Lebanese Margherita Lamb Pizza

Cuisines collide in this Lebanese Margherita Lamb Pizza! Straight out of the newly published cookbook, Modern Comfort Cooking written by Lauren Grier, this pizza is literally exploding with flavor. Whole wheat naan is brushed with garlicky olive oil and topped with marinara, perfectly spiced ground lamb, fresh tomatoes and shredded mozzarella. Baked until the crust is crisp and cheese is melty and golden. 

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I’m so excited to share with you this recipe along with the new release of my friend Lauren’s newly published cookbook, Modern Comfort Cooking. If you’ve spent even a second on Lauren’s blog, you are well aware for her gorgeous photography and her impeccable knack for combining flavors, cuisines and ingredients that you wouldn’t normally think to combine. But Lauren makes it work.

If you ever find yourself in a rut and want to make something out-of-the-box and amazing, this cookbook [and Lauren’s blog] is your answer. This book has so many creative recipes, like Mumbai Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Vegetarian Osso Buco with Gouda Polenta and, of course, this Lebanese Margherita Lamb Pizza. From cover to cover, nothing but mouthwatering photos, modern twists, mash-ups and inventive recipes — brilliantly put together like no other cookbook I own.

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And the cover is beautiful!!!!!!!!

This book is so good, that I had a hard time deciding which recipe to make. Ultimately putting the decision in my daughter’s hands. Naturally they zeroed in on the pizza, but the Easy Kale Queso and the Champagne Marshmallow Treats came in close, real close. I’ll be making those this weekend.

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I was so glad my girls picked this pizza, it was simple to throw together and lately, I’ve desperately been in need of dinner recipes like this. I love using naan as the crust for pizza. Not only is it the perfect base for this flavorful pizza, but it crisps up beautifully and is a real time saver.

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