Grilled Summer Herb Garden Pizza

These grilled tomato, mozzarella & herb pizzas are perfect for beautiful summer weeknights (+weekends, too)! Enjoy a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes.

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.


Grilled Summer Herb Garden Pizza
 
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Serves: 4 individual pizzas
Ingredients
  • Pizza dough (I used pre-made dough from Whole Foods)
  • Garlic oil, for brushing dough (1 garlic clove + ¼ cup olive oil)
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced (if vegan, Daiya cheese, or no cheese)
  • 1-2 small tomatoes per pizza, sliced
  • Fresh herbs, chopped (whatever you have/like… I used thyme, sage, basil and parsley)
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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). Divide into four ovals for individual pizzas.
  3. Brush the 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.
  4. From here you have two choices: If you’re using an outdoor grill, place the cheese, tomatoes, and herbs on the already-cooked side of the dough and shut the top of the grill until the dough is cooked through.
  5. If you’re using a grill pan, finish grilling the second side of the dough. Remove and place on a baking sheet. Place the cheese, tomatoes, and herbs on the pizza and broil it in the oven for another 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling.

 

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  1. NicoleD from dulanotes.com
    05.24.2012

    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. Kathryn from londonbakes.com
    05.24.2012

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

  4. Sonja from elsewherejournal.wordpress.com
    05.24.2012

    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 !

  5. Kelly from snailsview.com
    05.24.2012

    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!

  6. sarah from thevanillabeanblog.com
    05.24.2012

    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.

  7. 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
      05.31.2012

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

  8. Kynley W. from unmaskedbeauty.com
    05.28.2012

    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.

  9. katerina from fashionicook.blogspot.com
    05.29.2012

    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.

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

    • jeanine
      05.31.2012

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

  11. Chezka from style-che.blogspot.com
    06.19.2012

    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

  12. chocolatecakeguy
    01.02.2017

    I love the taste of this pizza grilled. I’m looking forward to trying it again in the summer, with some sweet plantains on the side.

  13. rosette
    01.07.2017

    I plan on serving this recipe with another side dish. I think corn souflle will be great. However I have other options I have doubt and I want to know

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