Four square pieces of margherita pizza with green garnish.
Appetizers and Sides

A Classic Red, White, and Green Margherita

The family will love this quick homemade version of the classic Neapolitan margherita pizza with its green, red and white colors and vibrant flavor. Dried herbs in the sauce, basil and oregano in particular, are much stronger than their fresh counterparts, but if fresh plants are available in your garden or grocer, add a generous portion of each and the health benefits are striking. Fresh basil is a strong anti-inflammatory, while oregano is a rich source of Vitamin K and antioxidants.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 6 cups diced tomatoes in juice
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 6-in. whole wheat low-sodium flatbread
  • 6 slices plum tomato
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, shredded
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese


For the marinara sauce:

  1. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil. Add dried herbs and seasonings, diced and crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup of fresh basil, and salt. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until flavors are well blended. Remove from heat and puree. Season to taste.


  1. On the flatbread, spread 2 tablespoons of marinara leaving 1/2 inch around the outer side.
  2. Place the tomato slices on flatbread. Top each tomato slice with mozzarella and basil. Bake until cheese is melted, and the edges of the flatbread are golden brown.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 181.87
Fat: 5.21 g
Saturated Fat: 1.55 g
Cholesterol: 7.5 mg
Sodium: 485.09 mg
Carbohydrates: 24.99 g
Fiber: 9.27 g
Sugars: 2.31 g
Protein: 15.95 g
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