Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Holy Grail of Pizza

I make a lot of different recipes, but by far, pizza is my favorite thing to create. I love the versatility, the unique combination ingredients, and the beauty of the pie when it all comes together. Most of all, I love the amazing taste of a sweet chewy crust, tangy tomato sauce and a plethora of diverse toppings.
After years of making my own pizza, I don't think I could ever order a pie from a pizza joint and enjoy it as much as I do the homemade version. There is NOTHING like fresh, homemade pizza...nothing!

Tonight, my friends, I believe I have created a masterpiece. After you read this, I urge you to try it for yourself and see if you are not spellbound by this incredible pizza.

I give you.....

Grilled Vegetable Pizza with Goat Cheese, Hummus, and Pesto

Step 1: Cut of vegetables of choice - (I chose eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, and mushrooms) and toss in a little EVOO, salt and pepper.

Step 2: Grill the veggies until done (around 10-15 min)

Step 3: Take the crust (I used a premade, Bobboli because the premade is actually easier to do on the grill than fresh) and top it with
  • desired amount of sauce (I used TJ's pizza sauce)
  • fresh spinach
  • grilled veggies
  • goat cheese
  • fresh torn basil leaves
  • dollop of basil pesto
  • dollop or two of hummus
  • drizzle of balsamic

Step 4: Put the pizza on the grill and cook for about 10-15 min

Step 5: Be prepared to be amazed!

Drool worthy.....

Toly's pizza was his favorite, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon and feta.

What a great way to end a weekend.....

Hope yours was fantastic, as always! :)


  1. You made this pizza just for ME, yes you did! Oh my...grilled...with grilled veggies....GOAT CHEESE (!!!!)...hummus, fresh pesto...oh my God...drool....

  2. That

    I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow :)

  3. Oh my gosh--it looks like you combined all of my favorite things into one glorious pizza. THANK YOU! I would not think hummus and goat cheese would be good together, but now I have been proven wrong. Thank you!

  4. I hate regular take-out pizza, but homemade gourmet pizza is AMAZING! Your pizzas look so delicious. I love that you added so many grilled veggies--yum! And goat cheese is hands down my fav. cheese. Love it :D

  5. Oh heck YES to putting goat cheese ON your pizza!

  6. Your pizzas look so good. I too love homemade pizza. It is so much better than from a pizza place.