Happy Labor Day, y’all. It was a nice day of partying and racing– the type of day that needs Pizza. We both got the hankering for Pizza while hanging in the pool today, so I decided to do something quick, easy and delicious for meatless monday instead of dialing up the local joints (which were likely resting anyway). We had some leftover Brussels sprout slaw (a Bungalow Favorite), so I thought of something that could work well with it, too. Caprese flavors caught my attention and eventually my taste buds with this tasty concoction.
It is also good to be back to the blog after my European adventure. To anyone from Toronto, Miami, Lexington, St Paul, Charlotte, or San Jose reading, welcome to the Bungalow, come visit anytime. (Same to you Gehl team!). You’ll all be happy to know I biked to the store to get necessary ingredients.
How can you go wrong with these guys?
Caprese Pizza with Brussels Slaw
1 Pizza dough per Smitten Kitchen and other posts here
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 bulb garlic
1 lb mozzarella, sliced to medallions.
10-12 leaves basil
Olive oil and salt
Balsamic glaze, to top
Leftover Brussels sprouts slaw to cover (many posts here include it)
Heat the oven to 400. Cut the top of the bulb of garlic and coat with olive oil and salt. Wrap in aluminum foil and roast about 30-40 minutes, until browned and soft. Raise the oven heat to 500 and throw in a pizza stone.
Make the dough, Roll it out on a flowered surface by hand. Squeeze the roasted garlic into a bowl and mash. Spread olive oil on the dough and then smear on the mashed garlic. Transfer to a peel covered with corn meal. Heat the dough 4 minutes.
Remove the dough and add the tomato. Dot the balsamic glaze on the tomatoes and then add a basil leaf to each tomato slice. Top each quadrant with 2 medallions of cheese and cover with basil shreds and some more balsamic.
Return the dish to oven with the peel onto the stone. Cook 8 minutes. Add the salad and cook 3 more minutes. Make sure the cheese is beginning to brown. Cut into four pieces and share it up.
Happy four day work week! Enjoy a slice and sleep well tonight.