If you are looking for a fresh take on the usual flatbread, while getting the most out of the fresh flavours of summer for as long as you can, a cherry tomato and basil flatbread could be just the thing you have been searching for.
These classic pizza toppings can be so versatile, and easy to work with. Combining the fresh summer flavours of the salad with the taste of the warm flatbread come together to form perfection in every bite.
An oil that’s not just an oil
To give an extra bit of flavour to your topping salad, or even the flatbread itself, you can olive oil with garlic. This adds a little extra flavour to your flatbread, and can be used as a dip for other breads, or pizzas if you’re having a pizza night.
- 1 portion pizza dough
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- ¼ red onion julienned
- 1 cup mozzarella
- 1 cup torn basil leaves
- 4 garlic cloves
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ½ lemon
How to prepare
Start by preheating your pizza stone, or steel on the grill with indirect heat, or preheat in the oven for 20 minutes. While you wait for the steel/stone to preheat, slice your cloves of garlic into very thin slices, and combine with olive oil.
Once your pizza stone/steel has reached temperature, begin stretching your dough and flour your pizza peel.
Using your dough docker (or a fork if you do not have one) prick the dough. Drizzle the garlicky olive oil evenly over the dough, and sprinkle with sea salt. (Save some olive oil for after.)
Put dough into the pizza steel, and while it cooks, combine mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil and onion into bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over the combination, and add reserved garlic-infused olive oil. Season with sea salt for taste.
When the dough is cooked, top it with the salad and serve.
This post was written by Shan Bakrac, owner of Top Slice Pizzeria. Top Slice Pizzeria is the best slice of St Pete pizza with over 35 years of experience, and the best ingredients on the market to make the freshest pizza! If you’re in the Downtown St. Pete area come on in, place an order for pickup or find us on Uber EATS!