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Grilled Summer Pizza with Goat Cheese

Grill up a pizza using store-bought dough, fresh seasonal toppings and lemony arugula as a garnish.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe by Paula Bowman

Servings
4
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
6 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp olive oil, plus more for oiling pans
  • 5 ounces plain soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mixed herbs, such as chives, basil, parsley or oregano
  • 12 ounces thin asparagus spears, thick ends removed
  • all-purpose flour for dusting dough
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough ball, thawed if frozen
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups baby arugula, long stems trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill to medium. Turn two rimmed baking sheets upside-down and lightly oil the bottoms, set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, toss goat cheese with chopped herbs, season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  3. Toss asparagus in 2 tsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill asparagus, turning once, until tender and lightly charred, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 2-inch lengths. Set aside.

  4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll pizza dough into 2 ovals, each about 12-inches long and 1/8-inch thick. Brush both sides of the dough with 2 tbsp olive oil and place on prepared rimmed baking sheets for transport.

  5. Remove dough from baking sheets, place on grill and cook until bottom is crisp and slightly charred, about 2-3 minutes. Remove crust using tongs or a large spatula and return to rimmed baking sheet, cooked side up.

  6. Scatter goat cheese mixture, tomatoes and reserved asparagus on cooked side of pizza crust.

  7. Return to grill and cook until bottom of crust is cooked through and cheese is soft, about 4 minutes. Using baking sheets, transfer pizzas to cutting board.

  8. Toss arugula in lemon juice and remaining 1tbsp olive oil, season with salt and pepper and place on top of pizza. Cut pizza into wedges and serve.

Grilled Summer Pizza with Goat Cheese
Photography by Carlo Mendoza
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