Fire Day Friday: Greek-Style Grilled Pizza

I’ve been grilling a lot of pizza’s over the past few months.  It’s so simple and so perfect for week night dinners.  Ok, so I cheat and either used ready made crusts or naan flatbreads, but still… I never claimed to be pizza chef 🙂  And I promise not be offended if you want to make your pizza crust – heck, I’ll ask if you do, to send some my way too!!
This is a simple pizza with big flavors.  The Mediterranean twist brings something different to the table.  I believe this will become a true family favorites.
Greek-Style Grilled Pizza
2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
12″ Boboli Pizza Crust (you can use homemade dough too, I just didn’t want to mess with it)
1/2 cup pizza sauce – homemade or store bought
1/4 cup peperoncini, chopped
2-4 Tablespoons sliced or chopped black olives (I used black olives because it was what I had on hand, but use Kalamata if you have them)
crumbled Feta cheese (I used about 1/3 – 1/2 cup)
shredded organic mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dill, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well combined.  Pour mixture over chicken, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour (preferably 2-4).  Grill chicken at 375 degrees F for 6-10 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through.  Allow to cool and cut or shred into bite size pieces.

When ready to make the pizza:  Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees F.  Place the Boboli crust directly over the fire and allow to grill for about 5 minutes, or until that side is golden brown.  Remove from grill.  Spread the pizza sauce over the grilled side of the crust.  Top with chicken, peperoncinis, olives, feta, tomatoes, and mozzarella.  Place pizza back on the grill and allow to cook for another 4-5 minutes.  Once the bottom is golden brown, move to indirect heat and continue grilling until the cheese has melted.  Carefully remove from grill, slice, and enjoy!

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While I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight, the thought of grilled pizza came to mind.  I knew right away that just one pizza would not feed all of us nor would it satisfy what we all like on our pizzas so I decided to make 3:
Grilled Veggie Pizza (for me)
Pepperoni Pizza (for Scott)
Three-Cheese Pizza (for the kids)
Even though these are pictures of my particular pizzas, you could switch them up and make every type of pizza in the world. 
Grilled Pizzas
Pizza dough kit
1/2 cup hot water
Toppings of your choice
Directions:  Preheat to low and CLEAN grill.  Mix pizza dough according to the directions.  Roll out or shape into a good-sized pizza.  Put dough on grill for 6-8 minutes or until you get good grill marks.  Turn pizza over, add toppings, and grill for another 6-8 minutes.  Cut and serve.
Here’s what you’ll need for Grilled Veggie Pizza (or other veggies)
Pepperoni Pizza
Three-Cheese Pizza

For the Veggie Pizza I did not use any pizza/marinara sauce but brushed olive oil and garlic on the dough.

Use a garlic press to press out 2 garlic cloves into some olive oil.  If you do not have a garlic press, chop up the cloves and then smash them up a bit.
Make the dough according to the package directions.  This particular brand just called for 1/2 cup of hot water.
Cover with a lid for a couple of minutes to let it rise a bit.  Roll out and shape.

You can do this for all of the pizzas.  Brush on the olive oil and garlic.

Put your chosen veggies on the grill.

Put the pizzas on the grill.  If you are using olive oil/garlic, put the side you just brushed face-down.

When they have cooked for 6-8 minutes, turn them over and put your toppings on while the bottom side is grilling.  (Also, brush on the other side with olive oil/garlic.

Here’s what you’ll end up with:
Grilled Veggie Pizza

Three-Cheese Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Here is a closer look of the pizza crust that I used.  There are others available (even a gluten-free one).

Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!
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