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Spinach with Roasted Tomato Pizza

I’m writing this, listening to the rain come down, hoping that all the nasty weather will clear up before our flight leaves.  Things have been a little stressful leading up to this trip, making me even more thankful for the timing.  I’m also hoping that I’ll be able to avoid temptation on this trip but I just don’t see that happening, so hopefully all the walking will maybe cancel out the chocolate.  There will also be some changes to DancingVeggies once we get back, but nothing too dramatic.   The good news is that you expect more vegan recipes, including raw-vegan recipes.  I will also be adding some fish to the menu, and removing most of the dairy recipes.  I’m still not sure how everything is going to play out, but that’s okay!

This recipe is unfortunately on the list of things that I will be avoiding going forward.  I will miss my cheesy delicious pizza, but I’m looking forward to experimenting with flatbread recipes and other things that are pizza-like but not quite pizza.

Roasted Tomato and Spinach Pizza

Ingredients

2 tbsp EVOO

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 tsp rosemary

1 1/2 cup baby spinach, well washed and loosely torn

1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

1/2 cup Mozzerella Cheese, shredded

favorite pizza crust - note this recipe works best with crusts that go in a warm oven

Instructions

  1. Turn oven to 425. Place the tomatoes in a single layer in a roasting pan, then cover with the EVOO and rosemary. Bake for 15minutes, remove tomatoes and then turn oven up to 450.
  2. Prep your pizza crust with half of the cheeses before adding the tomatoes, spinach and remaining cheese. Bake for 20minutes, or until the crust is brown and the cheese is bubbling.
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The trick with this recipe is cooking the crust as quick as possible so that the tomatoes keep as much shape as possible.  I have been making tomato and spinach pizza for years, but recently decided it needed a new kick.  By pre-roasting the tomatoes with rosemary it really adds a new layer to the pizza, which is another reason why it’s important to bake the crust as quick as possible.  I’ve also tried this recipe with basil and oregano but for now rosemary is the winner.

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