Squash Blossom Pizza
Go ahead, give me grief for posting another pizza recipe! The great thing about pizza is ... variety! Heck, people eat sandwiches everyday, don't they?
The truth is, I have a bit of a crush on squash blossoms right now. I love discovering new veggies and, well, I have squash blossoms on my mind. Particularly, on my pizza mind, especially since Catherine over at Food Musings raved about Coco500's squash blossom flatbread. So Catherine was kind enough to provide a description of the pizza and I then took a few liberties to create the yummy pizza you see above.
I took a Trader Joe's plain pizza dough, covered it with grated mozzarella, and baked at 450 for 5 minutes. I then added the squash blossoms, which I had lightly sauted with olive oil and minced garlic, and slivers of Cowgirl Creamery's Mount Tam cheese. I baked the pizza for 5 minutes more, then drizzled it with Trader Joe's Black Truffle Oil and sprinkled it with sea salt.
I loved this pizza, particularly the just-right-garlicy succulent squash blossoms. The truffle oil added depth without too earthy a taste. I chowed victoriously, until hubby said he loved the pizza except for the gummy squash blossoms. Gummy? To me, they were tasty and succulent - gorgeous! I happily took the last squash blossom from his pizza and feasted upon it.
I served this fab pizza with sliced Heirloom tomatoes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Perfect.