Basil & Tomato Pizza

I’ve been eating sooooo much carbs lately like COMPLETE opposite of the things I should be eating.
Bread, junk food, fried food, pies…
PIES???

What the fuck eats pies in February??

 

And I know better because I do better…….
It’s just that we’ve been having a lot of snow hit the ground lately and something about being snowed in and getting all cozy makes me want to eat without consequences.

 

 

Speaking of the end of the world,  I’ve got a scenario for you –

 

Say the zombies finally come or Trump fucked us so bad we’re now in a post-apocalyptic world, whichever comes first.
Say that you’re now in this post-apocalyptic world alright….and you can only grow three crops….

Fruits, vegetables, grains, whatever you want but you can only grow THREE crops for the rest of your life.

 

What three crops would you grow?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And no. You cannot trade or barter or sell your crops in exchange for someone else’s.
None of that nonsense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basil & Tomato Pizza

 

10-12 Red Cherry Tomatoes
4-6 Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
2-4 Orange Cherry Tomatoes
1 cup sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms
1 handful Fresh Basil Leaves (roughly chopped)
2 Medium Potatoes
1/4 cup Milk (sub: coconut milk)

Pizza Dough, made from scratch or ready-made (sub: flatbread)
Crushed Red Pepper
Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

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Roughly chop the potatoes.

ivc_7049-2Fill a small pot of water and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil.
Cook until the potatoes are tender.

While the potatoes are cooking, slice the tomatoes and roughly chop the basil.

When the potatoes are cooked, remove from heat and set aside.

 

Add the milk to the cooked potatoes then using an immersion blender, mix until smooth.

http://ivegotcake.com http://ivegotcake.comYou want to achieve a thick-ish creamy texture

Season with salt & pepper.
Set the potato ‘sauce’ aside.

 

 

Preheat the oven to 425F

Prep the dough or flatbread to to where it is ready to apply the toppings.
Spoon the potato ‘sauce’ onto the pizza in a even spread.
Layer the tomato slices on top intermixing in mushroom slices and basil pieces.

http://ivegotcake.comPlace the pizza on a flat tray or pizza stone and put in oven.
Cook for 15 mins or until pizza crust is golden brown.
Note: My crust finished cooking before my toppings did so I used my broiler to finish them off and slightly char the tomatoes and basil on top.

When the pizza is cooked, remove from oven.
Slice immediately.

 

Serve with crushed red pepper and shredded cheese (optional).

tomato_pizza_recipes
Tomato_basil_pizzaBoston_food_bloggersI’m fucking done with carbs after this man, fuck that.
Spring is coming.

 

Get ready for some goddamn fish.

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Basil & Tomato Pizza

10-12 Red Cherry Tomatoes
4-6 Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
2-4 Orange Cherry Tomatoes
1 cup sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms
1 handful Fresh Basil Leaves (roughly chopped)
2 Medium Potatoes
1/4 cup Milk (sub: coconut milk)

Pizza Dough, made from scratch or ready-made (sub: flatbread)
Crushed Red Pepper
Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Roughly chop the potatoes.
2. Fill a small pot of water and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil.
3. Cook until the potatoes are tender.
4. While the potatoes are cooking, slice the tomatoes and roughly chop the basil.

5. When the potatoes are cooked, remove from heat and set aside.

6. Add the milk to the cooked potatoes then using an immersion blender, mix until smooth.
7. Season with salt & pepper.
8. Set the potato ‘sauce’ aside.

9. Preheat the oven to 425F

10. Prep the dough or flatbread to to where it is ready to apply the toppings.
11. Spoon the potato ‘sauce’ onto the pizza in a even spread.
12. Layer the tomato slices on top intermixing in the mushroom slices and basil pieces.
13. Place the pizza on a flat tray or pizza stone and put in oven.

14. Cook for 15 mins or until pizza crust is golden brown.
Note: My crust finished cooking before my toppings did so I used my broiler to finish them off and slightly char the tomatoes and basil on top.

15. When the pizza is cooked, remove from oven.
16. Slice immediately.
17. Serve with crushed red pepper and shredded cheese (optional).
❤ ❤

63 thoughts on “Basil & Tomato Pizza

  1. So, serious answer. If I can have only 3 crops, I need to go for versatility, and I also need a fruit, a vegetable, and a grain.

    I think my crops would be spinach, potatoes, and strawberries.

    Then if I had a fourth crop, I would have an endless supply of the seeds to build the world’s largest selection of Chia heads.

    And then one of my Chia people would invent a pizza plant, and I would plant a fifth crop to give me an endless supply of ready-to-eat delicious pizzas.

    Yes indeed, this would happen.

  2. This looks good D.
    Amazingly, I have been eating similar too lately, only because I have been busy but it’s all good.
    Me: I will love some red juicy grapes, is Granola allowed and ehm, Lettuce 🙂

    Have a fab weekend.
    X

  3. That is such a grand idea with the potato sauce! and such a pretty pizza. I am so making this 🙂
    Hmmmm three crops? I need to think, ideally one of each to spread the love….will have to get back to you on this one!

  4. Taters on a pizza pie?!?!!?!? Girl, you have my heart ❤ ❤ <3!!! Three crops? Is cattle considered a crop???? If we are talking stuff that grows from dirt and stuff, I'd have to say peanuts, tomatoes, and pinot noir grapes, because one of those gives you something to draaaaank! 😉

    1. Cattle is not crop, no.
      LOLOL! Stop cheating!
      So y’all get drunk and eat peanut marinara?
      Where’s the starch!!?

