Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Margherita Anyone?

Nope...that's not a typo you see...I'm talking about the classic margherita pizza!  I know...I know...these flavors seem to crop up a lot around here...but hey!  When it works, it works and we really love basil, cheese, and tomatoes...what can we say?!?

Isn't it just gorgeous?  I love a colorful pizza...and this one is no exception thanks to the heirloom tomatoes and bright green basil.  

It must be summer around here finally!  :)

Here's our take on the classic margherita pizza:
  • Pizza dough {homemade or store bought}
  • Tomato sauce {easy recipe here}
  • Pesto sauce {easy recipe here}
  • Two heirloom tomatoes
  • Sliced Mozzerella
  • Handful of basil
  • EVOO
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese {optional}
Preheat oven to 450.

Spread tomato sauce and pesto sauce together over pizza dough.  Place sliced mozzarella and then tomatoes over sauce and lightly brush tomatoes with EVOO.  Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, until tomatoes are soft and cheese is melted.  While cooling, tear basil by hand over the pizza and sprinkle with salt & pepper...and Parmesan if desired.

 I must say, the addition of pesto in this recipe definitely takes this classic recipe up a notch!  Enjoy with a glass of merlot!  Bon Appetit! 

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

38 comments:

  1. You are making me hungry and crave pizza!!!

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  2. YUM! I'm starving right now and looking at that pizza is not helping... Love heirloom tomatoes and I bet that pesto is really good!

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  3. Pizza and wine...sounds great to me!!

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  4. mmmm YES! those are my favorite toppings on a pizza :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  5. Is it bad that I want this for breakfast....right now?

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  6. YUMMY! That looks so incredibly delicious!

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  7. OMG I would do terrible things for that pizza it looks amazing! YUMMMMMM!

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  8. those heirloom tomatoes look perfect!! so healthy! and here I was eating a 4-cheese pizza 2 nights ago!

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  9. Pizza will always be my favorite...and funny enough, that is the first thing I thought of when I saw Margherita, didn't even give it a second thought! (c: This looks amazing...just like your nautical outfit and that AWESOME little nook with the target pillows in "mixing it up"! Where have I been that I didn't get to gush over these beauties?!? My appologies...I always enjoy visiting you, you cute girl!

    P.S. I'm *LOVING* the fun changes to the blog look!

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  10. delish! So pretty and perfect for summer!! xo

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  11. I just love all the recipes you feature! I wish I were more talented at cooking because I love food!

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  12. Wow! That pizza looks delicious. I am a fan of the margherita pizza, but have never attempted to make it at home. Your pics have just inspired me!

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  13. I make my own pizza all the time at school because it's SO cheap! It's delicious, too. Love some of the toppings you put on!

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  14. it looks amazing... what a great idea for dinner tonight!! yay for summer ;)

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  15. Yum! I'm hungry now! This looks sooo good!

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  16. Margherita pizza is my favorite in the summer!!! We make it all the time and I just happened to steal a ton of basil from my parents house today so I think we need to make it this friday! We usually do pizza friday's at our house :) looks so good!

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  17. It looks delicious! Pizza & wine are my perfect Friday night meal.

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  18. What beautiful colors! That pizza pie just caught my eye- keep up the amazing culinary work :)

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  19. It's 4PM... I'm taking a little work break... and this is making me SOO hungry haha.

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  20. This is definitely one of my favorite foods ever. Seriously. Caprese sammy's, salads, and pizza = love. And especially with heirloom tomatoes!

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  21. I am seriously drooling and heirloom tomatoes are my favorite! This is going in my to make asap recipe file!

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  22. margherita pizza is one of my favs! you're becoming quite the little chef on here! i love it!

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  23. This looks incredible! Margherita pizza is one of my favorites!

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  24. Looks divine! I can't wait to try it.

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  25. this looks so delish... i could totally go for a slice right now!

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  26. That is one delicious looking pizza! Yummy!!

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  27. I Love margherita pizza! My favorite!
    Just found your blog.. it's adorable! Look forward to reading more from you!

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  28. Ohh Magherita pizza is my fav!! Your pizza looks delicious. nom nom nom.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  29. your food posts always make me sooooo hungry!!! this look so fresh & delicious :) xoxoxo brynn

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  30. Your pizza looks delicious!! Margherita Pizza is one of my all time favorites. I can't wait to make it with fresh tomatoes from my garden.

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  31. You just made my decision to have pizza for lunch! Thanks!

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  32. Wow! That has to be one of the prettiest pizzas I've ever seen and it sounds delicious :) I wanted to invite you over to show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day!
    Katie

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  33. I'm seriously salivating right now! I still don't know if I've ever had French toast that holds a candle to yours. Yum!!!

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  34. That looks so tasty! That's my favorite pizza and I love the idea of adding pesto! (and of course, a glass of wine!)

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  35. That's it, I'm having pizza for dinner! That looks amazing. I'm drooling.

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  36. This is my favorite type of pizza!! Makes me want some right now

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