Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TJ's Margherita Pizza

The first few times I walked into Trader Joe's, I felt like a fish out of water.
I didn't know where anything was, I wasn't sure what was good and I felt like everyone else shopping there knew exactly what they were there to get.
But it's a small store and I've come to realize that pretty much everything they sell is good.
So now I walk in and fill up my cart with things that I can't wait to eat when I get home.
I am a Margherita Pizza lover.
If we go out to a restaurant and they have Margherita Pizza, that is what I will be ordering.
It was only a matter of time before I knew I needed this goodness in my own home.
That's where Trader Joe's comes in.
All the best ingredients to make a tasty favorite.
1 package whole wheat pizza dough
1 jar pizza sauce
Mozzarella cheese (the real kind that comes in a blob)
Fresh basil
Olive oil

*Let pizza dough set out on counter for 20 minutes.  Roll out into a circle and place on stone (or pan).  Brush with olive oil.  Bake in a preheated 450 oven for 5 minutes.  Take out of oven and spread on a little sauce.  Cut Mozzarella into slices (it's juicy) and drop over sauce.  Top with fresh, shredded basil. Bake for 10 more minutes.

*Speaking of Trader Joe's, please do yourself a favor and go buy their dark chocolate, sea salt caramels.  My friend, Jill, blogged about them last year and I was immediately sold.  They only come at Christmas time, so don't wait!!!


Jill said...

If you ever need Basil please come to my house. I have three giant basil plants and I give it away like gang busters.

Also, have you tried their chocolate covered sea salt almonds? To die for.

Jill said...

Oh and you should try making this pizza on lavosh bread instead of pizza dough. Just brush some olive oil on it and put it right on the oven rack. It gets all crispy. I love it

Jade said...

If you are a big fan of margarita pizza next time you are in Utah you have to go to Cafe Paesan. It is the Italian Cafe Rio, made from the same creators of Cafe Rio. And I can't stop thinking about their margarita pizza.

I still keep wondering when Utah is going to get a Trader Joes. It is pure torture reading about it all the time on blogs.

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