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Basil Pesto Cherry Tomato Pizza

 
Basil Pesto Cherry Tomato Pizza
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Simple fresh flavors that marry perfectly together make this eye-pleasing personal pizza juicy and fresh. For the photo we used our own fresh pesto and made our own pizza crust from scratch, heck we even ground the flour ourselves in our flour mill. In a hurry? No worries, use a pre-made pizza shell and prepared pesto for delicious fresh pizza in a flash.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

20

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

2 small pizza shell
prepared, fresh or pre-baked
*
8 ounces cherry tomatoes
halved
4 ounces mozzarella cheese
buffalo if possible, or provolone works well, cut into thick slices
½ cup basil pesto
home made or jarred
*
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 clove garlic
minced (optional)
1 teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 x basil
fresh for garnish
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Mix the olive oil, oregano and garlic (if used) in a small bowl.

Spread the pesto equally over each prepared personal sized pizza shell. You can make the pizza crust fresh or use prepared pizza dough or pre-baked shells.

Top the layer of pesto with slices of mozzarella cheese (or provolone works very nicely too) strategically placed. If you can find buffalo mozzarella you are in for a special treat.

Top with with the cherry tomato halves in a decorative arrangement.

Place a little bit of salt onto each of the cherry tomatoes. Add a grinding of fresh black pepper if desired.

Drizzle the tomatoes with the olive oil mixture.

Bake in the well pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is starting to brown and tomatoes are nicely done.

Remove, let cool for a few minutes, garnish with fresh basil and serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+4

about 8 years

This recipe is so easy to make, and delicious, the cherry tomatoes work very well with the basil pesto, we used the provolone cheese and home made pizza dough, quick, simple and tasty.

+3

about 8 years

This looks absolutley delicious! It's all my favorite ingredients. I can't wait to try it!

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Comments

Evans
Texas, US
 about 8 years ago

Just want to say, delicious pizza, and this recipe is just so easy to follow, nothing hard for me to figure out. From the beginning to the end, about 30 minutes. My boys loved these individual pizza. Thanks for sharing, looking forward more good ones

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 160g (5.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27572% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 646mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 46% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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