Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Grilled Pizza with Basil Pesto, Vegetables and Goat Cheese

The second the weather reaches 60 degrees here in Maine you can smell the grills going at night!  After a long winter of soups and stews indoors, its always a treat to fire up the grill.  We all love the standard grill fare; hamburgers, chicken, vegetables, etc, but we are also big fans of the grilled pizza!  It is so easy to prepare and develops a unique flavor from the grill.  Follow these step by step directions on a warm spring night!

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Organize your toppings.  For this pizza, we chose to use Basil Pesto as our base with sauteed peppers, mushrooms, arugula and goat cheese

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Whip up a batch of our Pizza Crust mix according to directions or you can purchase a premade dough at your local grocery store.  Knead into the pizza shape desired. Brush the dough with oil to prevent it from sticking on the grill.

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Grill the pizza until the top begins to bubble and the bottom starts turning brown and getting grill marks, about 8-10 minutes depending on the heat of your grill.  Flip the pizza crust over using a pair of tongs to cook the other side.

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As the other side is cooking, spread the Basil Pesto, or your "sauce" of choice over the crust

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Add toppings

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And Cheese

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Slide off of the grill onto a cutting board

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Let cool and serve!


  1. This recipe sounds really delicious ! Will have to try it ! Thanks !

  2. That's my lunch for tomorrow! Sounds like a great pizza and very healthy. Thanks :)


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