It’s been a long day. It’s late, and you’re tired and hungry. What to do? Find the quickest and easiest possible supper, of course, and hope it’s not peanut butter.
This is a lot easier to do in the summer than any other time of year. When you have good fresh tomatoes and some basil, your possibilities really start growing; there are so many delicious ways to eat them! Super Quick Baguette Pizza has got to be one of the easiest.
Any time you can make your own bread, it will make everything more delicious, but you can also pick up pretty good bread from a grocery store’s bakery section. Our local store actually does a good baguette. This works out especially well, because baguettes are one of my favorite types of bread, and are kind of a pain to make.
I start out by slicing a section of baguette in half and drizzling the halves with olive oil, and sticking that in the oven for a few minutes. In the meantime, you can prepare your other ingredients. Just slice some fresh mozzarella, a tomato (I used an Italian variety called Pompeii), a few leaves of basil, and chop some garlic. Take the bread out of the oven, and layer on the mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil and garlic. Add a little sea salt and pepper and put it back in the oven until everything is warm and the cheese melts. That’s all there is to it!
This is a good way to eat tomatoes for July, because they are just starting to ripen and you may only have a tomato or two ready. The garlic was especially good because it came fresh from the farmers’ market, but any grocery store garlic will do if you don’t have access to fresh.
It sure beats peanut butter!