Mediterranean Magic: Flavorful Mediterranean Pizza Recipe 

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1. Ingredients 

Gather your ingredients. You'll need pizza dough, olive oil, garlic cloves (minced), pizza sauce or marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, feta cheese (crumbled), cherry tomatoes (halved), black olives (sliced), red onion (thinly sliced), fresh basil leaves, and optionally, some artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers. 

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2. Preheat the Oven 

Preheat your oven to the temperature specified in your pizza dough recipe or package instructions. Typically, this is around 425°F (220°C). 

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3. Prepare the Dough 

oll out your pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness. If you prefer a thicker crust, leave it a bit thicker; for a thinner crust, roll it out more. 

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4. Infuse the Crust with Flavor 

In a small bowl, mix together olive oil and minced garlic. Brush this mixture over the edges of the pizza dough to infuse the crust with delicious garlic flavor. 

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5. Spread the Sauce 

pread a layer of pizza sauce or marinara sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust. 

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6. Add the Cheese 

Sprinkle a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Make sure to cover the entire surface evenly to ensure each bite has gooey cheese. 

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7. Layer on the Toppings 

Now it's time to add the Mediterranean-inspired toppings. Start by scattering crumbled feta cheese over the mozzarella. Then, arrange halved cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives, thinly sliced red onion, and any other desired toppings such as artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers. 

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8. Bake to Perfection

Carefully transfer your assembled pizza to a baking sheet or pizza stone and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and melted. 

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