It would only make sense that my mom’s baguette pizza (الله يرحمها) would follow after her zaatar cheese tomato toasties and grilled cheese toasties.
This was another favorite childhood treat, which I love to this day.It’s quite simple, especially with modern conveniences of store-bought freshly baked baguette, a handy jar of tomato sauce, and a bag of grated mozzarella cheese.
Of course, you can completely tailor the pizza to your liking. Make it with pepperoni or sausage or even minced meat or shredded chicken to satisfy irreparable carnivores. Forgo the tomato sauce and replace it with pesto for a gourmet twist.
1 jar tomato sauce
1/2 green capsicum
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 cup shredded mozzarella
Prepare the vegetables by finely dicing the onion, capsicum and tomatoes (discarding its liquid).
Mix the onions, tomatoes, capsicum, sliced olives, and crushed garlic, then season with the salt.
Cut the baguette into three equal portions, then cut each portion lengthwise in half.
Lay the baguette slices crust-side down on a baking sheet.
Smear with tomato sauce, then spoon on the vegetables, then sprinkle with the oregano and mozzarella, ending with a grinding of black pepper.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400F until golden crispy around the edges and the cheese is bubbly.
Let sit for 5 minutes before eating so you won’t burn the roof of your mouth!