this is beautiful! Wish I had some for lunch today ;)!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm (12 years ago)

      It should be a lunch staple! 😉

  3. luminousvegans
    September 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm (12 years ago)

    This pizza looks so fresh and delicious! I’ve never thought of putting avocado on pizza, but love me some avocado and Mexican food in general, so I will have to try this.

    Also, love the stormtrooper pic.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm (12 years ago)

      Ohhhh, you’ve definitely gotta try the avocado on pizza trick! It adds so much smooth creaminess that you don’t miss the cheese (Jedi Mind Trick). NOM. 🙂

  4. Lisa @ The Raw Serenity
    September 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm (12 years ago)

    This looks delicious and nutritious! Love it.
    Avo on a pizza is a great idea.
    I see you have really well cooked crusts on the pizza. Thats my fav.
    I was thinking of making socca pizza crust before, have you tried it?

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh my WOW, I had never even heard of socca pizza crust before so I just googled it and now I WANT SOME, IMMEDIATELY! hehe. Looks delicious and I’m a huge fan of any recipe with only 3 ingredients. 😉

  5. Sarah F. at bentoriffic
    September 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm (12 years ago)

    This looks delicious! I nominated you for One Lovely Blog, and linked to your site today. Just thought you’d like to know. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 6, 2012 at 10:49 am (12 years ago)

      Ohhhhh thank you so much, Sarah! You just made my day! Heading on over to check it out right meow! 🙂 xx

  6. Kristy
    September 5, 2012 at 4:04 am (12 years ago)

    I’m so flattered that you wanted to make my pizza but I’m so happy that those crusts threw themselves at you! This pizza looks so great- the corn, the avocado, the peppers, the beans- I’m swooning!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 6, 2012 at 11:10 am (12 years ago)

      hehe, the bases were a life-saver on a very rushed day, but I am determined to make your delicious bases one of these days! 🙂
      And you just can’t go wrong with Tex-Mex anything, right?

  7. Sophie
    September 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm (12 years ago)

    A stunning & tasty creation, Bex!!! Waw! I love your tasty & colourful toppings too! 🙂 MMMMMMM!

    A blue moon! i have never seen that! that must be spectacular too! I especially love the last picture:) hahahahaha!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 7, 2012 at 11:07 am (12 years ago)

      hehe, me too! It makes me want to get one as a mascot this summer. 😉

  8. Reia@TheCrueltyFreeReview
    September 7, 2012 at 11:37 am (12 years ago)

    I keep forgetting that you are half a world away Bex! I’m just getting used to the idea that football season (American football, that is) is starting and preparing my pantry for soup making. And here you are making me sad that summer is over! Love that pizza and your blue moon pic!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm (12 years ago)

      Nawww, well just think of all the winter positives – hearty soups and lots of cuddles on the couch. 🙂

  9. Maddison
    September 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm (12 years ago)

    Thanks for following me, I absolutely love your blog and can’t wait to see some more yummy healthy treats you cook up! x

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks Maddison! It’s so lovely to have you here and I love your blog too! 🙂 x

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