If there is one food I love it is pizza, not just any kind of pizza, but veggie pizza. If I cannot get it from a real pizzeria, the second to the best is home grilled pizza. Yesterday I had a lot of veggies that had to be used, as today was shopping day and I needed to clean out the fridge.
In an attempt to avoid any scary electricity bills, I have been doing a lot of grilling this summer, and today we received the result….a new A/C and lots of grilling meant that our electricity bill for July was less than half of what it was last year.
Back to the grilled pizza…
My favorite toppings are spinach, pineapple, mushrooms, red onion and roasted red pepper. We ate our homegrown pineapples already though, so I just loaded the pizzas with whatever veggies we had. Olives, red onion, green pepper, red roasted pepper, spinach, cherry tomatoes and a fantastic sauce with garlic, basil and oregano from the garden.
The crust is homemade, and I use half all purpose flour, half whole wheat flour, water, yeast, 1 egg, a dash of olive oil and some salt.
The bonus ingredient was some beautiful fresh mozzarella that I had bought on sale.
When I grill the pizza, I roll out the dough thin, then I dap it with some olive oil to prevent sticking.
I first grill the dough for a few minutes, then I turn it and add the ingredients. I let the pizza sit on the grill until the bottom is slightly golden, then I remove it and put it on the top rack, so that the mozzarella will melt completely.
The final result is mouthwatering, fantastic tasting vegetable pizza with perfectly melted mozzarella and a whole wheat crust.
Let me present …..Grilled Pizza!!!