Monday, May 14, 2012

'Tis the Season for Pizza - Individual Grilled Pizzas

Grilling in the summer is one of our all time favorite things to do.  Add pizza to grilling and what a Summer combo!  We have grilled pizzas before and, while I still prefer the traditional oven cooked pizza, is a fun way to cook pizza, especially if you don't want to heat up the house.

Individual Grilled Pizzas

Pizza dough

1 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup fat free plain yogurt
2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower kernels
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, divided
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 green onions, finely chopped
Coarsely ground pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

In a blender, combine the pesto ingredients. Cover and process until smooth, scraping sides often. Set aside.

Divide dough into fourths. Roll each portion into a 6 inch circle. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.

Prepare grill for indirect medium heat using a drip pan. Place dough over the direct heat area. Cover and cook for 1 minute or until puffed and golden. Turn and place dough over drip pan.

Spread pesto over crusts. Top with 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, onions, pepper, Parmesan and remaining mozzarella. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.

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