Margherita Pizza

Ingredients

Flour (for dusting)
Basic Pizza Dough
1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced, divided
8 large tomatoes, thinly sliced and patted dry
1 pound fresh mozzarella (one large ball), sliced into thin rounds
Whole basil leaves
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Heat oven to 500°. On a lightly floured surface, cut pizza dough in half and roll out into two ½-inch-thick rounds.

Brush one round with olive oil. Sprinkle with half of garlic. Overlap (slightly) tomato slices, mozzarella rounds, and basil leaves in concentric circles on top of dough. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Repeat with second dough round. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese is brown and bubbling.

Yield: 

two 12-inch pizzas

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