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Charred Tomato Pesto Pizza

Author: Gaby


For the Pizza

  • 1/2 pound pizza dough
  • 2 cups fresh burrata cheese torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup basil vinaigrette recipe below
  • 1 cup charred cherry tomatoes recipe below
  • Maldon sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the Charred Cherry Tomatoes

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

For the Basil Vinaigrette


  • Preheat the broiler. In a medium baking dish, toss the cherry tomatoes with the garlic, shallot and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil 6 inches from the heat for about 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes pop and brown lightly.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll the dough thin. Transfer to an oiled baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil. Bake 8-12 mins till golden. Remove from oven and top with the basil vinaigrette and fresh burrata and red pepper flakes. Let the burrata melt a bit before topping with the charred cherry tomatoes. Slice and serve immediately.