Friday, June 14, 2013

It's Pizza Night!!!

This evening I was in the mood for pizza since I haven't had it for a while and pizza always seems to taste better on Friday nights for some reason!  I made my Almond-Flax-Parmesan Herb Pizza Crust -- it is one of my favorites. Instead of topping it with traditional pizza sauce, I used a little sun-dried tomato pesto made by Mezzetta, which is also one of my favorites (their green pesto is awesome, too).  After baking the crust, I spread a slightly heaping tablespoon of the sun-dried tomato pesto on top of the crust; added diced fresh mozzarella cheese, sauteed poblano peppers, Vidalia onions and sliced mushrooms and popped it back in the oven to bake and melt the cheese for about 7 minutes or so.  I removed it from the oven and turned the oven to broil and then topped it with sliced mini San-Marzano tomatoes and snipped green onion tops and a few shreds of Parmigiano Reggiano and then broiled it for a few minutes until hot and bubbly.  It was absolutely delicious!  I enjoyed my pizza with a fresh, crisp salad.  For dessert, I flavored some plain Greek yogurt with a little stevia, a few drops of black currant extract that I got yesterday and then stirred in some chopped walnuts...I was in heaven!  I snapped a few photos for you to see below.  Enjoy!


Love this pesto...


Darlene said...

I made your pizza tonight also. I wanted to tell you that precooking the veggies made all the difference (last time my crust got soggy before we were finished eating.) Happy weekend!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Darlene! So glad you enjoyed it. Yes, pre-cooking helps a lot -- so glad it worked well for you this time! Hope you have a happy weekend, too! :-)