Monday, August 18, 2008

Grilled Veggie Pizza




I got this recipe from savingdinner.com when I was a subscriber. I have changed up the veggies to fit my taste but I think I do the sauce pretty much the same. Really this concept can be played with and you can jazz it up however you like. Here is how I do it.


What you will need:

1 recipe for pizza crust (recipe to follow)
1 tlbs. olive oil
1 tlbs. balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
salt and pepper to taste

1 onion cut into wedges
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 jar artichoke hearts in water or brine
1 fresh tomato, cut in large chunks

mozzarella cheese, grated

You can use any pizza crust recipe. I have found the one from saving dinner to be simple and just as good as any other I have used. Here is that recipe.

3/4 cup warm water
1 tlbs olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast

What you do:

To make crust: Mix all ingredients together to make a soft dough. Try to not use too much flour, especially when rolling the dough or it will be dry and tough and have a floury taste. Break dough into small balls and roll into circles. Layer dough on a pan with parchment paper separating each disk.

To make topping. Saute all veggies in a pan. If you have a grill pan, use it to saute the veggies on the grill, otherwise just saute them indoors over your stove. In a large bowl mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper with a whisk. Add sauteed veggies and mix to coat evenly.

Spray your grill with a nonstick spray. Get the grill nice and hot. Place one disk of pizza dough on grill. Add a scoop of sauteed veggies on dough. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Repeat with other disks of dough until you have filled the grill. Put the lid down and let the heat get the cheese melty. Rotate the dough a quarter turn half way through the grilling. This process happens quick! Make sure you watch it so you don't burn your crust.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Tody said...

I didn't think I would like this veggie pizza stuff at first cause "it don't have no meat". But, I have to say it's one of my favorite meals.

LudvigsonFamily said...

Hi Brandy! You are so cute. I love that you have a recipe blog. I will check it regularly. I have linked your blog on mine. Your veggie pizza is a little like the one I have. I love it because it is so easy. Here are the ingredients:
Boboli pizza crust
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
Italian seasoning
salt & pepper
Fresh tomatoes (sliced)
green peppers (cubed)
grated mozzarella chesse

Directions:
preheat oven to 350.
Combine in small bowl about 3 tablespoons of oil and and about 1 tablespoon of vinegar. spread onto the crust and then sprinkle seasonings on crust. Add a thin layer of cheese, place tomatoes (I usually use 2-3 tomatoes) in a single layer on top of cheese and then add the cubed green peppers (I usually use 1 1/2 peppers). I then sprinkle more seasonings on the veggies then cover with more cheese. I cook for about 20 minutes until the cheese is browning and the tomatoes are tender. The pizza is very juicy from the tomatoes, but taste so good. I believe I got the recipe from a pampered chef recipe and made just a few changes. My kids don't like the pizza, but I love making on individual serving size crusts for lunch. hopefully these directions make sense call me if they don't. I hope you enjoy! Sorry for long comment!!!

Tom and Renee said...

This pizza is so yummy :) I wanted to get this recipe from you so I'm glad you posted it :)