Balsamic Tomato Pizza

November 19, 2007

I have never made my own pizza. I’m always scared of working with yeast, thinking it won’t rise or something else will go wrong. I’m proven wrong every time.

Balsamic Tomato Pizza

• One pizza dough recipe from “Garden of Vegan” (I used whole wheat flour)
• 1 large tomato
• 3 cloves garlic, mashed
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1/4 tsp oregano
• 1/4 tsp marjoram
• 1/4 tsp thyme
• dash of sweet paprika
• dash of ground cumin
• salt to taste
• 1 Tbsp tomato paste
• 1 tsp nutritional yeast
• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
• One half of a green bell pepper, sliced
• 3 beets, steamed and grated
• handful of fresh basil leaves
• freshly ground black pepper

Make the pizza dough according to directions. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic. When garlic is starting to brown, add dry herbs and spices. Chop half of the tomato finely and add to the pan. Now add tomato paste, nutritional yeast, balsamic vinegar, and bell pepper. Cook until the sauce turns thick (this may take a bit). Add the grated beets and spread the sauce on the pizza dough. Slice the other half of the tomato into thin slices and layer with the basil leaves on top of the sauce. Add pepper.
Bake at 350°F for about 30-40 minutes.


  1. Looks awesome!!

  2. Yeah, that looks super-tasty!

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