Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pizza Margherita Recipe

Did you know the origin of this pizza? According to Wikipedia, in 1889, during a visit in Napoli, Queen Margherita of Savoy was served a pizza resembling the colors of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). This kind of pizza has been named after the Queen as Pizza Margherita.
Here you have the recipe:


  • 12 inch thin pizza crust
  • 14.79 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3-4 large basil leaves, cut into strips
  • 2 small tomatoes, cut thinly
  • 113.39 g mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 29.58 ml parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the pizza shell.
  • Next, disperse the finely chopped garlic evenly.
  • Spread the mozzarella cheese throughout the top.
  • Place the thinly sliced tomatoes across the entire pizza.
  • Lightly salt and pepper the tomatoes with the salt.
  • Spread the fresh basil leaves.
  • Cook the pizza in the oven for about 9-10 minutes, or until sufficiently crispy and melted.
  • Add a little Parmesan cheese.

  • I hope you like the recipe!
    Pictures source: 1, 2, 3, 4.


    Maxabella said...

    Yum yum yum... it's the Queen of pizzas alright. Plain is how I like them best. Maybe with a few mushies tossed on, but otherwise, perfection! x

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