I have been wanting to write this post for months! Life just has a way of getting in the way. I guess that means I’ve been happy and busy. But food is my life. I think about it most of the day. I think about new recipes, recipes I want to try out, things to make for my family, dishes I want to make for myself. How I can eat what I want and not weigh 400 pounds. I just love food! It makes life just wonderful! Summer is a splendid time for food isn’t it? The wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables, they are so vibrant and full of taste. And of course there is a never ending stream of picnics, potlucks, pool parties and family reunions to attend. Don’t you just LOVE a potluck? So many dishes from many different people, all making their favorite potluck dish – oh the bliss! I just view every picnic or food event as a chance to try another dish :). I hope your summer is turning out as delicious as mine! One of our most FAVORITE things to make is pizza on the grill. We try to do it throughout the year as much as possible. This is our favorite way to eat pizza, bar none. It is amazing. I hate that it’s taken me this long to post about this wonderful dish! I hope you will try this this summer, it’s the best way to spend an evening with your family. We enjoy it so much! This pizza tastes like it was cooked in a pizza oven!
The other hidden gem is the 2-ingredient pizza dough! I started making this last summer and was wondering where it’s been all my life. (I’m sorry I didn’t take a picture!) It’s basically equal parts Greek yogurt and self rising flour. For our family a “double” batch is about right – 2 cups self-rising flour and 2 cups yogurt. You can make it in whatever quantity that you need. Just like any recipe, it might take a time or two to get the hang of it. I’ve learned some tricks and it’s gotten easier and easier to make and transfer to the grill. I make sure my dough is good and floured as I roll it out so that it comes off my cutting board (what I flatten it on) pretty easily. You will also figure out how thick or thin to make the dough based on your preference.
Start by making your dough, I’ve even made it ahead of time and kept it in the refrigerator until I needed it. Then I flatten it out with my hands, pressing until it’s the size I want. I flour it well and get it as loose as I can on the board it is on.
To make the pizza, preheat your grill to 400-500 degrees. You want it good and hot. We rub some oil on our grill first, I’ve heard some people don’t, but I’ve never tried that. We have a grill pan that has holes in it and works great. I’ve read that people often do it directly on the grill – I’m guessing the dough couldn’t be too thin or it would slip between the grill bars. You will get better each time you place the dough on the grill :). Close the grill lid and let it bake for several minutes, check it to make sure it doesn’t burn! Carefully flip it over, we use tongs. Here is a picture after the dough has been flipped. Look at the wonderful crust!!
Then quickly add sauce and toppings. This pizza we made with pesto, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and fresh tomatoes. Mr. Chaos is doing a great job of spreading pesto :).
Close the lid again and let the pizza grill away. Don’t let it burn! Take it off when the cheese is melted and the crust is brown underneath. We slide a stainless steel cookie sheet (no sides) under the pizza to remove it. Let it sit a minute or two and dive in! You will never want pizza any other way!
Once you get the hang of this process it’s not hard at all. We often do it for guests and they love it!
I hope you can try this before the summer is over!
2 cups self rising flour
2 cups Greek yogurt
Stir ingredients together in a bowl. Press dough onto cutting board or something similar, adding flour as you go to prevent the dough from sticking. Use for pizza, stromboli or anything you can think of! Also delicious plain dipped in various sauces.
Pizza on the Grill
Preheat grill to between 400-500 degrees. Grease the grill and carefully place the dough onto the grill. Close lid and allow to cook until brown on the underside. Carefully flip the dough and add the sauce and toppings. Close the lid again and finish grilling until the crust is brown and cheese is melted. Remove by pulling pizza with tongs onto large tray or baking sheet, or can also slide a baking sheet underneath. Enjoy!!