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Easy Pizze (a)

This is a recipe for a super simple, delicious and adaptable pizza that is great as an appetizer or an easy vegetarian dinner. It only works when tomatoes and basil are fresh.

Ingredients:

  • Four 10-inch flour tortillas
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • garlic salt
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (2 pounds)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella (4 cups)
  • 1 cup finely shredded basil leaves

Set a pizza stone in the oven or grill and preheat the oven to 500°, allowing at least 45 minutes for the stone to heat.

Brush both sides of one tortilla with olive oil. Place the tortilla on a lightly floured pizza peel and sprinkle with garlic salt and 1 tablespoon of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Thinly slice 1 tomato; arrange on the tortilla. Season with salt and pepper and top with 1 cup of the mozzarella and another sprinkle of parmesan. Salt and pepper again.

Slide the tortilla onto the hot pizza stone and bake for about 8 minutes, until the pizza is crisp on the bottom and the cheese is bubbling. Garnish with 1/4 cup of the shredded basil, cut the pizza into 8 wedges and serve. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, tomatoes, cheeses and basil.

Pair these pizzas with a light Chardonnay such as Natura or Markham or try them with a smooth Pinot Noir like Mark West.

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