Green Grilled Pizza

June 28, 2017
This post is sponsored by Smokin’ O’s. All opinions are my own (I pinkie promise).

I’m kinda sorta freaking out over this grilled pizza right now. For one, I actually grilled the thing. Me! All by myself. Before getting into all of the food blogging shenanigans, I would have never even gotten close to a grill! But, eventually, after watching my dad cook meat countless times on our outdoor grill, I decided to try something new.

Allow me to introduce y’all to my second recipe of this years #cookoutweek:  GREEN grilled pizza! Major emphasis on the word “green,” because do I even need to explain? This pizza is the real MVP of any amazing summer cookout – fresh, vibrant, and packed with tons charred, fresh-off-the-grill flavors. And can we take a moment to appreciate how flipping amazing Trader Joe’s is? I mean, what other grocery store sells pesto gouda cheese? Pesto gouda cheese!!!

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Considering it was basically my first time grilling, there is a lot of things I could have done better. In the recipe below, I’ve instructed y’all to oven-roast your zucchini and brussel sprouts before you grill! I’m honestly not sure what I was thinking, just putting the veggies on raw. We ended up having to pick off all of them, oven roasting them, and putting them back on! As you can probably guess, dinner was delayed by quite a bit. So, learn from my mistakes y’all.

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Finally, a big thank you to Smokin’ Os for sponsoring today’s post. As of today, I’m proud to say that they have my official My Southern Sweet Tooth stamp of approval! For this grilled pizza, I used the applewood smoke rings, and it’s literally the easiest thing ever. No soaking and no mess necessary! So basically you get a delicious, flavor-infused pizza without making a giant disaster of a mess. K. That sounds something I could seriously go for on an everyday basis.

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Grilled Green Pizza
 
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This bright, veggie-filled grilled green pizza is the perfect addition to any great summer cookout. Not only is it topped with layers and layers of green-y goodness (including pesto gouda cheese!), it's grilled to crispy, smokey perfection!
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Ingredients
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup warm water (about 112ºF ish)
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • extra virgin olive oil (for greasing)
Toppings
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • gouda cheese (I used the pesto gouda cheese from Trader Joe's)
  • handful of spinach
  • half of a zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup brussel sprouts, halved
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup pistachio
  • hemp seeds, for topping
Instructions
Pizza Dough
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve honey and active dry yeast into lukewarm water. Set aside for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Using a large stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine flours (all-purpose and whole wheat), until just incorporated. Slowly add yeast mixture, and stir slowly until a dough forms and begins to pull away from the edges.
  3. Transfer dough into a large bowl lightly greased with olive oil. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let sit in a warm environment for at least 1 hour*
Toppings
  1. While the dough is rising, prepare your toppings. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and roast brussel sprouts and zucchini until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. Set aside for later.
Grill time!
  1. Once dough is doubled in size, turn out onto a lightly floured surface (I use all-purpose flour here). Using your fingers, press into a round (or any shape you'd like).
  2. Preheat grill to 500º. If you are using Smokin' O's, now is the time to place one at the center of the grill (or the hottest point). Cover, and wait for about 10 minutes until it begins to smoke. Then, move to a cooler spot (more instructions on firing up your Smokin' O can be found on their website here).
  3. Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil onto the surface of the pizza dough. Carefully transfer onto the grill, oil side down. Grill for 3-4 minutes uncovered, or 2-3 minutes covered. During this process, use tongs and lift the dough to check the bottom. It should be golden brown, with grill marks.
  4. Using your tongs, gently flip the pizza, so the grilled side is facing up. Spread on pizza sauce, sprinkle over cheese, and layer over the rest of the ingredients (spinach, oven roasted veggies, etc.). Grill for an additional 2-3 minutes, uncovered, and transfer to a plate. Sprinkle over hemp seeds, and enjoy!
Notes
* I like to preheat my oven to the lowest setting (175º F). Then, once it's preheated, turn it off and let your pizza rise there. Make sure the oven isn't too hot, and you don't accidentally bake your dough!

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26 Comments

  • Reply Jill BARTH June 28, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Looks fantastic! I’m planning a grilled pizza and wine pairing for later this summer… This is a fun idea. Thank you!

  • Reply Kate | The Organized Dream June 28, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Anything pizza is great to me! This is definitely one to try!

  • Reply Lynn Woods June 28, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I grill my pizzas all the time. It’s amazing how much flavor they have!

  • Reply Tasia B June 28, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Oh man this looks so yummy! I’ve never tried grilling a pizza but I bet it’s delicious. I’m definitely adding this to the meal plan rotation!

  • Reply Emily Morton June 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    We have been wondering about grilled pizza. I think we are going to have to try it now!
    -Emily @ http://www.livingfitwithemily.com

  • Reply Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} June 28, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    This pizza looks reaaally delicious and makes my mouth water!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Samantha June 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Oh wow! That looks so fresh and summery! Hubs and I have been wanting to try a grilled pizza, so we might just give this recipe a go! Thanks!

  • Reply Petra June 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    That pizza looks so delicious! I need to try it this weekend!

  • Reply Krysten June 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I am all about pizza, especially pizza that can be considered healthy. This pizza pretty much fits all criteria. :P

  • Reply Colleen June 28, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    This looks like the perfect addition to #CookoutWeek…bring on the greens!

  • Reply Rachel Ritlop June 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, this pizza looks absolutely delicious!

  • Reply Wendy Klik June 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    We grill pizzas all summer long and I LOVE the toppings you chose for this beauty.

  • Reply Carly June 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious! I’ve never had a grilled pizza before!

  • Reply Ali June 28, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    We recently moved and haven’t gotten a grill yet – I think you just inspired me! This looks so yummy!

  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate June 28, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Wow – this pizza looks ahhhh-mazing! I love grilling pizza, so look forward to this recipe. And I just told my hubs about those rings! Awesome!

    • Reply Ashley June 29, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Yes! Smokin’ Os are amazing :)

  • Reply Kristen Kavan June 29, 2017 at 11:35 am

    oh m y goodness, yum! I love grilled pizza! I never put brussel sprouts on a pizza before, but now I have to try!

  • Reply Alyx June 29, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Making dough has always scared me. But something about this recipe makes me want to try this weekend!

  • Reply April June 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds amazing! I’ve wanted to try my hand at grilled pizza for quite awhile, and this recipe is just the nudge I need to finally try it!

  • Reply Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen June 30, 2017 at 7:28 am

    We grill year round and this looks like a great pizza to add to our grilling menus. I’m going to have to look for those smoke rings – love these!

  • Reply Hannah Palamara June 30, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Oh my gosh, yum! This would be such a hit with my family. I’m excited to try it.

  • Reply Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Oh I love grilled pizza but definitely have been missing the smoke flavor now that I havea gas grill. Need to try this with the smokin o!

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