Today I'm having the "sister" to the French Laundry Pizza- The French Laundry Vegetarian Pizza. It not only skips out on the chicken, but also the kalamata olives, goat cheese, and roasted red peppers. It's a completely different pizza altogether.
The vegetarian pizza is made with Roma tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and extra virgin olive oil.
I'm going to start out by saying that I love pizza. It's one of those foods that I'm always in the mood for. Although today, I was craving a chicken Caesar salad (I'm not at that point in the blog yet) pizza ended up sounding equally as good.
This is different than your average pizza- starting with the tomatoes, basil, and extra virgin olive oil taking place of the tomato sauce normally found on pizzas. I found this to be a refreshing change, and it made the pizza seem healthier. Extra virgin olive oil is the best kind of olive oil that you can get. These oils are cold-pressed, a chemical-free process that involves only cold pressure, which produces a natural level of low acidity. To be considered "extra virgin" the olive oil must have and acidity of less than 1%, and rate over a 6.5 on the Italian Tasting Panel's scale.
The fresh mozzarella cheese on the pizza is also a great change than the average bagged cheese used at most pizza joints. It's fresh, and you can taste the difference in flavor and texture.
I love this pizza. I would recommend it to anyone that loves pizza and wants to try something different. And if you want to make it a little more interesting, you can always add mushrooms (my favorite) or other toppings to the pizza to get even more flavor!