Blackberry Basil Pizza Recipe – Love and Lemons


Blackberry Basil Pizza

Hey, long time no blog! So sorry about that! Things have been a little crazy over here since we’re moving in just a few days. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy a little time away from the computer this summer as well ?

Today’s recipe is super simple. I know I’ve been saying a lot lately, but it’s summer and I love a recipe that comes together without much fuss! The grocery list is short and the prep time is minimal, but the flavors are so fresh and delicious. If you haven’t tried combining blackberries and basil yet, you’ll love this sweet/tangy/savory combo.

Blackberry Basil Pizza

Blackberry Basil Pizza

Every now and then we make our own pizza dough, but 95% of the time, we pick up dough from Whole Foods. I’ve especially been enjoying their multigrain pizza dough lately. It has a wonderful nutty flavor and, well, a multitude of grains.

For the recipe, simply stretch the dough, brush it with some garlicky olive oil, assemble with the cheese and blackberries, and bake. The most important part comes last – pile the baked pizza with TONS of basil. These nice small basil leaves came from my mom’s herb garden, if your leaves are larger you can tear them into smaller pieces. The basil makes this taste SO fresh, and makes it look real pretty too.

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Blackberry Basil Pizza

Enjoy this one with friends, preferably on a patio, with a crisp glass of rose in hand!

Blackberry Basil Pizza


  • 1 ball of Whole Foods multigrain pizza dough
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella bocconcini, sliced, divided
  • 1 pint organic blackberries, divided (slice large ones in half)
  • lots and lots of fresh basil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • drizzle of honey
  • pinches of sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and minced garlic.
  3. Stretch the pizza dough onto a pizza stone or baking sheet and brush the dough with the garlic oil. Top with ¾ of the fresh mozzarella and blackberries Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  4. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with remaining mozzarella, blackberries and lots of basil. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, sea salt. Drizzle with olive oil and honey. Slice and serve.
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