Grilled Pizza with Field Tomatoes Recipe
- 1 lb fresh pizza dough (white or whole wheat)
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh chopped basil leaves
- 3-4 large ripe tomatoes, cut in half and thinly sliced
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 to 2 cups good quality Parmesan cheese
Yield: 2-3 servings
- Preheat the grill on high until very hot.
- Tear off large pieces of dough and stretch with your hands as thin as possible into irregular shape pieces (average 3-4 pieces per ball of dough).
- Brush both sides of the dough with olive oil and place on the grill.
- Reduce the heat to medium-high and grill the dough just until it is cooked on the bottom and stiff enough to flip – 1 to 2 minutes.
- Turn pizza dough, adjust the heat to a low setting, and immediately begin assembling the toppings.
- Rub the pizza generously with the garlic and then cover with some of the Parmesan cheese.
- Sprinkle basil leaves all over and top with the tomatoes.
- Season tomatoes with salt and pepper, drizzle a bit of olive oil, and top with more basil and Parmesan cheese.
- Shut the lid on the grill and cook for 2 minutes or just until the dough is cooked and the cheese melts.
- Try using other similar ingredients such as prepared pesto, cubed fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, or even red and yellow grape tomatoes cut in half.
- The combinations are endless (artichoke hearts, spinach, prosciutto, roasted peppers or onions, grilled eggplant, other herbs, cooked shrimp or chicken, goat cheese, feta, olives, etc.). Just be sure whatever ingredients you use are fully cooked if need be.
- The pizzas cook very quickly, so make sure to have everything prepped and next to the grill ready to go.
- All grills are different, so be aware of temperature. The dough can burn easily so you made need to make adjustments in the heat and move it around on the grill. If you find that the bread is getting too done and the toppings aren’t melted yet, use a spatula and move the pizza to the top shelf on your grill if you have it. This will do the trick!