Fresh Tomato Pizza
A healthy pizza option
Who knew that something so simple could be so delicious? People will think that you are a regular Italian gourmet, complete with a pizza oven, after they taste this gourmet pizza recipe – even if you are just learning to cook. Quit reaching for the phone and calling for takeaway, and stop buying your pizza online! Instead, have some confidence and learn to cook pizza with this easy dinner dish.
The minimal ingredients in this fresh tomato pizza allow the sweet tomatoes to really shine, and will give you a bite of summer all year long.
- Yield: 1 Pizza
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 1 Pizza Crust
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 2 Large Ripe Tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1/4-1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut your fresh tomatoes into 1/2-inch slices.
3. Drizzle the olive oil on top of the pizza. The 1/4 cup is a guideline. You just want enough to drizzle over the top.
4. Place a layer of the fresh tomatoes on the pizza, covering the dough (leaving room for a crust).
5. Sprinkle the garlic powder, dried Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese on top of the tomatoes (you want enough to dust over the tomatoes).
6. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar.
7. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. If you are using a fresh dough (instead of a store-bought crust), I like to cook the dough on a cookie sheet.
8. Serve and enjoy!
- Dried herbs work well on this recipe — fresh might burn in the oven.
- If you cook your pizza directly on the wire racks in your oven, your crust will crisp up and be quite delicious.
- Use whole wheat pizza dough to make this quick recipe more healthy.
- The thinner you slice your fresh tomatoes, the quicker the tomatoes will cook in the oven. Regardless of the done-ness of the tomato, I only cook the pizza for 10 minutes.