Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday: Margherita Pizza and Fresh Salad

I don't know about you, but fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on homemade pizza dough is a weakness of mine! Seriously, if you have not had a pizza like this one, try it! I think you will really enjoy it!

Here is what you need for one 10 inch pizza:

Basil leaves, 1-2 large tomatoes, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese (optional)

Step 1: Get your crust ready!

Step 2: Slice your tomato
Step 3: Mix your tomato with 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 minced garlic clove and 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Step 4: Spread some of your tomato marinade onto your pizza crust

Step 5: Arrange tomatoes on top

Step 6: Top with Shredded Mozzarella

Step 7: Top with Basil leaves and feta (feta is extra, not necessary!)

Step 8: Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until the crust is brown and cheese is bubbly

This was seriously one of the best homemade pizza's I have had. I truly love all the fresh ingredients on the pizza. Using olive oil, garlic and salt as your "sauce" makes for a lighter tasting pizza, which is a nice change!


amanda said...

Yummy! Great idea to marinate the tomatoes. I would definitely add the feta.

Ethiopianmomma said...

This looks amazing!!!!!!! I am making it this week! Using cherry tomatoes cause that is what I have, but still...oh yum!

The Keevy Family said...

This looks so good! I made the pasta dish you had featured a few weeks ago with the chicken, tomatoes and fresh basil. I hadn't really made anything with fresh basil before and the taste was fabulous! I know I would love this pizza too, thanks for sharing!