Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza in 30 Minutes

Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza is the ultimate for the pizza rebel. It starts with tender garlic and herb pizza dough topped with a fabulous marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil is then sprinkled with lemon zest. It is everything!


We are all pizza lovers in this house and a lovers of all things lemon.  No meal could be better than to bring those loves together.  Well except a 30 Minute Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza made with a marinara sauce that is made in your FREE Vitamix Blender.  Have you entered?  {{Giveaway ended}}

Tender garlic and herb pizza dough topped with a fabulous marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil is then sprinkled with lemon zest.  Seriously, serve with extra lemon zest. 

I am sure you are familiar with the traditional Italian Margherita pizza invented in Naples, Italy. It is a superb pizza crust with marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves. It features the colors of the Italian flag and was named after Queen Margherita in the 1800's.

Chad and I are crazy for this pizza.  It sparked some ideas for more pizzas, so you may see them in the coming weeks.

Munchkin, Chad and I are so happy to be recipe testing pizzas to share with you.  It is a tough job, but one we are so happy to have.

Dinner's Ready!

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Lemon Herb Margherita





Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza

Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza is the ultimate for the pizza rebel. It starts with tender garlic and herb pizza dough topped with a fabulous marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil is then sprinkled with lemon zest. It is everything!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110°F - 120°F)
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + extra
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder + more for dusting pizza
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 10 basil leaves
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a pizza pan by lightly brushing with olive oil and sprinkling with cornmeal. Set aside.
  2. Add water to stand mixer bowl fitted with a dough hook. Sprinkle in yeast and sugar. Swirl to combine. Allow to sit for 10 minutes while yeast blooms (it will be fragrant).
  3. Meanwhile, you can prepare ingredients.
  4. Turn mixer to low. Add flour, salt, oil, Italian seasoning, rosemary and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Mix on medium until combined.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll dough into a round or oval pizza crust. Transfer to prepared pan.
  6. Lightly brush crust with olive oil and sparsely sprinkle with garlic powder. Spread marinara over the center of the crust.
  7. Scatter mozzarella slices over the sauce. Then sprinkle with basil and lemon zest. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Serve and enjoy!









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3 comments:

  1. BTW, I'm new to your site and LOVING your recipes. Great photos too. !!

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  2. Ich denke, Pizza ist eines der besten und hat sich perfekte Diät. So zingai Pizza ist eine leckere, dass seine differerenty Arten von vagitables daher sind seine mehr lecker ist, warum bei mehr Menschen bevorzugen ist, dies zu.

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