This is one of my fave spring or summer dinners. Even my 9-year-old loves this one.
This passes my 30-minute rule, if you can have someone else make the salad. I found this recipe, as I recall, from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. I don't recall from where the P-I got it.
- 1 pie crust
- About 1 1/2 cups swiss cheese, shredded
- 1 1/2 tsp. Rosemary, crushed
- 1 tsp. dried basil leaves (I plan to use lots of fresh basil next time)
- 2 medium Roma tomatoes, sliced thin (or one big tomato)
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400º. Soften piecrust, place on foil-lined cookie sheet.
Sprinkle cheese, 1/2 tsp. rosemary, and basil over crust. Arrange tomatoes in circles over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle over tomatoes. Fold about 1/2 inch crust up to the tomatoes, all around.
Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Serve with a green salad.
My 9-year-old, our terrific Japanese exchange student, and I cut this into three pieces and ate it up. Not a crumb was left. (If we'd been less hungry, it could have served four.)