Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza with Black Olives

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza With Black Olives is easy to make, vegetarian and delicious. Topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and lots of fresh basil.

I love making easy and healthy pizzas for families to enjoy, like Mini Sweet Pepper Tomato Pizza and Golden Tomato Pepperoni Pizza.

Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza

Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza

Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza is one of our go to dinners when ripe tomatoes are in season. Finding heirloom tomatoes that are bursting with flavor at my local market, feels like finding gold. I don’t even care that they cost like a good pair of shoes. I love the sweet and juicy taste so much that I am willing to pay for the enjoyment.

My favorite way to eat heirloom tomatoes is with fresh french bread and feta cheese. This is the sandwich of my childhood. I also love them on Heirloom Tomato Pizza with salty black olives, lots of mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Our son is obsessed with olives and tomatoes, so this fun take on a margarita pizza is something that he gladly devours!

Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza with Black Olives Recipe Tips

  • First, the dough makes 6 small pizzas, if you want you could bake them into 6 individual pizzas or you can make 3 larger pizzas.
  • Also, I highly recommend trying this combo that I used: fresh mozzarella cheese, beefy heirloom tomatoes, black olives and lots and lots of fresh basil.
  • In addition, all-purpose flour will work fine and this is what I used. But you know what is the secret to Italian restaurant style pizza dough? That perfect chewy crust that we all love is usually made with high protein bread flour or pizza flour. I like using King Arthur bread flour when I have it on hand.
  • You can make your dough, throw it in a zipper-lock bag, and refrigerate it for a few days. This way, it can stay in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you are ready to bake it, take it out, shape it, and allow it to proof at room temperature before stretching and baking.
  • Also, if you are short on time, you can use store bought pizza dough, no shame in that!
  • Similarly, it is very important to use high quality tomato pizza sauce and cheese. So try not to save on these two ingredients.
  • A hotter oven is also very important to achieve restaurant style pizza. It will help create also a better contrast between crisp on the outside and soft on the inside crust with that lightly charred exterior.

Homemade Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza with Black Olives.

Why You’ll Love this Homemade Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza Recipe:

  • Easy to make, perfect for weeknight dinners and to feed a large family.
  • Endless possibilities of toppings for vegetarians and meat lovers.
  • Great way to get children to help, they can customize their own pies!
  • Minimum dishes to clean!

Homemade Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza with Black Olives

Tools/Ingredients I used to make the Homemade Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza Recipe:

  • Pizza Stone – I like the this one has handles, so it goes from the oven to the table
  • Rectangular Pizza Stone – if you are looking for a rectangular pizza stone, this one is a great option. Again, I am a huge fan of the handles.
  • Pizza Pan – a cheaper alternative, I have one and I use it all the time, its very light weight and easy to use.
  • Baking Steel – I have this one, I know its a bit more expensive, but I guarantee you that it will last you forever and you will be very happy using it. We personally love it!
  • Pizza Cutter – I like the slightly bended design, it’s sturdy and it cuts perfect slices.
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5 from 1 reviews
Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 slices
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Total time: 27 mins

Ingredients

Pizza Dough:

  • 1⅛ cups  warm water 
  • 3 teaspoons  active dry yeast 
  • 1 tablespoon  honey 
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil 
  • 3 cups  all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon  salt 

Toppings:

  • 2 medium  heirloom tomatoes  (sliced rondelle)
  • 8 tablespoons  marinara sauce  (or Pizza Sauce)
  • 12  black olives  (pitted and halved)
  • 1 lb  fresh mozzarella cheese  (sliced rondelle)
  •  Fresh basil leaves 

Instructions

Pizza Dough:

  1. In a large bowl, combine water, yeast and olive oil and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2½ cups flour and salt, stir the dough with a spatula until its combined, but still sticky.
  2. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball place it on a floured surface, add the remaining ½ cup of flour to the dough and knead it for a few minutes.
  3. Rub the same bowl with olive oil, then place the dough inside, cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1-1½ hours.
  4. After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it back on the floured surface.
  5. Using a rolling pin, form it into your desired shape that would match the pizza pan you will be using for baking.
  6. If using a pizza stone, preheat it in a very hot 500F oven for at least 45 minutes. I do not own a pizza stone, so I baked the pizza on a pizza pan at 425F.

