Sometimes, you just NEED pizza. I haven’t perfected pizza for my family yet – do I go paleo crust (almond flour, etc.)? Try soaked/sprouted wheat? We’ve settled with sprouted wheat, often times, but even so… this means YEAST and waiting. Remember my first sentence? Sometimes, you just need it, and I don’t want to do the whole waiting-on-the-dough thing.
In a moment of desperation, and sadly dough-less, I roasted a tomato slice with a little olive oil, topped with mozzarella. And this awesome appetizer, party-in-your-mouth was born.
What you need:
- A sharp knife – go ahead and sharpen it again for this!
- Either a lined cookie sheet OR pizza stone
- Fresh mozzarella
- A few tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Dried Basil, Parsley, or Oregano
Core your tomatoes.
cut your tomatoes super thin. As thin as you can!
Place your tomatoes on greased pizza stone (I usually rub in a little olive oil.)
Top tomatoes with slices of fresh mozzarella. You can sub in shredded mozz, but the fresh is SO worth it for this!
Sprinkle salt and seasons of choice over topped tomatoes. Don’t overdo the salt, mozzarella is usually pretty salty.
Broil tomatoes for about five minutes, depending on how close the rack is to the top, and of course your oven. (My oven as a choice between high and medium broil; my rack is in the middle and I choose “high”.)
The goal is melted, slightly browned cheese.
When you bite into it, you’ll notice that the tomato is slightly cooked, but not quite “done”. You can cook the tomato if you’re willing – you can broil the tomato for a few minutes first, and then add the cheese, if you want the tomato better cooked. I don’t usually do this because the broiling all-at-once gets it done for me. I’d recommend trying it WITHOUT cooking the tomatoes first (hey now, go the easiest route first!) and see how you like it.
When I make these… they’re usually all gone within five minutes … it’s all I can do to share some with the hubby. :) (I think that’s a common last sentence of my posts. Reality is this: I love to cook because I love to eat!)