Nature’s Tomato Naan

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? The Next Step: Nature’s Tomato Naan. Who likes ooey gooey melted mozzarella cheese? I do, I do! Now add nature’s juicy ripened tomatoes for fresh garden flavor that will have you wiping your chin after the first bite. Be careful of those cheese pulls, though. Steam may be trapped between the naan crust and the pizza stone. Besides, there’s nothing worse than burning the roof of your mouth from lack of patience. Let your eyes create desire. After all, everyone wants eating to be an enjoyable experience.

NATURE’S TOMATO NAAN

Ingredients:

One prepared naan crust

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon cornmeal

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

3 Campari tomatoes, sliced

5 grape tomatoes, sliced

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon oregano

1/8 teaspoon basil

1/8 teaspoon marjoram

8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shaved

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Spread olive oil on both sides of naan bread. Sprinkle cornmeal over bottom crust. Sprinkle garlic powder over top crust. Place cornmeal side down on a pizza stone. Bake for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, slice tomatoes on a cutting board. Sprinkle tomatoes with sea salt, oregano, basil, and marjoram. Remove naan from oven. Carefully layer mozzarella cheese over crust. Then arrange sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Bake 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with parmesan cheese before serving.

17 thoughts on “Nature’s Tomato Naan

  1. Gail,

    I like to let my food settle a bit. Like you said, it should be a tad bit romantic, throwing eyes at your beloved in sweet gravitation, until the attraction becomes too much and you have to make your move.
    Naan bread is a genius giddyup for this recipe!

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    • True. Food is seductive, even teasing sometimes. Think about it, have you ever yearned for something you know may not be good for you? Sure, the allure creates a tug-of-war with your senses. In the end, some things are worth a little bit of pain. Excuse me now while I go indulge myself. 💕

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      • You are spot on. And yes, the romance of food is a beautiful thing. I LOVE the foods that aren’t good for me. It’s so much fun to be bad. Until I have to run in the morning and am cursing myself for misbehaving, LOL.

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