Whole-Wheat Cherry Tomato Zucchini Pan Pizza — Meatless Monday

Fresh summer produce stars in this cheesy, meatless pan pizza.
By: Nora Horvath
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We love the freshness and abundance of July produce, but finding creative uses for all those veggies can feel daunting sometimes. While large tossed salads are a great go-to, you don’t always have lots of lettuce on hand (and, face it: we can eat only so many salads), and that’s where pizza steps in.

Food Network Kitchen’s Whole-Wheat Cherry Tomato Zucchini Pan Pizza (pictured above) is a hearty and delicious way to show off beautiful summer produce. The pizza starts with a homemade whole-wheat crust, and topping it with fresh, juicy cherry tomatoes instead of a typical tomato sauce keeps the dish light and allows seasonal flavors to shine. Crisp zucchini slices pair well with the briny Kalamata olives, while the mixture of mozzarella and feta cheeses gives the pizza classic indulgence. The chefs in Food Network Kitchen like to parbake the crust for a few minutes before adding the toppings; this helps guarantee a crispy crust. After baking, add fragrant basil on top for a fresh finish.

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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