I adore making pizza at home… I seem to be making it more and more these days, because it is so versatile. Whatever flavors you crave you can turn it into a pizza! I chose to combine salty Parmesan with crunchy Pistachios and sweet Applewood Smoked Bacon topped with Beautiful peppery Micro Greens.
1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Pepper, Fresh Ground
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Pistachios, Chopped
4 Strips Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sliced into 1-2″ strips
1/2 Cup Micro Greens
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Prepare the dough and sprinkle a small amount of corn meal on a pizza stone or baking pizza pan to prevent the pizza from sticking. In a bowl combine together the Ricotta, Parmesan, Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper, mix well then place the mixture atop of the prepared pizza dough. Then layer with the Bacon and half of the Pistachios.
Bake the Pizza for 14-18 minutes until the dough is browned and the bacon is crispy.
Before serving garnish with the remaining Pistachios and the Micro Greens.
This pizza can be served as an appetizer, an elegant lunch or simple dinner. It also pairs nicely with a glass of Malbec! Specifically my new favorite “Tilia Merlot 2008,” A gorgeous Syrah and Malbec blend.