Quick Pizza Margherita

Quick, easy and simple. A pizza margherita can be the easiest yet the hardest dish to perfect but its a delicious meal you can eat anytime. This recipe version from My recipes gives us a chance to make our own margherita pizza: 

1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
Cooking spray $
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided $
1 garlic clove, halved
5 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 3/4 pound)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil $
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°.
Unroll crust dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat into a 13 x 11-inch rectangle. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Remove crust from oven, and brush with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Rub crust with cut sides of garlic.
Arrange tomato slices on crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is golden.
Combine 1/2 teaspoon oil and vinegar, stirring with a whisk.
Sprinkle pizza evenly with sliced basil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the vinegar mixture evenly over the pizza. Cut pizza into 8 pieces.

Posted by Diane Araga, on June 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM