Thursday, August 30, 2012

Farmer's Market Pizza

My favorite veggies, cheese, and healthy carbs... yup, I could not be happier! This pizza combines a wonderful mixture of summer's bounty over fresh mozzarella and my Whole Wheat Pizza Crust. It's about as nutritious as a pizza can get, without compromising any flavor whatsoever! In fact, it's really delicious. So delicious that you may even feel kind of guilty eating it -- just continue to remind yourself of all the nutritious vegetables, and hey, a little cheese every now and then never hurt anyone. In fact, just typing this is making me hungry... read on; I'm off to eat the leftovers! :)

Printable Recipe.

* 1-2 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
* 2 cups thinly sliced red onions
* 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
* 2 cups thinly sliced bell pepper
* 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
* 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 pizza crust 
* 5-6 ounces thinly sliced mozzarella
* 1/3 cup grated Parmagiano-Reggiano (substitutions: Pecorino Romano, Parmesan)
* 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
* Fresh basil leaves (at least 12)

* Preheat oven to 425 F.
* Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with the olive oil.
* Once warmed, add the red onion and thyme, and cook for about 3 minutes, until the onion has softened.
 * Add the bell pepper and garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes.
* Add corn, salt, and black pepper, and cook for about a minute.
* Take the mixture off the heat. 

* Preheat the oven to 425 F.
* Arrange the sliced cheese over the pizza crust.

* Layer the cooked vegetable mixture over the mozzarella.
* Sprinkle the shredded Parmagiano-Reggiano over the veggies.

* Bake the pizza for 20 minutes, and then arrange the halved tomatoes over the pizza.
* Bake the pizza for another 8 minutes or so, until the crust is cooked through.

* Arrange the basil leaves over the pizza.
* Slice your pizza, and then get ready to eat fresh!

** Great additions are crushed red pepper and more shredded cheese.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, Fresh Food Fast.


  1. I love the fresh basil on here. One of my favorite toppings. And the corn?? Get outta here! Looks great. :)


  2. Thanks!! I loved the corn - it was something different, and added a hint of sweetness to the veg mixture! Hope you like :)

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  4. This looks good. One of my favorite foods is pizza! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  5. Great pizza idea! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  6. Love pizza and love the veggies you have on this. I will have to give it a try. thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and hope that you will join us next week with more great recipes. Newest follower