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Grilled Greek Pizza
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 1
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Grilled Greek Pizza

Plato himself would have devoured this beautifully delish circle of Greek flavors, and he wouldn't have heated up the Parthenon to make it!

Ingredients

1
tube Pillsbury™ classic refrigerated pizza crust
3
tablespoons and 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2
cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2
cup chopped fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup fresh oregano leaves
2
cups diced fresh tomatoes
1/2
cup diced onion
2
cups crumbled fresh feta cheese
1
cup kalamata olives (from brine), pitted and sliced

Directions

  • 1 Preheat grill to high.
  • 2 Mix 3 Tbs. olive oil, salt and pepper (to taste), and minced garlic. Add chopped spinach, basil and oregano, diced tomatoes and onions. Toss to coat mixture. Set aside.
  • 3 Spread 1 tsp olive oil over surface of a 15 inch cold pizza stone. Open refrigerated pizza crust and spread dough to fit stone, stretching and forming as necessary to fit shape.
  • 4 Add stone and crust to hot grill and reduce heat to medium-high. Close lid and bake for 3 to 4 minutes (do not overbake at this stage), just until light brown.
  • 5 Open grill lid and sprinkle feta cheese evenly over crust. Sprinkle leafy greens, tomatoes and onion mixture over cheese, and top with sliced kalamata olives.
  • 6 Close grill lid and bake an additional 2 minutes or so, until feta cheese is hot and gooey and other ingredients are steamy. Turn grill off. Using grill mitts, carefully remove stone and pizza from grill. Slice and serve immediately.
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Grilled Greek Pizza

As prepared by tbspSusan,

It's not Greek mythology: It's easy to make Greek-inspired pizza on the grill!


In the heat of the summer, firing up the oven indoors makes about as much sense as kicking the furnace into gear. Ugh. But summer is the awesomest season for pizza, especially with all those ridiculously fresh veggies out there screaming for attention.

So, short of getting out your wallet and phone book and calling one of those famous pizza places that seems to be in every town, what's a cook to do? Voila! Fire up the grill instead and make this incredibly munchable Grilled Greek Pizza!

Ready, Prep, Go


First, preheat your grill on high, then grab your ingredients:

Greek Pizza Ingredients

Next, punch up your EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) with salt, pepper and minced garlic -- and maybe a dash of red pepper sauce if you're livin' la vida loca. Then add the green leafy stuff, tomatoes and onion. Toss to coat and set it aside.

Make Like the Pizzaria Guy and Toss that Crust


Uh, just kidding about that tossing thing. Totally not needed with this ready-to-go dough.

Anyway, oil a pizza stone with a teaspoon of EVOO. Roll out dough from one tube of Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust. Have fun with it -- you'll have to stretch it and scrunch it and smush it around a bit to get it from a rectangle to a circle, but that's half the fun.

In the end, it should look like this...

Pizza Dough

Put the stone and crust on your preheated grill. Brush top with 1 teaspoon of EVOO and close the lid. Bake the crust for 3 or 4 minutes.

Grilled Pizza

Like hummus? It's not included in the recipe, but slather it on before adding everything else if you'd like. It adds a great flavor to the base.

Then go for it with all you've got: Add the feta cheese first, then the veggie mix, then the olives on top. Seriously, when you're throwing down all that beautiful stuff over the crust, you feel like a gourmet chef. It smells good, it looks good, and you just know it's gonna taste good. Is this what it feels like to be Bobby Flay? (Dreamin' ...)

Close the lid for another couple minutes until the feta cheese gets all hot and gooey and the rest of the toppings are steamy. Turn the grill off and, using grill mitts, take the pizza off the grill (stone and all) and exclaim, "Oh, my big fat Greek pizza!"

Grilled Greek Pizza

Cut 'er up and pair it with some chilled pinot grigio and call it gourmet Greek night.

How to Make Grilled Pizza

ENJOY!

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Tips  

No pizza stone? No worries -- use a pizza pan or cookie sheet instead. Watch carefully to avoid over-browning the crust bottom.

All grills are different! Your pizza may bake more quickly or take longer. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't bake too fast, and adjust temperature and times accordingly.

This makes a thin-crust pizza, reminiscent of Mediterranean flatbread. If you like thicker crust, combine 2 tubes of refrigerated pizza dough and adjust baking times accordingly.

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