Memorial Day starts the official summer season for me even though it has been unofficially summer since I saw my the first firefly on the same day as I got my first red tomato. Memorial Day makes it official because when I was growing up that was the weekend that the water park opened up and I loved the water park. Wait, I still love the water park I just never get to go here in Texas because it is an hour away. This summer it is going to happen! In my summer enthusiasm I decided to grill some pizzas. Unfortunately I ran headlong into the project without doing any research and though my pizzas were good, I have a lot to learn! I made the dough recipe from Vegan Lunch Box and maybe I overworked the dough because it came out really hard. I decided to make mini pizzas so that I could experiment with the technique. The first one I tried was peaches and olives with some sage and some chives on top.It was a great combination but I should have grilled the crust on both sides before putting on the toppings because the bottom got over-grilled (I think another word for that is burned).
The next one I grilled on both sides first before topping but I should have done it for a shorter time or maybe the grill was too hot because this one got a little crispy as well. Plus, tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, and mushrooms was a great combo but would have been so much better with a tofu riccota base.The last one was maybe the best (I liked the peach a lot, but it was burned). The grill wasn’t as hot when I put it on so it didn’t get as hard. The topping were Zucchini, Tomato, Olives, Mushrooms, and Garlic. So here is what I have learned, oil the crust and grill it on both sides before you put the toppings on. Have all the toppings ready to go before you start otherwise you can’t keep on eye on the grill, use lots of toppings in general, and most importantly; add lots of olives and everything will be yummy regardless of what happens.
I keep saying that this is the year I’m going to finally try grilling a pizza!
I love the peach and olive combo – I never would have though of that!
Carrie- someone posted the peach & olive combo on twitter which I think is what led me to making the pizzas.
Those look so great! Especially the peach one. Wow. And your doggy is so cute!
I love grilled pizza, but it does seem to always burn. I know you love olives, but I sure would have never thought to pair them peaches. What wouldn’t be good with our Texas peaches though!
I finally went to Daily Juice on 45th. I went right before closing and just got a smoothie and a chocolate candy which was awesome. I bought some crackers too that are really garlicky good.
Peaches! I love love love that pizza topping idea! And the beagle is super cute 🙂
I’ve always wanted to try grilling pizza, thanks for the tips!
tehee.. that beagle looks all crusted out!
I want that pizza so badly right now. SO BADLY.