That’s right, strawberry pizza. I made a delicious recipe for strawberry pizza that is not a dessert pizza. Why? Partly because I like fruit on pizza–be it pineapple with ham, apple with walnuts and blue cheese, or pear with brie cheese. Partly because I bought some mushy (but fresh) strawberries at the farmers’ market downtown. It tastes surprisingly meaty for a pizza that has no meat on it. I blame the walnuts.
Your choice of pizza dough (I buy pre-made dough balls, but if you have a recipe, that’s even better).
1.5 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
4 oz fresh parmesan cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese
1 handful torn-up fresh basil
0.5 cup sliced strawberries
0.25 cup chopped walnuts
1 generous sprinkle of black pepper
1. Roll out or toss the dough to about 12″. Place on pizza pan. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. With a pastry brush, spread the olive oil and balsamic vinegar all over the crust.
3. Starting with the parmesan cheese and ending with the strawberries and walnuts, layer all remaining ingredients evenly on the pizza crust.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or as specified in pizza dough recipe/instructions.
Optional: You may try swapping the ingredients in the recipe. Substitute raspberries for strawberries, or ricotta or fresh mozerella for parmesan, for example.