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Nuts for pizza

Nuts for pizza

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper

1 (12-inch) prebaked pizza crust,

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1 teaspoon Italian herb blend

3 Campari tomatoes, thinly sliced, or 8 cocktail tomatoes, halved

1 package (about 2 1/4 ounces) sliced almonds

1/2 package (about 1/2 ounce) fresh tarragon, minced, or 1 tablespoon dried

1 package (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella

Makes 4 servings.

Heat oven according to crust directions. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and pepper to taste; remove onion and garlic from pan.

Brush remaining 1 tablespoon of the oil on the crust. Sprinkle crust with the herb blend, remaining salt and pepper to taste. Add the onions, garlic, tomatoes, almonds and tarragon. Cover pizza with the cheese. Bake according to crust directions, 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes.

Note: If using premade pizza dough, follow directions on package.

Nutritional information per serving: 538 calories, 44 percent of calories from fat, 28 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 36 mg cholesterol, 54 g carbohydrates, 25 g protein, 979 mg sodium, 5 g fiber