Saturday, May 22, 2010

pesto pizza

We decided to take a break and make a yummy pesto flat bread pizza! It's super easy and really tasty :)

The tomato slices on top are from our own tomato garden!

*Preheat oven to 425 degrees

You can buy Naan flat bread or thin pizza crusts from your local market. You can also buy pesto sauce or make your own, we made our own:


Flat bread or thin pizza crust
monterey jack cheese

(pesto ingredients)
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
4 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
couple cracks black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil


Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Puree until the mixture forms a smooth, thick paste.

Spread a thin layer of pesto on your think pizza or flat bread. Then sprinkle about 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, then about 3 oz or so of grated monterey jack cheese, then top with thinly sliced tomato.

Put in oven directly on rack in the center of the oven for about 6 minutes or so (watch it, as it depends on your oven.) When the cheese has melted and is all bubbly, it's finished!

It is sooooo tasty- you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this!



  1. Mmmmmmm, thanks for the homemade pesto recipe! I've been looking for a good one and this looks so tasty :)

  2. It's super tasty! Enjoy :) XOXO

  3. That looks super yummy! I'm so jealous that you have tomatoes already!!

  4. It is the plants FIRST little tomato and it was pretty scrumptious

  5. Mmmmm..I think I will make some right now! I even have bread dough in the fridge!