      But I like the you’re the only one who thought about liquor 😊
      Girl after MY heart ❤

  5. Wheat because bread trumps all. Potatoes because starchy goodness and I can make french fries. Probably tomato because I can make marinara sauce or ketchup… which is essential to french fries. (Also the blog got a face lift! I like it!)

  6. 1) Mmmmm carbs. You eat as much pie as you want! 2) This looks delish! 3) I would grow okra and squash because I KNOW those will grow. I’ve grown a bunch before without problem. And then some kind of grain or green?

  7. Do these three crops have to be things I can actually grow here? If that is the case I would be tempted to say potatoes (or maybe squash instead as they are prolific and store well), leeks and courgettes as you can keep growing these yourself and it would more or less provide food all year round – also they would provide flowers for my bees so I could still have honey. Can we not have 5 crops – pretty please?? – then I would add raspberries (nice long cropping season and easy to grow more of them) or an apple tree and some kind of brassica – probably a cabbage.

    I would prefer rice though but I don’t know how to grow it.

    I think about the zombie apocalypse a lot – hence the stores of quality chocolate in my house – thinking that I could only grow three crops has got me feeling all anxious now – I mean I want tomatoes as well – throwing myself down on the floor and weeping a little …..

    1. AHAHAHAHA!!!
      Alright alright take it easy, calm down haha!
      Ok so you have your starch, with the potatoes or maybe not if you sub it with squash….hmmm…
      And say you knew how to grow rice, if that wasn’t a problem, would you grow rice instead of the squash/potato?

      I like that your other 2 options are both vegetables, good thinking but one question – why leeks?

      I might give you a pass on the chocolate since you already have them stored and stashed in the house and you wouldn’t have to grow them…just the chocolate though! You’re still otherwise confined to 3 crops :p

  8. Love the potato sauce, I had all kinds of ideas but now I think that potlucktam has it sorted. Although I do love me a potato. Not sure I would have enough fight in me to survive the apocalypse without potatoes, and broccoli….argh….but then who could be bothered to survive it without wine? 🤔

  9. I was thinking exactly the same as potlucktam except I was trying to decide which I’d need more, cacao or coffee beans…

    Scotland is all about the carbs, battered everything and pasta dishes with a side of chips (chunky fries) as standard. And yet I can’t quite imagine a potato pizza sauce! Looks good though 🙂

  10. Well not to sound creepy but I’d love to be snowed in with you in a group hang situation and chomp my life away!! Hmmmm as for those 3 crops- I have no idea- tomatoes I guess would be a must, as for grain, hmmm- rice or maybe potatoes…ahhhh! ( :

  11. This look so so good. I’ve been eating carbs so much lately and gluten… not good for me. And now you tempt me with this yummy pizza.
    Omg, we always talk about “what ifs- zombie/ walking dead’ scenarios. And we’ve got it covered over here. We have property outside the city and perfect place to wait out a zombie apocalypse. I’ll send you a map 🙂 But you can only bring one friend and since you’re already a kick-ass chef, you’ll be in charge of food. Oh and we’ve already got a plan for supplies. lol!, I got you, girl 🙂

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

      1. Right! I used to HATE zombies movies and shows but my husband got me addicted to the Walking Dead. And then I started thinking but wait, what if that really happened 🤣🤣 What would we do and who would we take along. How lame and funny is that?!

  12. So many things to say.
    1. Are pies a seasonal food in America? I would say pies are an all the year round favourite, but especially good in winter. So, FYI, the rest of the world is out here supporting you in your February Pie Endeavour.

    2. Three crops? Fuck, if the world collapses so badly that I need to actually grow the freaking food I need in order to survive, then fuck it. I’m out. Nope. Nope. Nope. By the time we rebuild society to the point where we have internet again I’ll probably be too old and ridiculous from malnourishment to truly enjoy it, so I see no point in prolonging my agony. I’d probably just hang out near someone who was growing cocoa beans and then continuously steal their crop until they got sick of my shit and shot me in the head. Death by chocolate. That’s how I’m going out.

    3. I bloody love pizza, and this is babing.

    1. HAHAHAHA!!
      No but see you also need to stake out a vineyard, let’s get wasty if we’re going out.
      I’m waiting for someone to ask me if cows are crops so they can make milk and butter and yoghurt..

  13. Haha!
    So in this post apocalypse, I think I would grow potatoes, onions and mangoes. And I’m hoping I don’t have to become vegetarian and I can at least drink milk! Assuming Trump doesn’t ban the cows

    1. Ah ahhh…milk doesn’t count, cows aren’t plants lol
      But a mango tree….I’m coming to your farmstead for that delicious nectar.

      PS
      Cows from the 7 countries and immigrant cows are banned, didn’t you know? LOL!

  14. This is the simplest pizza recipe I have ever read and it sounds amazing!!!
    I am going to try it out soon 🙂
    Thank you for sharing it 🙂

  15. I’d completely forgotten about your recipe until the other night and finally had a chance to try it out. Delicious! I used some leftover baked potatoes that were quite dry, so I needed to add about 3x as much milk; I went with soy, since I was what I had in the fridge. Fresh-from-the-garden cherry toms and basil and chunks of Cougar Gold extra-sharp white cheddar on a homemade sourdough crust–and then we threw it on the grill. 🙂 Photo at Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/p/BX9OfFllkMG/. Thanks for the tasty idea!

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