Heirloom Tomato, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pizza

July 26, 2012 by Ali

Would you like a little pizza with those beautiful heirloom tomatoes?!? :)

Ha! Pretty sure I went to town on this one. Had some leftover colorful heirlooms from this¬†salad I posted earlier in the week for Week 3 of our “Tomato Love Recipe Exchange”. (Don’t forget to enter here for a chance to win this week’s giveaway!) So I decided to turn them another easy dish — pizza!

I had some baby arugula and goat cheese on hand, so those were the lucky additional ingredients that paired with the tomatoes. But you could easily sub in different cheeses, or add some of your own favorite toppings. I just love using juicy fresh tomatoes occasionally in place of tomato sauce. All the better, of course, when they are beautiful heirlooms!!

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy heirlooms this summer?

Heirloom Tomato, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pizza

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 medium unbaked pizza crust, homemade or storebought
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup fresh baby arugula


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lay pizza crust out on a floured surface. Brush the top of the crust with olive oil. Then layer on the sliced tomatoes and goat cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes (or according to package instructions if storebought), until crust is slightly golden and the cheese has just slightly begun to brown around the edges. Remove from oven, then garnish with fresh arugula. Serve immediately.

filed in Entrees, Pizzas

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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15 thoughts on “Heirloom Tomato, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pizza

  1. Hold me.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  2. Those are some gorgeous tomatoes! The pizza looks delicious!

    - Riley

  3. gorgeous colors again on this pizza!!! i love that you incorporated arugula in this to give it that peppery bite! beautimus!

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  4. I’m such a huge fan of goat cheese and heirloom tomatoes. And since I’ve been reading the Tomato Love posts, I’ve only bought my tomatoes directly from farmers at the farmers markets. It’s been so eye opening.

    - Jackie @ The Beeroness

  5. What a gorgeous, tempting pizza! I love the different colors of tomatoes. Caprese salad is my favorite…but it’s just not the same without wonderful garden/heirloom tomatoes :)

    - Liz

  6. I want this for dinner tonight, love, love love!

    - Cassie

  7. Look at these vibrant colors! And I love how easy this is to make!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  8. What a lovely, fresh summer pizza!

    - Amber (Sprinkled With Flour)

  9. I may not like tomatoes … okay I hate them lol BUT that is one beautiful pizza!!!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  10. I’d love a pizza with heirlooms, this is so pretty!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  11. That looks amazing!

    - Samantha Angela

  12. You just can’t go wrong with all of these fresh summer flavors! That pizza is gorgeous as well as delicious!

    - Joanne

  13. You can never have too many of those gorgeous heirloom tomatoes in my opinion! This sounds like such a wonderful fresh and summery pizza.

    - Kathryn