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 White Pizza on the Grill

 
Pizza dough (I bought pre-made)
Olive oil, about 3-4 tablespoons
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1½ cups fresh spinach
½ cup fresh whole basil leaves
 
Heat grill to a high heat and spray surface with olive oil. Roll out pizza dough to some kind of pizza shape (ours was a bit oblong!). Place pizza dough onto grill and cook for about 5 minutes, until bottom of the dough is hardened and browned. Peel pizza dough off grill (this is why the olive oil was necessary) and flip over, setting aside away from heat.
Layer on toppings. Spread olive oil and garlic over top of crust (the side that was cooked). Add mozzarella cheese, basil and spinach and tomatoes. Sprinkle Parmesan atop the pizza. Place back on grill (and maybe spray more oil) so underside can cook, about 5 minutes (but watch carefully). Once both sides are cooked thoroughly and toppings are melted, pizza is ready to eat.




Fresh basil
Perishables

07/10/14
By Allison Willson Dudas



 There’s nothing better than the smell of fresh basil. I planted some basil in the herb section of my garden, and it is just wonderful. Its fragrant green leaves are thriving in the warm weather we’ve been having, and I’m trying to put it in everything I eat.  

Basil, unlike many herbs, is not a perennial. At least in climates like ours where temperatures drop below freezing, basil will not return year after year. Even though my basil will only be around for a few months, there are ways to get the most out of it. Pinching the leaves away from the stems will ensure more return. In addition to picking leaves carefully, be sure to pinch away any flowers that pop up from the plant since, when they appear and flourish, that will mean an end to the fragrant leaves.
I used some fresh basil this week to make a fabulous white pizza on the grill. Without a red sauce, the taste of the basil comes to the forefront. In addition to its great taste, pizza on the grill ensures your kitchen won’t heat up — perfect for hot days. Feel free to layer on more vegetables; I added spinach that I also grew in my garden. 
— Allison Willson Dudas 





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