Looking for the best local pizza? Bring home a haul from your farmer’s market and turn it into a fresh, seasonal vegetable pizza. Well folks, I’m finally off on my mini vacation to Minnesota! Don’t you worry, I’ll still be around the blogosphere! July is blueberry month, and Minnesota is the land of blueberries a plenty, so I definitely plan on taking advantage of the locally grown fruit. (and by local, I mean grown in our front yard) Speaking of locally grown, I made this farmers market vegetable pizza with all the leftover veggies in my fridge. It was awesome! We have a new farmers market here in my town which I am looking forward to visiting upon my return. Summer is such a great time to get fresh fruits and veggies. I highly recommend checking out your own farmers market for some fresh produce. If you need recipe inspiration, check out mine and Kelley’s Seasonal Potluck Link Party!
Local Farmers Market Pizza recipe from Cooking Light
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups thinly sliced onion
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper
- 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (16-ounce) refrigerated fresh pizza crust dough
- Cooking spray
- 5 ounces thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
- ***I added Eggplant to mine too
- 1. Preheat oven to 425°. Position an oven rack in the next to lowest setting. Place a 16-inch pizza pan on the rack.
- 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add 2 cups onion and thyme to pan; cook for 3 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper and garlic to pan; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corn, salt, and black pepper to pan; cook for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.
- 3. Roll dough into a 16-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Remove pan from oven. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Place dough on pan. Arrange mozzarella slices evenly over dough. Spread the corn mixture evenly over cheese, and top with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Bake at 425° for 23 minutes. Arrange tomatoes evenly over pizza; bake an additional 5 minutes or until crust is browned. Remove from oven; sprinkle with basil. Cut into 6 slices.
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