Tomato, Pesto, and Basil Pizza


My sister actually came up with this wonderful pizza.  Pesto, tomato, and basil always taste great together, so naturally we expected this pizza to be scrumptious. And it was! It looks like a dish because we folded the edges over the tomatoes – this made for a really thick crust, which is basically my favorite part of all pizzas (Don’t worry, the ingredients are good too). For the pizza dough, we used the multi-grain one from Whole Foods. We had never tried it before, and we were pleasantly surprised. It had a lot of flavor and was perfectly crunchy. I would definitely recommend  trying this pizza dough!


3 large tomatoes

1/2 cup of pesto

1/2 cup of diced tomatoes (in a jar)

Tarrago (as much or as little as you want, depending on how much you like it)

Basil (as much or as little as you want, depending on how much you like it)

Cheese (we used swiss, but mozzarella would work well too)


Lay out the dough.

Spread the pesto on the dough, leaving a one inch margin around the edge.

Add the diced tomatoes and then put the fresh tomatoes (sliced) on top, maintaining the margin of dough.

Sprinkle on the basil and the tarragon and then sprinkle with cheese.

Add salt and pepper.

Fold over the edges of the dough.

Put the pizza in the oven for 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. And enjoy!




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