And after a wonderful 4 day (birthday) weekend, it’s back to my day job and back to my standard routine. The thought of no vacations in sight is a bit daunting (and making me exhausted already) so I decided I better start planning little stuff. You know, like Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks said:”Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.”
And for me- most of these little treats I give myself are in the form of delicious food or yoga or a new magazine. Today’s treat was fresh, homemade pizza. Work may have been extra stressful (with having to catch up on the days I took off) but knowing I was coming home to already prepared pizza dough (I made and froze it over the weekend) and lots of goat cheese gave me something to look forward to (in addition to my adorable puppy and goofy boyfriend, of course).
Plus, this recipe uses up more produce from my CSA box so I don’t even have to feel guilty about eating pizza since those veggies needed to be used up anyways!
Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese Pizza
- 1 pizza dough, store bought or homemade
- 1 small zucchini, sliced into thin ribbons (I used a peeler and it worked perfectly)
- 1 small red pepper, sliced
- 4 ounces of goat cheese
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- Salt/Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out pizza dough to your liking on a floured surface (I like mine thick but you could be a thin crust kind of person). I also recommend sprinkling cornmeal or polenta on the bottom to make a crispier crust. It’s absolutely delicious. Top your pizza in the following order (or just follow the pictures): tomato sauce, goat cheese, zucchini, and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook for ten to fifteen minutes or until the edges are crispy
Enjoy warm with a cold glass of your favorite beer (or wine or tea or kombucha or whatever your fix is)!