Margherita Naan Pizza

Can every night be pizza night?  I’m totally serious.

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I’m the kind of girl who can’t repeat a meal more than two or three times in a row because I get sick of things easily.  Pizza however is a different ball game.  I could eat pizza every day for, oh I don’t know, is forever too long?  (That’s goes for bagels too.)

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A few months ago I used store-bought Naan in an attempt to satisfy a pizza craving because it was the only bread that I had in the house and it sort of looks like pizza before you’ve done anything to it.  I used marinara and string cheese for my pizza toppings.  Yes, I said string cheese and yes it’s exactly as difficult to shred a stick of cheese as you are imagining.  Again, it was what I had in the house.  (Can you tell that I had to go grocery shopping?)  Anyway, it came out okay, but nothing to write home about.  I was pretty sure I could do better, and the naan part was the easiest pizza dough I’ve ever dealt with.

The next time I planned ahead of time and bought better toppings (some might argue “real” toppings because, let’s face it, a mozzarella cheese stick is kinda of lame) for my naan pizza.  I wanted something light and fresh and summer-y, so to speak, so I opted for a margherita style pizza.

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What I learned was that naan and margherita toppings were a match made in heaven.  It was out of this world delicious!  I wanted more, a lot more.  The moral of this story is that the quality of your ingredients makes a big difference.  The naan didn’t change, but the pizza was a completely different experience.

My husband and I made these margherita style two weekends in a row (just to make sure they were as fantastic as I remember them being 😉 ).  Yup, they’re that freaking amazing.  We didn’t have enough mozzarella cheese so I used feta cheese.  Plus I added kalamata olives.  I believe my exact words to my husband were, “We’ve got to make these every weekend.”

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Margherita Naan Pizza Recipe
(Makes 1 personal sized pizza)

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of naan
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of olive oil, depending on preference
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • tomatoes, sliced
  • fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay the piece of naan on a cookie sheet.  (You can easily fit two on a cookie sheet to bake them at the same time if you are doubling this recipe.)
  3. In a small bowl combine the olive oil and minced garlic.
  4. Spread the garlic oil onto the pizzas.  Make sure to get all of the garlic onto the pizza, you aren’t just trying to use garlic flavored oil here.
  5. Top each pizza with the sliced mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, and basil leaves.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.  The salt really helps bring out the flavor of the tomatoes.
  7. Cook them in the preheated oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking.

Source:  Tina’s Chic Corner  (Well of course I didn’t invent it but this is my creation without referring to a recipe.)

 

Rating:

5 Hats

 

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