Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Pizza
This most basic pizza, known as Pizza Margherita in Italy, proves
the old adage that less is more. Use the freshest basil
and tomatoes you can find.
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 small plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 recipe Pizza Dough (see recipe below)
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup whole fresh basil leaves, firmly packed
1 1/2 ounces skim-milk mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
Prepare grill for a hot fire, using direct method (When the coals are ready, arrange
for direct cooking. In the direct method, coals are spread out in the middle of the
grill and the food is cooked directly above. This method cooks food quickly,
resulting in more browning on the outside of the food. Direct cooking is best
suited for smaller pieces of food such as kabobs, steaks, chops, burgers or
vegetables.) Sprinkle work surface with flour. With rolling pin,
roll out dough
to two 8" circles, approximately 1/8" thick. Carefully lift dough directly into grill rack.
Grill about 2 minutes, until dough bubbles and begins to char on bottom; turn.
Sprinkle crusts evenly with shallots; evenly distribute one-fourth of the cheese
over each. Arrange tomato slices and basil leaves evenly over cheese and
top with remaining cheese. Close grill cover or tent with foil. Grill 3-5 minutes,
until cheese is melted and crust is crisp. Cut into quarters and serve.
SERVING SIZE: 1/2 of 8" pie
POINTS: 6 (4.5)
PER SERVING: 231 Calories, 4 g Total Fat, 1 g Saturated Fat,
328 mg Sodium, 40 g Total Carbohydrate,
2 g Dietary Fiber, 8 g Protein
* Whenever possible, I calculate ALL my Points on my website with my
Offline Points Calculator
in the Half Points Mode,
which rounds UP to the nearest Half Point.
This keeps my site consistent.
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