Heirloom Tomato, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pizza

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

A beautiful and delicious pizza topped with fresh heirloom tomatoes, arugula and goat cheese.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

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  1. Kathryn — July 26, 2012 @ 4:33 am (#)

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

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 26, 2012 @ 4:38 am (#)

    Mmm love this!

  3. Joanne — July 26, 2012 @ 5:55 am (#)

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

  4. Samantha Angela — July 26, 2012 @ 6:58 am (#)

    That looks amazing!

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 26, 2012 @ 10:32 am (#)

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

  6. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 26, 2012 @ 12:39 pm (#)

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

  7. Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) — July 26, 2012 @ 12:41 pm (#)

    What a lovely, fresh summer pizza!

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 26, 2012 @ 1:43 pm (#)

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

  9. Cassie — July 26, 2012 @ 1:50 pm (#)

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

  10. Liz — July 26, 2012 @ 4:52 pm (#)

    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 :)

  11. Jackie @ The Beeroness — July 26, 2012 @ 6:23 pm (#)

    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.

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — July 26, 2012 @ 8:02 pm (#)

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

  13. Riley — July 27, 2012 @ 11:22 am (#)

    Those are some gorgeous tomatoes! The pizza looks delicious!

  14. Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 28, 2012 @ 11:34 am (#)

    Hold me.

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