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Caprese Pizza on a pizza stone with parchment paper under it
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5 from 3 votes

Caprese Pizza

Caprese Pizza is a fun way to enjoy the traditional fresh, delicious flavors of a caprese salad as the main dish. You can make this pizza on a traditional pizza crust, or a cauliflower pizza crust to keep it low carb and gluten free. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Italian, Low Carb
Servings: 6
Calories: 135kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Follow the instructions to prepare your pizza crust up to the point of adding the toppings.
  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil with the garlic and brush onto the crust (you may have extra).
  • Alternate layers of tomato and mozzarella slices on top of the crust.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes are heated through.
  • Mix the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil with the dried basil and brush it over the top of the pizza (again, you may have extra).
  • Add the balsamic vinegar to a saucepan over medium heat until reduced by half.
  • Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the pizza and top with fresh basil leaves.

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Notes

Tips and Techniques for the Best Caprese Pizza

  • You can use any small to medium size homemade or store bought pizza crust you prefer, including gluten free. This Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe was used for the images in this post.
  • Add some sliced grape tomatoes in addition to the tomato slices for added visual appeal, if desired.
  • You will likely not need all the garlic or basil oils. Just use enough to evenly distribute the ingredients. 
  • Store leftover pizza tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. Use within 3-5 days.
 
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary. It does not include the pizza crust.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg