Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, and Basil Pizza

Photo: Justin Walker; Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross

Allow the dough to rest at room temperature before rolling it out. If it still shrinks back when you start to work with the dough, let it rest for another 10 minutes, and then try again. For a pretty finishing touch, save a few small basil leaves to sprinkle over the top after it cooks.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 3 slices)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 22 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 406
  • Fat: 18.5g
  • Saturated fat: 5.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 13.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.7g
  • Fiber: 7.4g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 627mg
  • Calcium: 36mg

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 (6-ounce) heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

  1. 1. Place a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 500° (keep pizza stone or baking sheet in oven as it preheats).
  2. 2. Let dough stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. 3. Place basil, garlic, and 2 tablespoons oil in a mini food processor; pulse 3 times to form a paste. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; pulse until smooth.
  4. 4. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a floured surface; pierce entire surface liberally with a fork. Carefully remove pizza stone from oven. Arrange dough on pizza stone. Spread about 2 1/2 tablespoons basil mixture over dough. Top evenly with cheese, tomatoes, and pepper. Bake at 500° for 12 minutes or until crust is browned and crisp. Top with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons basil mixture; sprinkle evenly with salt. Cut into 12 slices.
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