Sunday, August 30, 2009

Homemade Pizza with Garlic and Fresh Tomatoes

I don't have a photo, because this pizza didn't last very long! It was easy to make, and it's a great use of the abundance of fresh tomatoes from the garden. With all of the tomatoes, this doesn't need a cooked sauce. The sharpness of the provolone complements the tomato flavor. As usual, I don't have a recipe, just a guideline.
  • Pizza dough, shaped into a thin crust
  • Olive oil, preferably EVOO - about 2 to 3 tablespoons per pizza
  • Garlic, minced - about 2 or 3 cloves per pizza
  • Basil - about 1/4 teaspoon (dried) per pizza
  • Black pepper - to taste
  • Shredded cheese - I used a blend of mozzarella and provolone - 4 ounces per pizza
  • Fresh tomatoes, cut into small dice, drained - about 1-1/2 cups per pizza
Top the pizza crust with oil, garlic, basil, and black pepper. Top with cheese, then tomatoes. Add another drizzle of olive oil if you like. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. (Watch it closely for doneness.)

This is one of my favorite recipes, so I'm linking it to Ultimate Recipe Swap!


  1. Oh this sounds go good!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The provolone sounds great. It must have been good if there was no time for a pic! Like I said.... pizza on the brain [big grin]

  3. Thanks for stopping by my MPM post and commenting! I just made homemade pizza for the first time over the weekend and already it's earned a (probably weekly!) spot on my menu plan!! Your recipe sounds delicious!

  4. YUMMY!!! pizza with fresh veggies. THANKS!!! Geri


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