July - Easy Gourmet Recipe: Grilled Pizza

Grilled Margherita Pizza

With summer now in full swing, why wouldn’t you want to get that grill going, rather than heat up the kitchen? This recipe brings back memories from my days living in San Francisco! Try this classic style pizza in the grill. The fresh ingredients are all available at your favorite store or farmer’s market and if you want to by-pass making your own dough – Trader Joes has fresh dough in their cooler section.

Ingredients for Topping:

Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh vine ripe tomatoes
1 clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped
Buffalo or Cow milk fresh mozzarella cheese – Sliced.
Fresh Basil
Salt & Pepper to Taste
1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
Pizza Dough:

1 cake fresh yeast (Cake yeast can be found in the Egg section of most groceries.)
2 teaspoons sugar
1-2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt


In a food processor or mixer with dough attachment, add yeast, sugar, salt, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of flour. Pulse to mix. Let set for around 5 minutes. The yeast will activate and start to foam. Add rest of ingredients, and add water slowly while pulsing and then mix till the dough is balled. Set in oiled bowl for 30 minutes. You can make dough night before and then allow to come to room temperature. Heat grill to Medium-High. Make sure the grate is well cleaned and oiled. On a floured surface, roll out pizza dough crust to pie pie sizes. Oil crust, and arrange toppings. Grill around 12-18 minutes depending on grill heat, rotating once. Top with Parmesan - Salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4.