I’ve never been a huge tomato fan. I like marinara sauce and tolerate ketchup, but to just eat raw tomato seemed pretty gag-inducing to me. The two we got in our CSA last week looked good and obviously I felt compelled to eat them, but I still didn’t expect to love them. But I did.
They made beautiful BLTs, but I have no decent photo of that. However, they took center stage in last night’s pizza dinner. I thought rather than making a pizza sauce out of some canned tomatoes that it would be nice and summery just to layer the sliced tomatoes on the crust along with a few other toppings.
Again we went with individual pizzas. Brent had tomatoes, mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil. He also drizzled some extra virgin olive oil over it before baking. I had a bite of his while my pizza was baking and it was so good. He really enjoyed the big crust bubbles that formed while baking.
My pizza was similar to my last one but the fresh tomato made this one way more flavorful. Sliced tomato, roasted red bell pepper, goat cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan, basil, oregano and garlic scapes.
It took all the restraint I had to save a few slices to eat for lunch today, but I’m so glad I did!
I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I don’t even think the pizza needed the cheese. Crazy, I know, but I just can’t get over how delicious and flavor-packed this was. I really, really hope we get more tomatoes this week!