Grilled Pizza Margherita with Balsamic Reduction Drizzle


Grilled Pizza Margherita

I have some awesome news. If you get the Community Table in your Sunday newspaper one of my recipes should be in it either this week or next. I just got word that the pictures and layout are done and ready to print! It is a simple Pierogi and Chicken Sausage casserole (click for link to recipe) that was on my blog awhile ago. I am so excited! We don’t get it here but they will send me the link as soon as it is up!

But,  keeping with the hot weather theme and keeping the house cool we are grilling pizza for dinner.  Grilling and slow cookers are the best way to deal with the 90+ degree heat. It keeps the heat out of the house and this pizza uses some of our wonderful CSA share items such as garlic, tomatoes and basil.

Grilled Pizza Margherita - slice

Verdict:

This was delicious. One corner of the crust got a bit overcooked but we learned to make sure that all the burners on the grill were turned down. One helpful hint for us was to bake the crust for 5 minutes at 350 degrees on a pizza stone to set the crust. No matter how much oil we use the pizza dough would fall a bit or get misshapen turning it over. So just cooking it for just a tiny bit before hand greatly helped us. It made it so much easier to work with on the grill. We all can’t wait to make this again and play with the toppings. I see something with peaches….

I served this with a fresh green salad to complete the meal.

Grilled Pizza Margherita with Balsamic Reduction

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 15 minutes prep; 10 minutes to grill
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Ingredients:

  • 1 1lb. ball of pizza dough for a large pizza
  • 8 oz. ball of fresh mozzarella
  • 1 head of garlic roasted
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • fresh basil, cut chiffonade

Directions:

  1. If your garlic is freshly roasted mash it into a paste in a small bowl removing each clove from its sleeve. Set garlic aside.
  2. Add one cup of balsamic vinegar to a small non-stick sauce pan. Bring the vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it is boiling reduce heat to medium-low to bring it to a simmer.  Stir occasionally. Allow vinegar to reduce to a syrup consistency. It will be 1/2 a cup or less.
  3. Shape pizza dough to fit on your stone and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes or until it sets.
  4. Remove crust from oven. Grease your grill really well with oil before putting the crust on the grill.
  5. Once bottom of crust has browned slightly turn the crust over and load on the toppings. Spread the garlic on the crust, drizzle with a bit of good olive oil, place tomatoes on top, then add mozzarella. Close lid and “bake.”
  6. When pizza crust is browned and cheese has melted remove from heat.
  7. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and sprinkle with fresh basil before serving.

 

 

23 Comments Add yours

  1. That is so exciting! Congratulations!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Please post a pic of it in print 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I definitely will!

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Congrats- be sure to post it for us! x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! I will!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jasmine S. says:

    Yay! Congrats on being published!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! It was yummy!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Woo hoo, congrats for sure! We don’t get the paper so I have no idea if that is included in it. But please post a linky or a photo of the article, yay! xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I definitely will!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. A Kinder Way says:

    Congratulations!! That is awesome.
    Now on to this mouthwatering picture. It looks divine and I think I’ll be planning for pizza on the grill asap!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It was soooo good! My kids loved the balsamic reduction and were licking the plate.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. A Kinder Way says:

        LOL! That’s always a great sign! 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Congratulations Marci! Awesome

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Lynn!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. elliebleu says:

    I was searching for a good pizza recipe today. Just found it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. chefkreso says:

    Looks absolutely delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s