Fall was unusually warm this year, and we were getting ripe, red tomatoes from the CSA well into October. But it looks like tomato season is finally over – the weather has turned frosty and last week’s CSA basket included what appear to be the last of the tomatoes – green ones. So I decided to try making a green tomato pizza. The recipe below includes pizza dough made in a bread machine, because that’s how I make it. But you can, of course, use your own favorite pizza dough recipe or buy ready-made pizza dough at the grocery store.
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tblsp. oil
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. yeast
Place the ingredients in the bread machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Set the machine to the dough cycle.
When the dough is close to ready, preheat the oven to 425° and grease a cookie sheet. Then prepare the ingredients for the topping.
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 medium green tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp. each dried oregano and basil
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 green or red pepper, chopped
- 6 oz. cheese, grated (I use cheddar, but you could also try mozzarella or feta, or any other cheese you have on hand.)
When the dough cycle has finished, remove the dough from the machine and roll it out on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle the garlic over the surface of the dough. Cover the dough with rows of sliced green tomatoes and sprinkle them with the herbs. Then scatter the onions and peppers and cheese over the tomatoes. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden. Cut into squares and serve while still hot.