Summer Blackberry Basil Pizza

We all love tomatoes & basil, but berries & basil are another perfect match. Try this sweet/fresh combo on this easy, delicious summer basil pizza.

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 Blackberry Basil Pizza recipe is super simple. I know I’ve been saying this 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.

Basil Pizza recipe ingredients How to make basil pizza

How to Make Basil Pizza

Step one: make (or buy) your dough! We love this easy 7-ingredient recipe. It has a wonderful chewy texture, which was perfect for this sweet/fresh basil pizza.

Then, assemble! 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 pizza taste SO fresh and makes it look really pretty too.

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

Basil Pizza Recipe Variations

This pizza recipe is so simple to make, so it’s a fun one to play with depending on what you have on hand. Here are a few suggestions to vary the toppings:

  • Make it a Margherita. If you can’t resist the summer tomato/basil combination, just substitute halved cherry tomatoes for the blackberries.
  • Try another fruit. This may be my first blackberry & basil recipe on the blog, but Love & Lemons is no stranger to other fruit + basil combos (see here and here). Try using halved strawberries, blueberries, or diced peaches!
  • Switch the herb. I am all about basil in the summertime, but soft thyme sprigs or mint would be delicious here as well. Use whatever you have on hand!

sliced Blackberry Basil Pizza

Want more basil pizza recipes?

We love this one with broccoli and this one with pesto and summer squash!

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Summer Blackberry Basil Pizza

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This sweet & fresh Blackberry Basil Pizza makes a delicious, simple summer dinner!
Recipe type: Main dish, appetizer
Serves: 4
  • 1 ball of Whole Foods Market multigrain pizza dough, or homemade
  • 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 and sea salt. Drizzle with olive oil and honey. Slice and serve.

This recipe was created in partnership with Whole Foods Market.


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Rate this recipe (after making it):  

  1. Laurie

    I have lots of blackberries lurking in my freezer from last Summer’s foraging glut. Could I use frozen blackberries on this pizza or will they be too wet?

  2. Marny from

    I loved this so much that I made it two nights in a row for myself while my husband was out of town. What a great combination of flavors! Husband is insisting I make it again soon so he can try it.

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