By: Dairy Farmers of Canada
(POSTED: April 7, 2011)
Combine a few ingredients for a perfectly divine pizza that is quick and easy to make. This one is sure to become a family favourite anytime of the week. Buon appetito!
Prep. Time: 8 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 Servings
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) diced fresh tomatoes
1/4 cup (50 ml) chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ( 3 ml) dried basil
1 12-inch (30 cm) prebaked whole wheat pizza crust
1/2 cup (125 ml) pizza sauce
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) shredded Canadian Mozzarella1/4 cup (50 ml) torn fresh basil leaves
-Preheat oven to 400'F (200' C).
-In bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil and dried basil. Keep 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture in a bowl apart.
-Spread pizza crust with sauce. Sprinkle tomato mixture over crust and top with Mozzarella cheese.
-Place pizza directly on the middle rack of the oven. Bake about 15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
-Remove pizza from oven and sprinkle with basil and the rest of the tomato mixture.
-Substitute diced regular tomatoes for the plum tomatoes; place in colander to drain excess liquid. Save on preparation time by using minced garlic available in jars.
-Substitute Canadian Friulano cheese for the Mozzarella. Add 1 tsp (5 ml) of green pepper hot sauce to the tomato mixture.
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