With fresh store bought dough, Grilled Garlic Tomato Pizza is a quick and easy meal or appetizer. Crunchy outside, soft inside. Yum!
There’s a few things to note here: this pizza is delicious, but the toppings you can put on your pizza are really endless so start thinking of your faves; you can, of course, make your own pizza dough which is pretty easy but obviously more work than picking up a fresh dough from the store; and grilling pizza is awesome – the crust is crunchy and a bit charred and the inside stays soft.
The tomatoes are roasted with garlic in a hot oven for about 15 minutes with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. They get slightly caramelized and the flavours intensify. They can also be used over pasta, in a grilled vegetable pita sandwich or in a salad instead.
I’ve made grilled pizza at least half a dozen times this summer, trying out different toppings (see below). They have been very popular, even when reheated the next day for an appetizer.
So here are a few ideas to get your imagination started:
Tailor to your Taste – Other Toppings for Grilled Pizza
- tomato sauce, chopped olives and basil
- thinly sliced pepperoni or spicy sausage with tomato sauce and basil
- roasted garlic, arugula and brie cheese
- pesto, peach and mozzarella
- roasted garlic, chicken, peach, basil, mozzarella (pictured below)
- tomato sauce, basil, fresh mozzarella
- caramelized onions, chopped chicken, mozarella
- Since you are only grilling for a few minutes, keep the toppings thin (don’t load them on).
- You can make the crust quite thin (they puff up a bit on the grill), but make sure you oil them before grilling to avoid sticking.
- Make ahead: You can complete all but the final step ahead of serving time, meaning just grilling the second side.