Pizza at our house is usually the Combo slice at Costco since we live just 5 minutes away (and no freeway trips required). We like Costco pizza because it’s cheap and tasty enough for us. But once in a while, especially when I have extra dough sitting in my refrigerator, I get the urge to make homemade pizza, usually just a small one enough for two people. I have enough ingredients in my refrigerator to make today’s lunch special: Grilled Garden Pizza! My husband thought it was a silly name. Why would you grill a garden? Funny…really.
I used olive oil dough as my pizza crust. (I had some in my refrigerator, ready for my cheese breadsticks recipe.) Basil and tomatoes were from my container garden. I had some leftover homemade ricotta and mozzarella cheese and pre-made roasted peppers and garlic. Add some fresh spinach leaves, throw it in a hot grill and lunch is served!
- 1/2 pound olive oil pizza dough (or any pre-made pizza crust)
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 cup homemade ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cut homemade mozzarella cheese (sliced or grated)
- roasted pepper and garlic
- 8 – 10 grape tomatoes (or slices of any size tomatoes)
- 1/3 cup wilted spinach leaves
- 1 tsp crushed chili pepper
- Preheat grill to 400F (has to be very hot!). Prepare crust (stretch out into rounds or whatever shape you want) and rub 1 tbs olive oil on one side.
- Grill pizza crust (oiled side up) for 1 minute on high or until it starts forming “bubbles” . Flip crust. Rub the remaining olive oil on top.
- Add all remaining ingredients, close the grill and let cook 1 – 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
After I flipped the crust, I turned the grill to lowest setting then added the rest of the ingredients and closed the grill to cook, checking every minute.