Food Hussy Recipe: Copycat Zablong Margherita Pizza

I love pizza! Pretty much any kind of pizza and I'm happy! Sometimes I want to load it up with toppings and other times - I like to just have a simple Margherita Pizza. If you're not familiar - it's basically tomatoes and cheese. Yum - I mean look at it! 


Recently - my friend Beth and I met up for lunch at Zablong Pizza in downtown Cincinnati (they also have a location in Charlotte NC). After having our pizzas - I had to go home and make one for myself!




ZaBlong comes from Pizza + Oblong - I'm guessing - so they'll give you a full size pizza that fills this oblong box. It's almost a Chipotle-like experience where you can order one of their pre-determined combos or create your own.

When we were there they had a lunch special with a half-pizza, salad and drink - so I actually got the Taco Tuesday special with taco meat, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, mushrooms, onions and ranch. It was pretty good - I love a taco pizza (Godfathers and Happy Joes have the best!).

Beth got the MargheritZA and let me have a bite - and boy was it tasty! The freshness of the pizza is what I love - and fresh mozzarella is truly the best. If you haven't had FRESH mozz - then you need to get some!!

Fresh Mozz is best in a Caprese Salad or lightly cooked like this in a pizza. You just want it to melt and get a little touch of brown. So delicious!

So I headed home to make this super simple and super fresh pizza! I used naan bread in a two-pack because it creates a light crispy crust! In terms of copycat - NAILED IT!!! RIGHT????

Of course you can top this recipe with whatever toppings you would like but there's something to be said for simplicity and this has it in spades. I prefer marinara to pizza sauce because it's chunkier and lighter (less tomato paste) - so yummy.



Yield: 2

Copycat Zablong Margherita Pizza

Zablong Pizza has this delicious MargheritZA pizza with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, classic tomato sauce and oregano. I loved it so much - I ran home and made it for myself!!!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 17 mins

ingredients

  • - 2 small individual naan breads (I use Tandoori Naan)
  • - 1/2 cup marinara sauce 
  • - 1 ball fresh mozzarella
  • - 1/2 container cherry tomatoes
  • - Fresh Basil 
  • - Oregano
  • - Coarse Sea Salt

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Lay out two naan breads on cookie sheet
  4. Top each naan with marinara 
  5. Slice fresh mozzarella into 1/2 inch slices and lay on top of marinara 
  6. Slice cherry tomatoes in half and spread over the pizzas 
  7. Tear fresh basil leaves and add to pizza
  8. Sprinkle lightly with salt & oregano 
  9. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes 
  10. Switch oven to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes - watch closely to be sure it doesn't get too dark - you just want to brown the cheese lightly 


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