Pizza is great because it's so diverse. It can easily be customized to meet your individual taste preferences. It's also a great way to use up leftover ingredients in your fridge! I had extra basil from another recipe and some tomatoes, so I decided to make a tomato basil pizza!
Tomato Basil Pizza
1 unbaked pizza crust
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
Fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced
Drizzle olive oil over unbaked pizza crust; spread minced garlic over olive oil.
Lay a layer of whole basil leaves over the garlic, followed by a layer of cheese.
|I had some leftover sliced mozzarella that I bought on sale for $1.99/lb, so I finished that up, then used shredded for the rest.|
Add a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes and top with a little extra cheese.
|I like my tomatoes sliced quite thin.|
Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is golden and crust is baked through.
Pizza is also good with a pesto sauce instead of whole basil leaves, but since pesto can get quite pricey, this is a budget-friendly alternative! Also, if you really like basil, now's the time to plant it so you'll have an abundant crop this summer!!!