Margherita Pizza

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 15oz. can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 ball Natural & Kosher fresh mozzarella, shredded
basil leaves
1 pizza dough recipe, divided

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium and cook the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and stir. Pour the tomato sauce and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, stir and reduce to a simmer. Cook until thickened, about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450F. On a well floured surface, roll out the pizza dough and smear a generous amount of tomato sauce. Bake for 7 minutes, then add the mozzarella pieces and bake for another 5 minutes. The pizza is ready when the edges are slightly charred and the cheese is bubbling. Add the basil leaves immediately and serve hot.

The flavors are nicely balanced in this sweet-savory combo. The mozzarella lends the perfect canvas for the strawberries and the earthy, sweet balsamic sauce. This appetizer will look great on your brunch or dinner table.

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