Yesterday was my hubby’s birthday and we made grilled pizza. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound all that special or glamorous, but take my word for it, this pizza was MAGNIFICENT! It should have a song written about it or something. It was that good. I am still swooning over it. It is always amazing to me how good it tastes with so few ingredients. Not only does it taste fantastic, but with a little preparation, it can be thrown together pretty quickly. I think the next time we have people over, I am going to make this and serve it as an appetizer. If you are going to make one thing from this blog this summer, make this pizza.
Grilled Pizza Margherita
1 lb. ball of pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
3 (or more) cloves of garlic, minced
@ 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2-3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1 ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced (DO NOT use regular mozzarella. It won’t be the same.)
A few leaves fresh basil
Coarse Sea Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Hot Pepper Flakes
- About 30 minutes before you grill the pizza, mix the garlic and olive oil together and let it stand. Fire up the grill.
- Stretch your pizza dough into a round. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It looks rustic if it isn’t perfect. Brush one side of the dough lightly with some of the garlic oil.
- Placed the dough on the grill, oiled side down. Grill until lightly charred and the bottom is cooked. Brush a little more of the oil on the uncooked side and flip it over on the grill.
- Brush the remaining oil, along with all the garlic on the grilled top of the pizza. Place the mozzarella and tomato slices randomly all over the pizza. Grill the pizza until the bottom is fully cooked and the mozzarella is melted.
- Sprinkle some basil leaves, sea salt and cracked pepper all over the pizza. Cut into uneven slices. Devour.