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Heirloom Tomato Focaccia Pizza

Heirloom Tomato Focaccia Pizza Recipe

In place of focaccia bread, you can use other substitutes such as frozen pizza base, pita bread, puff pastry and naan.

You can also use any favourite variety of tomatoes in place of the heirloom tomatoes.

Check out the ingredients and step-by-step photos on the previous page.

Ingredients:

  • two personal-sized round focaccia bread (about 15 cm)
  • 3 basil leaves thinly shredded

Per Pizza (Estimate):

  • 50g sliced heirloom tomatoes use multi-coloured for added aesthetics
  • 1 tbsp basil pesto sauce (store-bought or home-made)
  • 25g fresh Mozzarella cheese drained, patted dry & thinly sliced; see cooking note

Suggested Garnishes

  • 1 tsp roasted pine nuts
  • red pepper chilli flakes
  • few drops of tabasco sauce
  • a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:

  1. Prepare the ‘pizza’. Place focaccia breads on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Spread pesto sauce evenly on each bread using the back of a spoon, leaving a small gap around the edges. Top the bread with sliced mozzarella cheese, followed by the sliced tomatoes. If there small spaces left, you can add small pieces of mozzarella cheese and a few dollops of pesto sauce.
  2. Bake and serve. Bake in preheated oven of 200°C (392°F), middle rack, for 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Transfer to broiler (top rack) for 2-3 minutes, until the tomato slices are very lightly roasted. Garnish the pizza with fresh basil, chilli flakes, black pepper, tobasco & olive oil.

Cooking Note(s):

  1. I used fresh mozzarella cheese submerged in water in the packet. Cut the mozzarella cheese to four pieces of half moons, with each piece the size of 1/4 pizza.
  2. If you use fresh mini mozzarella ball instead, just add four cheese balls directly on the pizza, evenly spaced out.
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2 comments on “Heirloom Tomato Focaccia Pizza”

  1. What a great idea of using focaccia to make pizza! I like to use flatbread to make pizza and can’t wait to try your version, which looks phenomenal!

  2. Love quick and lazy pizza! The focaccia bread I see here are usually thicker than your thinner version here. I often use pita bread for my quick lazy pizza :p

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