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!
- Toast whole-wheat flour tortillas in a toaster oven or oven until they are firm and dry, like big crackers.
- 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)
- Generously heap on shredded cheese - I recommend something more flavorful and pungent than mozzarella, for instance fontina or parmesan
- Sprinkle with herbs, such as oregano, dried red pepper flakes, garlic powder, etc.
- Top with fresh garden vegetables, such as sliced tomatoes and basil leaves
- 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 white pizza my mom made, with no sauce, but abundant tomatoes, bell peppers, and hot peppers from her garden in Illinois :)