Grilled pizza with heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs and lemon oil

June 14, 2013

Grilled pizza with heirloom tomatoes and fresh herbs-lemon oil

When you think about grilled pizza, you might think of the kind you bake on a stone. But that isn’t what this grilled pizza is about. This pizza is made directly on the grill (no stone!) and has gorgeous grill marks all over it.

It takes a bit of practice to handle the dough and learn to slap it on the grill with confidence, but after performing the technique a few times, you’ll become a pro and have a roaring good time grilling pizzas!

Of course, I’ve made video clips of the entire process, so don’t feel like you’re alone in this endeavor – I hope that by seeing how it’s done first hand, you’ll feel confident giving this technique a try.

This recipe is a classic tomato and mozzarella pizza, but with a twist – fresh heirloom tomatoes are used rather than tomato sauce. And there’s another variation: just before serving, you’ll sprinkle the pizzas with loads of fresh herbs and a drizzle of lemon oil. All this goodness gives us a smoky, crisp-yet-chewy crust crowned with the most succulent toppings.

Time to fire up the grill… and your appetite!

Heirloom tomatoes in yellow bowl

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Grilled pizza with heirloom tomatoes and fresh herbs-lemon oil

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Ohhhhhh this grilled pizza sounds fantastic! I love the idea of really grilling it, plus the tomatoes and herb and oil…mmm


Viviane June 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Thank you, Kayle! This grilled pizza is pretty irresistible… even if I say so myself :-)


Angie@Angie's Recipes June 15, 2013 at 3:13 am

I have never had a pizza made directly on grill! These heirloom tomatoes are so fresh and beautiful.


Viviane June 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Angie, I hope you get to make and taste grilled pizzas soon! You’ll adore it… Cheers!


El June 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I’ve never made grilled pizza either. I can’t wait to try…especially when heirloom tomatoes arrive.


Viviane June 17, 2013 at 7:34 am

Thank you, El! You’ll love making pizzas on the grill… Heirloom tomatoes have arrived here already, but my own have a ways to go!


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