Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza
After a visit to Italy, home gardener Reed Davis had an intense craving for simple, fresh pizza. He also had a lot of homegrown tomatoes. This easy recipe took care of both. He makes his own crust--feel free to use your favorite recipe or store-bought pizza dough, as we have here.
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- Calories: 144
- Calories from fat: 35%
- Protein: 3.6g
- Fat: 5.8g
- Saturated fat: 1.1g
- Carbohydrate: 20g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Sodium: 242mg
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- 1 package store-bought pizza dough, such as Trader Joe's, or use homemade dough
- 2 or 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- About 1/4 tsp. flaked sea salt
- 2 to 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 10 to 12 small tomatoes, halved or quartered
- 6 or 7 basil leaves, torn
- 1. Preheat oven to 500° with a pizza stone on the bottom rack.
- 2. Roll out pizza dough on a floured pizza peel or upside-down large baking sheet. Press garlic slices into surface of dough and season with salt. Slide pizza from peel onto hot pizza stone in oven.
- 3. Bake pizza until puffed, blistered, and browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle liberally with oil, and top with tomatoes and basil. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.
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