Pizza Caprese (Or Pizza Margherita My Way)

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

I was going to make myself a Pizza Margherita tonight, then I started thinking about how I'd make it...and before I knew it, I realized I was thinking more about making an Insalata Caprese! So I thought "Hmmm...why not?" So here it is: essentially a warm Insalata Caprese on a crust!

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  1. Combine chopped tomatoes, basil leaves, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oven to 400* F. Spread dough out into a 12 inch round on a greased pizza pan. Combine olive oil and garlic; brush over crust. Bake at 400* F for about 10 minutes, or until just turning golden.
  3. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over crust.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove tomato mixture from bowl, reserving liquid. Spread evenly over shredded cheese.
  5. Place fresh mozzarella slices over tomato mixture.
  6. Drizzle reserved dressing over all.
  7. Return to oven and bake at 400* F for 10-12 minutes or until mozzarella is melty with golden brown spots.