Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Got Tomatoes

I'm participating in a MckLinky Blog Hop this week where you can share a favorite recipe. I thought it'd be a great time to share a favorite recipe using some of the yummy fresh tomatoes that are so abundant this summer.

Fresh tomatoes are one of my very favorite things about summertime. Jeff only plants about six tomato plants, but we get more tomatoes from them than we can possibly eat. This weekend I'm making homemade salsa with Nan to use up some of them.

Last Sunday night for the Sunday Night Supper at my mom and pop's house, I made a couple of Fresh Tomato Pizzas with Pesto. Everyone loved them. Even if you're not a pizza lover, try this recipe. The pesto as the sauce makes a world of difference. It's really, really good. Even cold leftovers the next day.

I doubled my recipe because I was making it as sort of an appetizer for a big crowd. This is all you need:

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese ( I used a cup of each)
3 medium ripe tomatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced, pitted ripe olives, drained
1/2 cup purchased pesto or Homemade Pesto (if you're really good)
Freshly ground pepper
1 16-ounce prebaked pizza shell

Spread pesto evenly over pizza shell. Place on large pizza pan or cookie sheet. Arrange tomato slices on top. Season with pepper. Sprinkle with olives and cheese. Bake in 425 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tomatoes are warm.
So easy and incredibly tasty!
Till tomorrow, Bon Appetit!

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confused homemaker said...

making pizza at home is so delicious & easy. I don't know why more people don't do it. Thanks for sharing yours:)

Theresa said...

Sound Delish! I will be sure to try this recipe! Love you!

suzanne said...

That pizza was scrumptious! Even Reid liked it, and we all know he doesn't DO pizza. I, on the other hand, could eat it daily.
THanks for the recipe!

I am Harriet said...

I love making homemade pizza!

Stopping by via the blog hop to check out your recipe.

barbo said...

Kell will you blog salsa recipe our favorite and i have extra tomatoes love you

tracychele said...

YUMMY! I make Buffalo Chicken Pizza alot! Pizza at home is really good! I believe more people should make it too!! I like to let the kids make their own! Messy but fun! Have a wonderful evening!

Coupon Teacher said...

Looks great!

Missy said...

OMG! I love tomatoes! Especially, the purple one! They do a number on my face!

Jules said...

This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Shauna said...

That's my kind of pizza. Yum!