Tarry Lodge Earth Day Pizza

Every pizzeria is celebrating earth day with their unique basil inspired pizza recipe. Tarry Lodge celebrates it with a Basil pesto Pizza with Tomato Mozzarella. Here is the recipe:

Basil Pesto Pizza with Tomato and Mozzarella
Makes 1 pizza

Basil Pesto:
2 cups fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup grated pecorino
½ cup olive oil

Combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts and pecorino in food processor. Drizzle in olive oil to desired consistency, until smooth. 

1 pound fresh tomatoes, diced
1 pound mozzarella, diced

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Stretch pizza dough on a greased sheet pan. Spread basil pesto atop the dough in an even layer. Top with diced fresh tomatoes and diced mozzarella. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, turn sheet pan and bake for 5 more minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Remove, slice and garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.
Posted by Diane Araga, on April 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM