5 Must-Make Summer Grilled Pizzas

July 11, 2014

Yesterday, we shared a step by step tutorial on how to grill pizza.  This simple meal has an infinite number of delicious flavor combinations.  You can go the traditional route and slather your crust with tomato sauce and top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni or opt for a lighter version with a seasonal vegetables and a few crumbles of goat cheese.

Before you light the grill, let's review a couple of tips.  First, make sure you cook your crust on the grill prior to topping it.  This step is important because it allows the dough to crisp and get those beautiful grill marks.  When it comes to the toppings, keep it to a minimum (I recommend 5 ingredients or less).  Choose a few key flavors that you would like to highlight on your pizza.  With these helpful hints, your grilled pizza will be a success every time.

Asparagus and Ricotta Grilled Pizza
Recipe from Strawberry Plum

The trick to this pizza is to grill both sides of the crust prior to adding any toppings.  Thin shavings of asparagus, toasted pistachios and dollops of fresh ricotta cheese cover the grilled crust and are drizzled with a bright and zesty lemon vinaigrette.

Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Steak and Chimichurri
Recipe from Life Tastes Good

Inspired by the flavors of Argentina, this steak and chimichurri flat bread is summer pizza at its finest.  The herbaceous chimichurri sauce provides the perfect contrast to the richly flavored steak

Grilled Pizza with Egg and Arugula
Recipe from Ruffles and Truffles

If you've never had the pleasure of eating an egg on pizza, you're missing out.  The creamy yolk combined with the crunchy crust and fresh arugula creates a party in your mouth.  This is one pizza you have to give a try.

Peach and Gorgonzola Pizza
Recipe from Girl Versus Dough

Sweet, salty and tangy this grilled peach and gorgonzola pizza is the perfect appetizer to whet your appetite.  Juicy summer peaches are layered on a bed on fresh mozzarella and a zippy gorgonzola.  The drizzle of balsamic vinegar is the finishing touch that knocks this dish out of the park.

Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto and Figs
Recipe from Yummy Mummy

Figs wrapped in prosciutto are a traditional Italian antipasti so it's safe to say that they are dynamite together on this pizza.  Prosciutto is widely available and can usually be purchased at your local Italian market or gourmet foods shop.


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