A recipe from the Whole Foods blog caught my eye a while back and this week I got a chance to make it. I like anything grilled and anything pizza so this simple and healthy recipe was a treat.
(pictured before adding the feta)
Grilled Vegetable Pizza
adapted from the Whole Foods blog
2 cups small broccoli florets
2 cups thinly sliced zucchini
8 thin slices red onion
1/4 cup vinaigrette dressing
2 medium heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 (8- to 9-inch) frozen cornmeal or other pizza crusts, thawed
Pepper to taste
1/2 pound crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons mixed chopped herbs (such as basil, rosemary and oregano)
Heat a grill. In a grilling basket, grill the broccoli, zucchini, and onions, brushing with vinaigrette dressing and turning often, until just tender.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425°F. Arrange tomatoes on the pizza crusts, then arrange grilled veggies on top of the tomatoes. Season with pepper. Mix the feta cheese with the fresh herbs and sprinkle mixture over the vegetables. Bake until cheese is browned and vegetables are crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, cut into slices and serve.
The pizza tasted absolutely delicious. Nathan and our guest raved about it all night. The fresh herbs I used were rosemary, thyme, and oregano and they really gave the pizza a fresh, herby taste. You can find packs of mixed herbs at the market, which is cheaper than having to buy several herb bunches individually. We have a Le Creuset grill pan that I am completely in love with and that is what I used to grill the veggies. I didn’t use a grill basket because I didn’t have one. Who knew grilled broccoli was so delicious? I added some swiss chard that I had leftover and sauteed it while the veggies were grilling. I cut my onions in 1/2 inch slices, much like an onion ring, and it’s easy to grill the whole cross section at once. This recipe is packed with flavor and nutrients and will be a hit to anyone you serve it to. It’s a bit difficult to eat, but that didn’t stop me or my guests from finishing it off! I served the pizza with a salad on the side.