When we visited Co. in New York City, we had their wonderful Pizza Margherita. To me, this is the best pizza hands down. It highlights the best of ingredients… the simpler the pizza the better the ingredients must be.
This is my own attempt to recreate Co.’s Pizza Margherita to my friends…
MARGHERITA PITA PIZZA
Makes 1 personal pizza
1 whole-wheat pita bread, the larger the better 2 tbs of my Chunky Tomato Sauce or any other light tomato sauce for that matter 3 – 4 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese – make sure it’s the fresh kind, not the part-skim processed kind 3-4 basil leaves A drizzle of olive oil Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- Pre-heat your oven to 450 F.
- Place pita bread in a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread the tomato sauce all over the bread. Place the slices of mozzarella on top. Place the basil leaves around. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper and drizzle a bit more of olive oil on top.
- Place in the oven and bake until the edges of the pita bread start to toast and the mozzarella browns a bit.
- Take out of the oven and let it cool off a bit. After about 3 minutes, cut into 4 slices using a pizza wheel slicer.
That night, we also had our homage to Co.’s Popeye Pizza. Check it out…