Grilled Pizza with Figs and Other Delights

Grilled Pizza 


Buy pizza dough or make your own.

Heat up the grill to highest setting. As it turns out, the highest setting on my grill was too hot and burned the first batch of dough. Experiment to see what temperature works for you.

Cook the first side of the dough directly on the grates or on a pizza stone that you've heated on the grill.

Flip it over and add any toppings you like.

In these two cases:

Pizza with Figs, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola

Cook the first side of the dough as described above. Flip it over onto the grill or pizza stone. I placed figs, chopped walnuts, about two ounces of gorgonzola and four ounces of mozzarella on top and let the cheese melt. It took another two to three minutes and the other side of the dough gets cooked and browned.

Remove to a platter and top with slices of prosciutto and arugula that's been tossed in some oil and vinegar.

Pizza with Grape Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Cook one side of the dough on the grill or pizza stone. Flip it over and top with grape tomatoes, about four ounces of mozzarella, fresh basil and a sprinkling of salt. If I had thought about it ahead of time, I might have cooked the tomatoes whole to caramelize a bit before placing on the top. Either way, it's pretty irresistible.