Monday, July 25, 2011

Grilled Pesto Pizza

This is one of my favorite summer meals.  It only takes a few ingredients, is easy to make and tastes so fresh, it screams summer.

Here's what you need:

1lb of frozen  bread dough ~ however, I make pizza dough using my bread maker (45 minutes in the machine and wham bam fresh dough)

Jar of traditional Basil Pesto (I suppose you could make your own........)
Tomatoes, sliced  ~ as many as you'd like (I use Roma)
Mozzarella cheese ~ as much or as little as you want

Here's what you do:

  • Get your grill all warmed up ~ you'll want to grill these pizzas on low
  • Roll out your dough ~ no thicker than 1/4" thick
  • Brush each side with olive oil


  • Carefully place your dough on the grill
  • Grill until the first side (you know, the side facing the heat) is golden ~ don't over cook
  • Then flip those babies over.
  • Add your toppings ~ for the pesto pizza, I spread the crust with the pesto, add a few tomatoes,  a couple handfuls of cheese then some more sliced tomato.  I was also nice and made a boring old pepperoni pizza for the two littles (Yes, Action and Smiley I AM talking about you!)

  • Cook until the 2nd side is golden and the cheese is melted.

Mmmm...... yummy grilled pesto pizza.  Throw in a little salad, a glass of wine, family and the outdoors.  A perfect summer night if you ask me!

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Kim said...

Mmmmm... Looks like a perfect meal to me! I LOVE bbq pizza dough. Great for sandwiches too. Thanks for the awesome idea.

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

That looks delicious! We definitely need to try this!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

YUM. That does just scream summer! And so sweet of you to make a boring old pizza for the little ones! lol

Jennifer Juniper said...

I have always wanted to try grilling pizza! That dinner with the wine looks lovely!

Heather from said...

This looks d-lish.. so going to try it! :)

Elizabeth said...

That looks incredibly delicious! I love making pesto and pizza dough...but I've never combined the two...gotta do it!!

Anonymous said...

This looks divine! I might just have to put the ingredients on my shopping list.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Oh. My. Yum. I want to make this tonight!

Cath said...

Oh my, think this will make a great Friday night dinner for us. Now which wine red or white?

Thank you for sharing.