Fresh Tomato-Basil Focaccia

Schiacciata is the Tuscan word for what most English-speakers might recognize as “focaccia.” Aptly meaning “squashed” or “flattened,” schiacciata is flattened with the fingers of the baker, leaving characteristic pockets along the top of the dough that hold little dredges of olive oil and salt.  This recipe for focaccia embeds a variety of herbs and thin slices of garlic in the dough before baking.  It’s the perfect base for a heaping pile of fresh ingredients, like cherry tomatoes and torn basil.


Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsDifficultyIntermediate

Ingredients

 1 package whole-wheat store-bought pizza dough (or homemade pizza dough)
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp dried basil
 ½ tsp dried thyme
 salt
 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
 7 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 500°F.

2

Place the dough in a large bowl and add the seasonings (garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, and dried thyme) and salt. Knead until the seasonings and salt are well incorporated.

3

Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Use your fingers to lightly press the garlic slices into the top surface of the dough. Bake the focaccia until the dough is puffed, blistered, and browned, about 8-10 minutes.

4

Remove the focaccia from the oven and lightly brush it with olive oil (optional). Top it with the tomato halves, chopped basil, and a pinch of salt to taste.

Tip: If you’re looking for a heartier meal, spread some Pistachio-Basil Spread on the focaccia before adding the tomatoes and basil, or, make the Zesty Tomato-Basil Bruschetta and spread the bruschetta on the focaccia.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 slices

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 39mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 6.3g3%
Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Sugars 1.2g
Protein 7g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 package whole-wheat store-bought pizza dough (or homemade pizza dough)
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp dried basil
 ½ tsp dried thyme
 salt
 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
 7 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 500°F.

2

Place the dough in a large bowl and add the seasonings (garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, and dried thyme) and salt. Knead until the seasonings and salt are well incorporated.

3

Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Use your fingers to lightly press the garlic slices into the top surface of the dough. Bake the focaccia until the dough is puffed, blistered, and browned, about 8-10 minutes.

4

Remove the focaccia from the oven and lightly brush it with olive oil (optional). Top it with the tomato halves, chopped basil, and a pinch of salt to taste.

Tip: If you’re looking for a heartier meal, spread some Pistachio-Basil Spread on the focaccia before adding the tomatoes and basil, or, make the Zesty Tomato-Basil Bruschetta and spread the bruschetta on the focaccia.

Fresh Tomato-Basil Focaccia
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