Posted by: traceyhanson | June 7, 2009

Grilled Pizza!


I have always wanted to try grilling pizza but was afraid of the outcome. Plus I never had a nice grill. 

I finally got a nice grill and the guts to try grilling pizza and it was a success!

First I started by grilling a piece of chicken. While the chicken was on the grill, I prepared the toppings:
  • Fresh basil from my basil plant
  • Fresh spinach from Trader Joe’s
  • Chopped onion
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Black olives
  • Cherry tomatoes from Trader Joe’s
  • Tomato sauce (my recipe)
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
I cheated by using pizza dough already made from Trader Joe’s (yes, I love this place). I rolled it out and made two mini pizzas. I gathered everything and took it outside (including a bottle of wine and some jazz music). Once the chicken was done, I took it off the grill and let it cool on a cutting board. I sprayed the grill down with olive oil cooking spray. Then I took a little cornmeal and sprinkled it on both sides of the pizza dough. I carefully placed the dough on the grill making sure the dough was not sliding down the grate. 
Then I enjoyed some wine. ($3.99 bottle of red zin that was good from Trader Joe’s.)
Once the dough started to bubble, I carefully flipped it to the other side. You’ll want to take your time or you could loose your pizza. Once the dough was done, I took it off the grill. My husband and I prepared our own pizzas. He used sauce, cheese, olives, spinach, basil and chicken. I used olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spinach, basil, tomatoes, cheese and chicken. We threw them on the grill for about 5 more minutes, until the cheese melted. It was so good!
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Responses

  1. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yummy! I need to try this. I heard of it last week and really wanted to try it. Now I am glad to see it actually works.

  3. Interesting. I probably would have lost the pizza. Man, you really did make that pizza from scratch. Can u come make one for me? I don't have the patience! LOL!

  4. I haven't done grilled pizza in a while. Thanks for reminding me. That sounds so good right now!

  5. I was at TJ's today, they said they only have the premade dough. Hmmmmm.

    Michele
    Sal & Enzo's Mommy

    PS. I think you should go back on O and tell your positive end of the story!

  6. Oh wow, these sound delicious. I'll have to try them soon!!

  7. YUM they look gorgeous.


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