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Rustic Pizza with Tomatoes and Tarragon

Here is another great culinary success from Marilyn's mother. She traditionally serves it at Sunday brunches, but you can enjoy this delicious tomato and tarragon pizza at any time.

Enjoy your food!

Rustic Pizza with Tomatoes and Tarragon

Pizza, this iconic dish that transcends cultures and borders, is reinvented here in a rustic version where the simplicity of the ingredients harmonizes with bold flavors. The dough, thick and generously filled, serves as a canvas for freshly sliced ​​tomatoes and a fragrant blend of garlic and olive oil, all enhanced by Dijon mustard and dried tarragon.

The Unifying Side of Pizza

Pizza is more than just a dish, it is a true social phenomenon that brings friends and family together around the table. This version with tomatoes and tarragon is no exception to the rule, offering an ideal excuse to get together and share a moment of conviviality. Whether for a Sunday brunch, an informal dinner or simply for the pleasure of treating loved ones, this pizza promises to satisfy all palates.

Variations and Customization

One of the great appeals of this recipe is its flexibility. Although Emmental is the cheese chosen for its softness and ability to melt to perfection, feel free to experiment with other firm cheeses depending on your preferences or what you have on hand. Likewise, tarragon can be replaced or supplemented with other dried herbs, depending on tastes and seasons, thus adding a personal touch to each creation.

Ready in a jiffy

Easy to prepare, this rustic pizza is the perfect choice for those who want to offer a tasty meal without spending hours in the kitchen. With its crispy base and juicy toppings, it is ideal for impromptu evenings or unpretentious but flavorful meals. Embrace the spirit of culinary creativity and make this pizza a must-have in your gastronomic repertoire.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 15 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 10 minutes
⏲️ Total time 25 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level Easy
🍽️ Servings 4
🔥 Calories (approximate) 450 per serving

  • 2 to 3 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 ready-to-cook commercial pizza dough (for example: 650g “rustica” type with crust or similar)
  • 3 tbsp. tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 knob of butter or a little oil for cooking the onions
  • 1 Spanish onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 250g grated Emmental (or other firm cheese of your choice)
  • 1 C. tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 C. tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp. tablespoon dried tarragon

  1. Preparation of garlic:

  2. Pre-cooking the tomatoes:

  3. Cooking the onions:

  4. Assembling the pizza:

Frequently Asked Questions about Rustic Tomato and Tarragon Pizza

Q1: How do I store leftover pizza?
A: Pizza will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Place it in an airtight container or cover it with cling film to maintain its freshness. To reheat it, prefer the oven at 350°F for a few minutes rather than the microwave to maintain the crispness of the dough.

Q2: Can we vary the cheeses in this recipe?
A: Absolutely! While Emmental is great for its meltiness, you can try it with gouda, aged cheddar, or even a blend of Italian cheeses like mozzarella and parmesan for a more traditional twist.

Q3: What other varieties of onions do you recommend?
A: The Spanish onion provides a pleasant sweetness, but red onions, shallots, or even caramelized onions can be flavorful substitutes that will each add a unique character to your pizza.

Q4: Can we use fresh herbs instead of dried?
A: Fresh herbs are a wonderful addition to this pizza, especially if added right after cooking to preserve their freshness and aroma. Tarragon, basil or even a little fresh thyme will work excellent.

Q5: What types of tomatoes are best for this recipe?
A: Roma tomatoes or vine tomatoes, known for their firmness and low water content, are ideal for this recipe because they hold their shape while cooking without making the pizza too wet.

Q6: How to make your own pizza dough?
A: Making your own pizza dough is a great way to personalize your dish even more. You will find a basic recipe on our site here which explains step by step how to get a crispy and delicious dough.

Q7: Can we prepare this pizza in advance?
A: Preparing the dough and toppings in advance is entirely possible. Assemble the pizza just before baking to prevent the dough from becoming wet. This allows you to enjoy fresh and crispy pizza at any time.

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