5-Ingredient Summer Recipes

Requiring only five fresh ingredients and a handful of pantry staples, these delectable summer dishes aren't far from your table.

Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, and Basil Pizza
Photo: Justin Walker

Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, and Basil Pizza

Simple cooking brings real pleasure from a few good things. These summer-inspired recipes use only five fresh ingredients and a couple of pantry staples to create fantastically simple and simply fantastic entreés.

This is how the simple cook rolls: store-made dough, thin, with sweet tomatoes and chewy-melty mozzarella. Allow the dough to rest at room temperature before rolling it out. If it still shrinks back when you start to work with the dough, let it rest for another 10 minutes, and then try again. For a pretty finishing touch, save a few small basil leaves to sprinkle over the top after it cooks.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Heirloom tomatoes
Hands-on: 22 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

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