Assemble:

  1. Once you rolled your pizza, if you are using a pizza pan like I did, transfer the pie now to the pan and start assembling it.
  2. If using a pizza stone, place the pie on cardboard or pizza peel that was well dusted with semolina flour or corn meal.
  3. Pour the pizza sauce in the center, using a spoon spread it around leaving 1 inch at the edges. Top with sliced heirloom tomatoes, followed by mozzarella cheese and black olives.
  4. Gently slide the pie on the preheated pizza stone in a hot 500 - 525 degree or more oven, and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  5. If using a pizza pan like I did, transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil. Allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes before serving for the cheese to set.
Calories: 377 Carbohydrates: 39 Protein: 18 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 8 Cholesterol: 44 Sodium: 824 Potassium: 266 Fiber: 4 Sugar: 3 Vitamin A: 630 Vitamin C: 2.1 Calcium: 351 Iron: 3.7
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Heirloom Tomatoes Pizza with Black Olives is easy to make, vegetarian and delicious. Topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and lots of fresh basil.
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This pizza looks out of this world! It has EVERYTHING I love. A great one, Katalina.

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Thanks Angie :)

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My Dish is Bomb

That pizza looks incredible! Love the simplicity of the recipe. Yes - photography lights are a total godsend, I think you'll love them! I probably use about 70:30 (natural:artifical) with my lighting these days.

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During summer I used only natural light, but I work full-time and I usually come home at 6pm or later and its already so dark, by the time I finish dinner its 8pm, so I need the artificial lights, I shoot 3 recipes using them and so far I love them :)

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[email protected] 'N Spice

This pizza sounds like it was made for me! I love the black olives on here, Katalina! So perfect for dinner!

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Thanks girlfriend!

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Sarah | Well and Full

I love the fresh basil on top... it's one of my favorite herbs!! :D

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Its one of our favorites as well :)

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Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

Oh my goodness, what a STUNNING pizza, Katalina! I am seriously drooling over all that olive + tomato + cheesy goodness! I could easily see myself demolishing like half of this! LOL.

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Tats what I did Sarah, I demolished half haha :)

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Your toddler eats salads every day AND loves olives and tomatoes? Wow, that is one impressive little man!! This pizza looks fantastic! Your photos have me drooling and craving a couple slices of this rustic, cheesy, olive packed beauty! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend!

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Hi girlfriend! Yes, he loves salads, and if he has to choose between cake and tomatoes, he will take the tomatoes lol. He has soup and salad for lunch every day, its his favorite thing :) and he loves olives, he even eats lemons and onions lol :)

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

This pizza looks like an incredible way to eat one of my favorite — black olives! YUMMMM! This looks absolutely delicious! Cheers!

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So good that I found another black olives fan :) I can eat an entire jar as a snack!

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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

I'm seeing this on Friday morning...which means I OBVIOUSLY need it since pizza Friday is a real thing that exists in the universe. I love the olive and tomato combo girlfriend! YUM.

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Hi Taylor, yes pizza Friday is a thing and you must adhere to it :)

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Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

It's lunch time on a Friday and I really want this pizza right now! I'm loving all that basil. That's amazing that your little dude loves tomatoes and olives! Most kids that age seem to only want chicken nuggets! :)

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Hi Rachelle, oh yes that pizza on a Friday is pure bliss. LOL yeah my little dude, love tomatoes and olives and won't even touch a chicken nugget haha, I am so grateful that he is such a great eater and makes such great choices :)

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Annie

This is one stunning pizza! I love black olives!

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Black olives are my favorite, thanks Annie!

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