It was close to 100 degrees the other day. Heating up the kitchen with a 400 degree oven is the last thing we wanted to do,so firing up the barbie is the way to go. Grilling pizza dough is quick and gives it a crispy charred flavor that is as close as you’re going to get to a pizza oven.
Grilled Pizza with Mushrooms, Red Onion, Sun-dried tomato, Arugula and Baba Ghanoush
Bunch of Arugula
Sun dried tomatoes
1 Small Red Onion
8-10 Crimini Mushrooms
2 Cloves of Garlic
1/4 Cup Baba Ghanoush (see David Lebowitz’s recipe here)
Make the baba ghanoush. Slice up mushrooms and red onions, cook the onions until soft and the mushrooms until liquids released. Chop up sun dried tomatoes and add them in with the mushrooms and onions. Roll out the dough and brush with olive oil. Throw on the grill for a couple minutes until one side is browned, remove, and brush the other side with olive oil and sprinkle minced garlic over top. Season well and add with some dried herbs- oregano and basil work nicely. Throw on the mushrooms, onions, and sun dried tomato, and top with torn up mozzarella cheese. Stick on the grill for another couple of minutes, close the grill lid so the cheese melts but keep an eye on it to prevent burning.
Once cooked, remove from grill and top with arugula and baba ghanoush.