Monday, February 20, 2012

Naan Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil with a Sweet Balsamic Drizzle

This is a must try for pizza lovers! I threw this pizza together last minute Friday night for family visiting from out-of-town. They loved it so much, they asked me to make it again last night. I didn't know what to name the recipe,  my aunt suggested "The World's Most Amazing Pizza!"  I'm not sure about that, but it's pretty darn good and simple to make. 

The sweet balsamic dressing is a must!  You can drizzle it on top of the pizza or serve it on the side to dip.  

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil  with a Sweet Balsamic Drizzle

  • Naan - I used Fabulous Flats Original Tandoori Naan pictured above
  • Favorite Pizza/Italian Sauce
  • Fresh Mozzarella -enough to cover your pizza(s), cut into 1/4 thick slices 
  • Fresh Tomatoes - plum, cherry, garden, seeded if you like
  • Fresh Sweet Basil, whole or chopped
  • Italian/Pizza Seasoning *Optional - I used Penzys Pizza seasoning, any brand will do.
  • Garlic Salt - just a dash
Sweet Balsamic Dressing
  • 1/2 cup veg oil or canola
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard (or a little squeeze of yellow or Grey Poupon mustard)
  • Few twists of fresh cracked pepper Or use 1/8 tsp of reg ground black pepper
Whisk dressing ingredients until sugar and oil are blended.

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. If you have a pizza stone, use that. Top your naan with desired amount of sauce.  Cover pizza with fresh mozzarella. Top with desired amount of tomatoes and lightly sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic salt. 

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until naan turns golden brown on the edges. Remove from oven and top pizza(s) with fresh basil and lightly drizzle with sweet balsamic dressing. You can also use the sweet balsamic dressing as a dipping sauce.  Enjoy!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Is said...

Hi Mary, stopping by from Tip me Tuesday link party. I LOVE pizza! actually I ate pizza tonight! Yours looks yummy! I'll have to try this!
I'm following you, I'm newbie too so it would be great if you stopped by my blog.
Greetings from Spain

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

These looks so good! I haven't tried naan for crust, but I've wanted to. I'll have to grab some next time.

Emily said...

that looks AMAZING! Came over from Someday Crafts, and SO glad I did. I am pinning this right now! I also host a Tuesday FOOD link party and would love if you would share this next week.

Sonja @ said...

Looks totally YUM! Thanks for sharing!

linda kelly said...

As the lucky recipient of this pizza, I must say it was FANTASTIC!! Mary had it put together and in the oven in no time. I ate THE WHOLE THING in a matter of minutes. Its was DELISH!!! <3

Emily said...

love this, so yummy! Thanks for linking to tasty tuesday... you will be featured this coming party :o) Stop by and grab a featured button!

Mary ~ said...

@ Happy Runner Girl - THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Kadie said...

Oh, this looks fantastic!! We love pizza at our house. I have never thought to use Naan as the crust. Great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

Kadie said...

Hi again. I am featuring your pizza at our party tomorrow stop by and grab a button if you would like. Thanks again for sharing with us.

Mary ~ said...

Thank you so much, Kadie! Naan makes the best pizza crust, and it's the perfect size! Looking forward to linking up at your party tomorrow! Thanks so much for hosting...and thanks again for the feature - so fun!

Anonymous said...

I believe the correct name is a Margherita pizza. Love this thanks so much!