GRILLED PIZZA ON GAS OR CHARCOAL GRILL
INGREDIENTS: Serves 2; can be doubled.
● 1˝ cups chopped seeded plum tomatoes (about 3 large)
● 2 large bunches arugula, chopped
● 12 Kalamata olives or other brine-cured black olives, pitted, halved
● 1 tablespoon olive oil
● 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
● 1 10-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough or make it yourself.
● 1 cup crumbled soft fresh goat cheese (such as Montrachet; about 5 ounces)
1. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Stir tomatoes, arugula, olives, oil and garlic in medium bowl to combine.
2. Season topping with salt and pepper. Un-roll pizza dough onto floured baking sheet; cut into 4 pieces
(each about 5 by 5 inches). Transfer dough, floured side down, to barbecue. Grill until bottoms are
golden, about 5 minutes.
3. Using spatula, return dough, grilled side up, to same baking sheet. Brush off any excess flour and brush
lightly with olive oil.
4. Divide topping and then the goat cheese among crusts.
5. Using a spatula, transfer pizzas to grill. Cover with grill top or heavy-duty foil. Grill until the
bottoms are brown and topping is heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve pizzas hot.
1. This is just one of many combination of topping ingredients you can use on a grilled pizza. There are hundreds of
combinations you can use to make your own special pizza topping. It is important to remember that your toppings
should not require a long cooking time. Topping ingredients should be pre-cooked and need only enough heat that
would melt any cheese used. Raw meat, vegetable and seafood should be cooked prior to adding to the top of a grilled
pizza. For example, if you wanted eggplant, roasted peppers, or grilled tomatoes on your pizza, grill them first before
adding as your topping HOW TO ROAST FRUITS & VEGETABLES.
2. Sauces should be kept to a minimum. Overloading the pizza with a lot of sauce will only result in a pretty messy experience.
3. There are grill top pizza stones (some almost like an appliance) that will get your pizza done more evenly. If you like the
idea of flames licking at your crust, a stone will not be for you. It will however give you an intense heat and an even overall
browning of your crust.
1. Make a batch of BASIC PIZZA DOUGH.
2. Shape the dough into the size pizzas you want to make, one large pizza or smaller ones.
3. Have your sauce, cheese and pepperoni slices prepared and ready to put on your pizza.
4. Heat your grill and oil it well.
5. Have your pizza peel or other turner handy, as well as a ladle for sauce and a plate for the