If there is one must thing to add in your dish during summer besides (ahem…. peaches) is heirloom tomato!
These colorful vegetables are sweet, a bit less acid than regular tomatoes, juicy, and looks so beautiful. Because they’re original and don’t get genetically modified like most tomatoes, we only get to see them during summer in their harvest time.
So taste the real tomatoes and reap the health benefits from it by using heirloom tomatoes in your salad, savory pies, or pizza!
Because today is Monday, and I feel like making simple, quick, and easy lunch, so I chose to make Heirloom Tomato pizza. The pizza dough is very easy to put together, required only 4 ingredients to make and can be frozen for future use.
Adding my favorite toppings is another thing that always fun to do. This time I used my leftover sauteed broccoli from the weekend, added many ingredients I have for a salad, and scattered heirloom tomatoes on top. By doing that I re-purpose my ingredients to a brand new dish, and it helps clear out my fridge!
So the next time you’re strolling in the local farmers market, please don’t forget to fill your bag with these gorgeous looking Heirloom Tomatoes, friends!
- 2 teaspoon or 5 grams dry active yeast
- 4½ Cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1¾ Cups lukewarm water for yeast
- Put 1¾ cups of lukewarm water in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer and add dry yeast. Let it dissolve about 2 minutes
- Add flour, salt, and olive oil in a mixer. With a hook attachment, knead the dough together until the dough form into a ball, and doesn't stick on the side of the bowl.
- Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Knead the dough until smooth.
- Divide the dough into 4 pieces (weighing roughly 9 ounces each ball)
- Wrap the dough with a wrapping paper individually and put them in the fridge for 2 hours. (The reason why we need to put the dough in a fridge is to let them rest, therefore they're easier to stretch and roll)
- To use the dough, form each piece unto a smooth round pizza shape. Add a little bit of olive oil to make it easier to work with.
- Add the pizza on the baking sheet, cover with dry and clean kitchen towel.
- Let them rise in a warm place for at least 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, pre-bake the oven to 400°F.
- Sprinkle olive oil on top of the pizza dough, and pre-bake them for 7 minutes.
- After 7 minutes, add your favorite toppings and put them back in the oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dough shows amber color.