Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pesto Tomato Personal Pizzas!

I was foraging through the fridge the other day looking for something easy for dinner.  I had leftover Greek pitas from my "Seduction Pizza" recipe, juicy tomatoes hanging around and the right ingredients to whip up some pesto!
 
Easy decision!  Pesto Tomato Personal Pizzas.
I LOVE this pizza.  It's fast, satisfying and super delicious.  Make it NOW.  (OK, tomorrow then.  I understand.  You have to go shopping to buy everything.)
 
This makes two but it's easily scaled down if you are a single person and easily doubled, etc. if you are making them for a number of people. 
 
Here's what you'll need:
  
 
          2 Greek style pitas*
          2 vine ripened tomatoes
          8 T pesto (click here for recipe)
          1 cup shredded mozarella cheese

         *Keep these on hand in your freezer
           for an easy pizza night.  If you're single,
           it will keep them fresh so you're not
           always throwing stuff away!

Slice your tomatoes "East/West"
as opposed to "North/South".

Check this out!
A tomato knife by Henckel!  Pretty cool!

Place your 2 pitas on a cookie sheet...
If you like, you can spray the sheet with non-stick spray.
Spread 4 T pesto over each pita base...

Add 1 sliced tomato on top of each pita...
Don't worry if some of the "tomato guts" drop out!
See?  I have empty spots - no problem.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over each pizza.
Go ahead and use more if you like!
These are guidelines :-)
Place in a 350 degree oven for about 1/2 an hour
until the cheese is bubbly and golden to your liking!
 

Right out of the oven...
Ready to be devoured!

Pesto Tomato Personal Pizza.
So easy, so delicious!
Serve with a green salad using, of course,
 my best ever Italian vinaigrette!