Easy Pizza Recipe

For my friend's most recent CSA delivery last weekend, we harvested tomatoes of several varieties, summer and winter squash, basil, bell peppers, and tomatillos.

I took a few baskets of tomatoes and sprigs of basil home, and was inspired to use them as pizza toppings.

If you've ever had Domino's crispy thin-crust pizza, you're aware that it's infinitely tastier than their original recipe. I replicated the crispy crust at home using a shortcut, with delicious results!

  1. Toast whole-wheat flour tortillas in a toaster oven or oven until they are firm and dry, like big crackers.

  2. Spread pizza sauce on each tortilla (I love Trader Joe's pizza sauce in the glass jars - tastier than the version sold in tubs in the refrigerated section)

  3. Generously heap on shredded cheese - I recommend something more flavorful and pungent than mozzarella, for instance fontina or parmesan

  4. Sprinkle with herbs, such as oregano, dried red pepper flakes, garlic powder, etc.

  5. Top with fresh garden vegetables, such as sliced tomatoes and basil leaves

  6. Pop back into the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese

I often like to host pizza-making parties, using either dough made from scratch, or Trader Joe's refrigerated pizza dough. From now on, however, I'm going to switch to using tortillas. The advantages:

  • No hassle rolling out dough, which can be somewhat time-consuming and messy

  • Guaranteed crispy crust! No more soggy or chewy crusts, even with generous amounts of sauce and cheese.

  • The tortillas are 100% whole wheat

  • This recipe so speedy, it makes for a suitable easy weeknight dinner.

A pizza I made, topped with fresh garden tomatoes

A white pizza my mom made, with no sauce, but abundant tomatoes, bell peppers, and hot peppers from her garden in Illinois :)