3ouncesfresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces
1Roma tomato, sliced
2large basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
freshly ground black pepper
Place a pizza stone in the oven. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F, allowing the stone to get hot.
Shape the pizza dough on a floured surface into an 8-inch round and 1/4-inch thick. Transfer it to a pizza peel lined with parchment paper. Reshape if necessary.
Gently brush the dough with the olive oil, then evenly spread the marinara sauce on, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle the garlic over the top. Top with the mozzarella slices and tomatoes, leaving space in between.
Slide the parchment with the crust onto the heated stone. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle the basil over the top, along with 1-2 grinds of fresh black pepper.