Grilled Vegetable Pizza

Mama made a delicious & nutritious grilled veggie pizza the other night, posted a picture of it on Facebook and folks were asking for the recipe, so I’m bringing it to you.  This is a sauceless pizza, but you won’t miss it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Whole wheat pizza crust, single serve size. Mama buys her pre-made (available at Whole Foods, Sprouts and other grocers), or you can make it from scratch.  If you’re making from scratch, pre bake your crusts before assembling pizza

Gorgeous, delicious, simple and healthy pizza!

Veggies for grilling — we chose eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, zucchini and red onions

Fresh spinach

Fresh basil

Beefsteak tomatoes (get the freshest you can find — if you have a local farmer’s market, that’s  your best bet)

Olive oil

Cheeses:  gorgonzola, fresh parmesan and fresh mozzarella

Balsamic glaze — Trader Joe’s has a wonderful balsamic reduction glaze, or  you can make your own glaze

Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch rounds and cover with salt (this leeches out the bitterness)

While your eggplant is ridding itself of bitterness, start your coals

Slice the remaining veggies (peppers should be in 2 inch strips)

In a bowl or salad dressing jar, mix 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 Tbl balsamic vinegar (not the glaze), 2 teaspoons chopped basil, teaspoon of chopped (or dried) rosemary, salt & pepper.  Mix well.

Rinse the salt off the eggplant and put all veggies in a large pyrex casserole or bowl

Cover veggies with the marinade — go ahead and use your hands (or paws!) and really incorporate the marinade all over each veggie slice

Now your coals should be just about ready to spread.  Get your grill hot over the coals and place your veggies, single layer, on the grill

Note:  We always grill extra veggies and store them in tupperware in the refrigerator — they’ll stay yummy for a few days.  We use them in salads, pitas & pastas.

Now for the assembly.  Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of gorgonzola and 1 teaspoon of parm on each crust.  Arrange your grilled veggies.  Add another teaspoon of parm.  Cover with single layer of fresh spinach and torn, fresh basil leaves.  Tomato slices come next.

Slice the fresh mozzarella thinly and dot around the pizza.  Drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Bake at 400 for about 8 minutes (or until desired crust crunchiness) and voila!  A homemade, healthy pizza that your friends and family will love!

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Comments

  1. Donna McCord says:

    yum, this sounds so healthy and delicious! Unfortunately, i do not have a functional grill, but this may inspire me to fix that problem! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Atticus says:

    Donna, we just got a cute little grill at Lowe’s last weekend. it’s on wheels & just perfect! all the stores are having sales on BBQs right now — good time to go shopping & get grilling! :)

  3. Sadly, this one is not for me….wheat, cheese, and tomato are not part of my diet (I cry most for the tomatoes…) But I am sure that many others will relish this delicious recipe and feel a bit heavenly as they eat it. :)
    Judy Stone-Goldman recently posted..A Hotel Fit for a Feline, Nightlight Included

  4. Atticus says:

    Well Judy, you could do a gluten -free crust & no cheese. Replace the tomatoes w/mushrooms. Can you do dairy-free cheese? Vegi-Gourmet makes a nice faux mozzarella :) Just trying to think how you could still enjoy this pure yumminess!

  5. Ray taylor says:

    hi are you on CardsApp? how can I subscribe? do you use your own app? thank u
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