Perfect Pizza Margherita: Low Fat Version

Perfect Pizza Margherita: Low Fat Version
I can't stop eating pizza this week! The crispy-soft dough, ultra-fresh toppings, and deliciously delicate flavor of this recipe will have you reaching for the pizza pan, too. This is another perfectly scrumptious recipe from The Volumetrics Eating Plan, Barbara Rolls, PH.D.

Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 265 ♥ Carbohydrate: 37g ♥ Fat: 7g ♥ Protein: 16g ♥ Fiber: 4g

Pizza Margherita

  • 9 ounces packaged wheat pizza dough (pre-made crust can be used, but may add an extra 100 calories)
  • 5 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded, nonfat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Stretch the dough out in a 12-inch pizza pan or roll out into a 12-inch round on a baking sheet.
  3. Arrange the tomatoes on the dough in overlapping slices. Leave about 1/2-inch border.
  4. Sprinkle evenly with the garlic, slat, black pepper, and mozzarella.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven.
  7. Sprinkle with the basil and cut into 4 wedges.