Main Dishes

Pesto Pizza September 4, 2015 09:39

There's nothing like an August tomato fresh from the garden in upstate NY.  Maybe anticipation plays a role but the flavor and fragrance are second to none. Eating fresh tomatoes raw, in a tomato sandwich, or caprese salad is a tradition around here. This pizza, which comes together in less than 15 minutes hands on time, may become a new tradition, it's that good.


Pizza dough of choice

1/4 jar Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Kale Pesto

1 fresh beefsteak tomato

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Let pizza dough rise according to instructions. I placed ours in the oven with the oven light on, just enough heat to activate the yeast.

Once dough has risen, punch it down then stretch it to fit a pizza pan (about 12 inches).

Preheat oven to 500 F.

Put pizza dough on pizza pan in oven for five minutes.

Remove dough from oven. Spread pesto on dough

top with tomato slices

and sliced fresh mozzarella.

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starting to turn golden brown.

Remove from oven, cool slightly, slice and enjoy!