Friday, April 15, 2011
This past weekend hubby and I were in Washington D.C. visiting family. We went out for drinks and appetizers and had the most scrumptious caprese flatbread. Since caprese salad is one of my most favorite dishes, I couldn't get it out of my head, the melty mozzarella cheese, the juicy tomatoes, the tang from the balsamic vinaigrette. I just had to make my own version of it at home this week. I decided to go with a pizza, using 5 Minute Pizza Dough. Instead of using fresh basil, I used frozen chopped basil that I got a Trader Joe's because this way I could sprinkle the basil all over the pizza. Chopped fresh basil would be wonderful on this pizza as well. Hubby and I loved how this turned out and will definitely be adding this easy, delicious pizza to our meal rotation.
An Ashley's Cooking Adventures Original
Pizza dough of your choice
7 small fresh vine ripened tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella and lay on a paper towel for 5 minutes to reduce some of the juice.
Roll out the pizza dough and place on pan. Place tomatoes and mozzarella on the dough. Layer on the basil. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Bake in the oven for about 14 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and slightly golden brown on the edges. Remove from oven and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before slicing and serving.