Cheat's Caprese pizza

Cheat's Caprese pizza recipe

4 ratings

Why wouldn’t you cheat when the end result is as tasty and delicious as this Caprese pizza? Using oven-roasted mini tortillas as the base and topping with sliced mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, gives delicious, authentic taste, and is wonderfully cheap. Plus, it’s on the table in 20 minutes, perfect for a weeknight supper. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 12 mins to prepare and 8 mins to cook
  • 241 calories / serving
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 4 mini tortillas
  • 20g (3/4oz) tomato purée
  • 2 x 125g pack mozzarella, drained and sliced
  • 250g (8 3/4oz) vine tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 20g (3/4oz) pine nuts
  • 1 x 30g pack basil, stalks discarded
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 20ml (1/2fl oz) olive oil
  • 20g (3/4oz) Italian hard cheese, finely grated

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1010kj
    241kcal
    12%
  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25.5g Protein 8.1g Fibre 4.4g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the tortillas on 2 large baking sheets lined with nonstick baking paper and spread with the tomato purée.
  2. Arrange the mozzarella slices and tomatoes on top of the tortilla. Bake in the oven for 6-8 mins, until the cheese has melted and the edges of the tortillas are golden.
  3. Meanwhile, blitz the pine nuts, most of the basil leaves, garlic, oil and hard cheese in a food processor to make a pesto.
  4. Remove the pizzas from the oven, spoon over the pesto and garnish with the remaining basil leaves. Serve immediately.

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