July 17, 2010

Heart Healthy Pizza Margherita Recipe

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , , , , at 1:27 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

healthy pizza margherita

Check out this great recipe from Cooking Light for a healthier solution to your pizza cravings!  You’ll find a link to the original recipe at the bottom.  I would recommend using whole wheat pizza crust if you can find it!  The whole wheat crust will add more fiber and nutrients.


  • 1  (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 1  teaspoon  extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1  garlic clove, halved
  • 5  plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1  cup  (4 ounces) shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1  teaspoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2  cup  thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper


Preheat oven to 400°.

Unroll crust dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat into a 13 x 11-inch rectangle. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Remove crust from oven, and brush with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Rub crust with cut sides of garlic.

Arrange tomato slices on crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is golden.

Combine 1/2 teaspoon oil and vinegar, stirring with a whisk.

Sprinkle pizza evenly with sliced basil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the vinegar mixture evenly over the pizza. Cut pizza into 8 pieces.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 298 (30% from fat), Fat: 10g (sat 4.6g,mono 3.5g,poly 1.4g), Protein: 12.2g, Carbohydrate: 38.6g, Fiber: 2.1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Iron: 2.6mg
Sodium: 595mg, Calcium: 175mg
Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2002

Quick Pizza Margherita – 10 Quick and Easy Recipes From Your Pantry – CookingLight.com.

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