Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Pizza

by Megan on August 15, 2011

I think Fergie would like this pizza. She’d probably sing about it as her “lovely lady lunch”. She’d probably make Will.i.am rap about it.

You see, this pizza is ladylike. It would be the perfect tea-party pizza. (If pizza was served at tea-parties.) Although, I’d rather skip the tea and have a peach beer with this. But you can do what you want.

Did you know that strawberries could be sliced like that and put on a pizza like this? Did you know that a fruit could look like a pepperoni? Now you know it. I bet a bunch of strawberries will dress up like pepperoni for Halloween. Typical.

What I’m trying to say is that this pizza is whack. … and I never say whack. It’ll puzzle people. It might puzzle you. But just know that it’s tasty, and the flavors are subtle, and when you put it on your plate it gets even better with a hefty amount of grated parmesan and some black pepper. (Whoa.)

So just make it! Bring “whack” back. Listen to Fergie.

Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Pizza {makes 1 pizza}
Recipe adapted from summertime berry romance

Ingredients:

  • 1 ball of pizza dough (half of this recipe*)
  • corn meal, for the pan
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 3 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • shredded parmesan + black pepper, for topping
* Freeze the other half, or make another pizza!

Directions:

  1.  Place your pizza stone in the oven and heat the oven to 500° for 30 minutes. (You can use a pizza pan instead of a stone, but the stone works best.)
  2. Form the pizza by using your fingertips to stretch the dough into a circle., flattening the middle and pushing the dough out toward the edges to make the crust. Get your pizza toppings out and have them ready. Toss the basil and mozzarella together, set aside.
  3. Carefully remove the pizza stone from the oven and sprinkle it with corn meal. Place the dough round on the stone. Brush with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with mozzarella and basil mixture. Scatter strawberry slices over the cheese. Crumble goat cheese over the berries.
  4. Place back in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the entire pizza lifts when an edge is lifted with a spatula. Remove from the oven and slide onto a cutting board. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with parmesan cheese and black pepper. Enjoy!

Lovely lady lumps lunch. Check it out.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy August 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

This is the daintiest, prettiest pizza ever…it’s a lady for sure! We could totally have a pizza-tea-party. We could make it a thing. This pizza be mad whack…and I mean that in the best way.

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Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook August 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

Ok this pizza looks whack! I made pizza last night, just the regular cheese and sauce variety. This would be a nice change up, even if I wasn’t throwing a tea party 🙂

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Megan (megabite) August 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

Cindy – Yes! Jake totally doubted this pizza and then really liked it!

Chris – Oh man, nothing beats straight up pepperoni pizza! This is a fun option though. It’ll confuse everyone, but I bet they’ll love it!

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Holly August 15, 2011 at 11:42 am

I love the brown paper bag ingredient display! Creative, simple, with some added personality.

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Megan (megabite) August 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

Thanks, Holly!

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Fanny McFly August 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Your photos just keep getting more and more beeeautiful! I love how you wrote what’s what on the paper-bag-ish material. Too cute. How do you stay such a skinny minnie with such tasty noms in your kitchen?! Thanks! Love, Fanny

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Megan (megabite) August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Thanks Guuuuurl McFly. You’re a real lady and a friend!

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