grilled herb garden pizza

I really wanted this to be “every-herb-I-have-except-basil pizza.” I’ve been on a bit of a basil kick lately and I really wanted to give some attention to the other herbs I have growing in the new garden. But the tomatoes I had were so pretty, I just couldn’t bring myself to not match them up with basil. It would be like peanut butter without jelly… ketchup without mustard… or me without Jack (it’s ok to groan, sorry).

Basil notwithstanding, I couldn’t make up my mind on which other herbs to use so I just went out and grabbed everything that looked good –  lemon-thyme, sage, parsley — chopped them all together and threw them on top of the finished pizzas.

I made 4 “individual” sized pizzas. If this is your first time grilling dough, I recommend having some extra on hand in case you burn some.

INGREDIENTS:

dough (I cheated this time and bought the kind they make at Whole Foods)
garlic oil for brushing dough (1 clove of garlic + 1/4 cup olive oil)
fresh mozzarella cheese (if vegan, daiya cheese, or no cheese)
sliced tomatoes (1-2 small tomatoes per pizza)
fresh herbs (whatever you have/like… I used thyme, sage, basil and parsley)

METHOD:
Heat your grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. If you’re using an indoor grill pan, also preheat your oven broiler – if you want bubbling cheese, you will have to finish it in the oven.

Roll out your pizza dough with a bit of flour so that it’s not super-sticky (you don’t want it to completely stick to the grill). Brush dough with a bit of the garlic oil and place on the hot grill. The time you will grill each side will depend on how thin you have rolled out your dough. I grilled mine for 4-5 minutes per side. Using grill-safe tongs, you can slightly lift up a corner to look and see if black grill marks are starting to form. Once the first side has nice black grill marks, flip it over.

From here you have two choices:
If you’re using an outdoor grill, place toppings on the already-cooked side of the dough and shut the top of the grill until the dough is cooked through.

If you’re using a grill pan, finish grilling the second side of the dough. Remove and place on a baking sheet. Place your toppings on the pizza and broil it in the oven for another 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling.

20 comments

  1. NicoleD from dulanotes.com on said:

    I love mixed herbs and look forward to my little herbs growing up so I can mix them all together! This sounds (and looks) great!

  2. I have *so* much of Jim Lahey’s no knead pizza dough in my freezer. I have to try this with my little porch herbs & an egg on top! If the herbs are still alive that is…I have a black thumb (read: forgets to water plants an inordinate amount).

  3. Bev Weidner from bevcooks.com on said:

    This pizza is my laaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhf.

  4. Kathryn from londonbakes.com on said:

    I don’t think I could have resisted the basil either. This looks so delightful.

  5. Sonja from elsewherejournal.wordpress.com on said:

    Oh how I love your blog ! This recipe (too) sounds absolutely fantastic. I’ve been wondering to do with all the “other” herbs in my garden too, so I definitely need to try this out !

  6. Kelly from snailsview.com on said:

    What a perfect pizza – I like that you ventured out and used all the other wonderful, just as tasty herbs in your garden! The tomatoes look amazing too. Funny, I made a similar pizza for dinner last night too. Beautiful post!

  7. sarah from thevanillabeanblog.com on said:

    I have been trying to use my other herbs, too, but I love basil too much. I always have to use it. These look delicious.

  8. We have a little herb garden but I almost don’t want to use any as I love how pretty all the herbs look! We’ve just propogated a load of basil so it won’t be ready for months but it’s going to be a basil overload when we do.

    Love how simple your pizza is but looks delicious (I’m drooling!)

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I didn’t start picking mine either until I had an overload :)

  9. Kynley W. from unmaskedbeauty.com on said:

    I’m so excited to have stumbled across your blog. I eat primarily vegetarian meals as well – with the occasional seafood meals. I keep finding so many amazing recipes that fit in perfectly with my diet! Plus, your blog is beautiful. :) Thanks for the wonderful recipes – I can’t wait to start trying them.

  10. katerina from fashionicook.blogspot.com on said:

    Look so yummy!!! All the posts are really great :) Glad to stumbled on your blog..
    Thank you for sharing and congrats for the very good job..
    I’m bloglovin’ these blog.
    xxxFiC.

  11. Wow, do you already have tomatoes? So jealous – can’t wait until they’re in season in Indiana :) Looks delicious!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      we have tomatoes, corn, etc… everything is coming really early this summer for us.

  12. Chezka from style-che.blogspot.com on said:

    Yumm! This looks really good, might just try it sometime..
    I can’t cook though, hehe..but I will try!
    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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