Easily the best purchase Geoff and I made when we moved (and, LORDY, there were A LOT of purchases) is our gas grill. We never had one before and I feared that the novelty might wear of but NOPE. We use it maybe 5 times a week and I swear our food just tastes better. We’ve been eating at home even more than before and trying new things and man, it’s those little things that get me, you know? I cook dinner while the kids run around outside in the perfect summer evening weather and it’s just perfect.
One thing we’ve done quite a bit is grilled pizza. I’d seen people mention grilling pizza on Twitter so it was at the top of my lists of things to try. I use this recipe for my pizza crust dough and I like it well enough. It’s simple and does the trick- but I’m maybe not the pickiest about pizza crust so if you have a recipe you know and love 1) by all means use that recipe and 2) leave it in the comments so I can try it out, too! Then I use this method for grilling the pizza. At first we stuck with the classic: pepperoni and cheese. But Hayley doesn’t like pizza sauce nor pepperoni so she was basically just eating bread and cheese for dinner so I started tearing off a bit of the dough and making her her own little pizza (She likes a white sauce and pineapple combo for her pizza. I don’t even know.) so I decided to branch out and try some new toppings.
The first one I tried is really just a glorified pepperoni pizza but it so simple and SO FLAVORFUL! It has cheese (I find I like mozzarella best), pepperoni, and heirloom tomato slices. Once I take it off the grill I add some fresh basil and a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar. So it’s like a pepperoni pizza topped with a caprese salad and it is delicious!
For Geoff’s birthday he requested I make the Pioneer Woman’s Ranch Style Chicken (grill it, despite what the recipe says) for dinner and had some left over. We were supposed to have (freaking pepperoni) pizza again the next night and then on my way home I realized the leftover chicken would make an excellent BBQ chicken pizza. So I changed up our plans and tried it out: bbq sauce, cheese, very thinly sliced red onion, diced leftover ranch style chicken, and pineapple pieces. When that was all finished up I added some chopped cilantro to the pizza and then that night Geoff declared that we’d never order pizza delivery again. (We’ll see about THAT, Geoff.) Surprisingly, Hayley wanted to try a bite and declared it to be delicious and then ate a big ol’ piece in addition the mini pizza I’d made her.
I also made a classic combination pizza but I forgot to photograph that one. I have some ideas about other pizzas to try, but what about you? What are some toppings I should try?