Lemon Grove Lane

Margherita Pizza Recipe

Margherita pizza

When you think of pizza you might feel like it’s not a healthy dinner option. Our margherita pizza is delicious and made lovingly with farm fresh, organic ingredients. Purchase your pizza dough in the frozen food section of your favorite natural food market or if you are feeling adventurous, make your own!  Either way it will be delicious with these ingredients.


Use a cast iron skillet, pizza stone, or pizza pan.

Serve your pizza with a side salad.

Here are a couple ideas:

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Margherita pizza

Mixed Green Salad

margherita pizza
Missy Palacol Photography

Pizza stones are the best for cooking pizza but if you don’t want to store the heavy stone, you can buy a lightweight perforated pan than does a great job of balancing the heat for a perfectly cooked crust.

Margherita Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz (1 lb) store-bought pizza frozen dough (follow thawing instructions)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce (or fire roasted crushed tomatoes)
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella or burrata cheese
  • 6 to 8 slices of spicy salami or cured sausage (you can substitute a vegan option .. or fruit!)
  • 8 to 10 sliced cherry tomatoes
  • a few roasted garlic cloves*
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey (optional)

 

Process

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  On a lightly floured surface, stretch your pizza dough into a large circle, leaving the outer edges thicker to help contain your toppings. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt on your dough.  Pierce your dough with a fork to allow air to escape from the dough. Bake for several minutes or until your pizza dough starts to bubble up.  

Remove from oven and spread your red sauce over the dough with the back of a spoon.  Proceed with the rest of your toppings. Cheese first, salami, tomato, and garlic if you’d like it. Finish with a little bit of Parmesan Cheese and bake!

Return pizza to the oven and bake about 20 minutes or until the crust is a deep golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

*to make cooked garlic cloves, take one head of garlic, slice off the top, drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and bake in a closed container (foil or parchment paper) for 25 to 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and squeeze the cloves out of the head of garlic.  Add to your pizza!

Remove from oven and add basil leaves and a drizzle of honey if you’d like.  Allow to cool for a few minutes, slice, and devour!

- Leslie

- Leslie

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5 Responses

  1. One of our weekly favorites. Mostly use a store bought crust and add our toppings. Rare occasions we make the crust. Sometimes I buy the pizza dough at the supermarket. Great recipe and lovely photos………

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