Cornmeal Crust Pizza with Black Bean Hummus, Caramelized Shallots, Winter Greens, Chèvre and Manchego Cheese | PCC Natural Markets

Cornmeal Crust Pizza with Black Bean Hummus, Caramelized Shallots, Winter Greens, Chèvre and Manchego Cheese

Yield: Makes one 9-inch pizza

Your rating: None (7 votes)

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Our PCC Deli Black Bean Hummus is made from scratch using delicious ingredients like healthy black beans, sesame tahini, tamari and balsamic vinegar. The flavor is complex and zesty and makes the perfect base for these incredibly simple and nutrient-rich pizzas.

The combination of spicy chèvre and nutty Manchego is perfect with the caramelized shallots and the sweet bits of dried mango. Our Vicolo pizza crusts were developed in the kitchen of a neighborhood restaurant in San Francisco by the same name and are still made to traditional standards.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil Add to list
  • 2 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced Add to list
  • Salt and pepper, to taste Add to list
  • 1 Vicolo cornmeal pizza crust (available in the freezer department at PCC) Add to list
  • 1/3 cup PCC Deli Black Bean Hummus Add to list
  • 2 to 3 leaves dinosaur or curly kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped Add to list
  • 1/4 cup crumbled chèvre cheese Add to list
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego (or your favorite melty pizza cheese) Add to list
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dried mango (or you may substitute fresh) Add to list
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds Add to list
  • Whole sprigs of fresh cilantro for garnish Add to list
  • Lime wedges and hot sauce for serving Add to list


Preheat oven to 425° F.

In a small sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat and cook the shallots, stirring frequently, until deep golden, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet and spread the hummus evenly over the surface. Distribute the shallots and kale over the hummus. Top with all but a few tablespoons of the cheeses. Sprinkle with mango and pumpkin seeds and scatter the last of the cheeses evenly over the surface.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs and serve with lime wedges and your favorite hot sauce.


Another fun topping combination

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "New Day Northwest" show, which aired January 23, 2012.

Lynne Vea


Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: black beans, chevre, cornmeal, entertaining, kale, PCC Deli, pizza, shallots, vegetarian


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