Margherita Grilled Pizza

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If you know me well you know that I love food. Pizza happens to be among my favorites, especially summer pizza. Yes, summer is the time that the pizza is grilled, the toppings are fresh, and things simply just taste better. It must have something to do with the state of euphoria that only summer can bring. Today I want to share my recipe for one of our very favorite pizzas, ever!

The perfect summer pizza. Try this grilled margherita pizza today!

The first time I made this pizza was on a whim. I was overflowing with fresh from the garden tomatoes and I was desperate to find some way to use them. Since that day it has easily became my families favorite. Partly because it looks pretty and partly because the flavors are unlike anything else. Especially once I started using a quality European Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I never realized this would make a difference but it would, a big one.

European EVOO is held to high standards for freshness, fruitiness, and acidity. I honestly never thought I liked olive oil very much… turns out I just wasn’t purchasing the right one. The next time you go shopping for olive oil purchase one with the European Union PDO certification and see if you can taste the difference. For this particular pizza I chose to use Zucchi, a 200-year-old company that spans 7 generations and is committed to creating the highest quality oils. They are doing an amazing job.

I mentioned that I grill this pizza and that may have left some of you saying “Whoa, I cant do that.” I promise you, it is so easy. It may require a few trips in and out of the house but the taste is hard to beat. I will also mention that I have only made this pizza on a gas grill. I am not so sure how or even if it would work with charcoal.

The pizza crust recipe I use when grilling is a very thin, crisp crust. Those of you who are trying to keep things on the healthier side will be glad to know that this pizza won’t ruin a weeks worth of work. You’re welcome!

Margherita Grilled Pizza
Serves 16
The perfect Summer pizza
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104 calories
13 g
3 g
4 g
3 g
1 g
49 g
133 g
0 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 3mg
Sodium 133mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 Cups Flour
  2. 3/4 C Water
  3. 1/2 T Yeast
  4. 1/2 T Salt
Pizza Toppings
  1. 1/4 C European Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. 1 T Minced Garlic
  3. 1.5 Cups Fresh Grated Mozarella
  4. 1/2 Cup Fresh Grated Parmesan
  5. 2 Roma Tomatoes
  6. Basil leaves
  7. Garlic Salt
  1. 1.Combine the crust ingredients together and knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should be soft and pliable. If not, sprinkle in a bit more water to get it to this point. I prefer to use my stand mixer and let it do the hard work for me. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. 2.Mix the minced garlic with the European EVOO and allow the two to marinate.
  3. 3.After 30-60 minutes, prepare the grill. I use a gas grill and light all burners, turn them to their lowest heat setting, and close the lid of my grill.
  4. 4.Cut the dough into two equal pieces and roll them out. Your pizzas should be about 12-14". I use Masa flour on one side to help keep the dough from sticking to the grill, but this isn't required. Carefully place the crust on the grill and close lid. The dough will cook in about 3 minutes and usually inflates itself during this time. Be very careful when you remove the cooked crust.
  5. 5.Brush the olive oil and garlic onto the crust, sprinkle on the cheeses, top with the veggies, and sprinkle with a little garlic salt.
  6. 6.Return the pizza to the grill, cooking once again with the lid closed, for about 5 minutes. Rotate the pizza as needed. When the toppings are warm and melted carefully remove the pizza, slice, and serve!
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See, so easy right?!

The next time you find yourself with too many tomatoes, wanting something fresh and simple for dinner, or looking for a “fancy” side dish to go with your meal, remember this post.

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30 thoughts on “Margherita Grilled Pizza

  1. Yum! That looks delish! We love making pizza and grilling it is a big bonus. Drew and I are really into BBQ Chicken Pizza.

  2. This is a fan favorite around here! I LOVE grilled margherita pizza, it is my favorite. This post will be on my mind all day…or quite possibly until the next time I grill a pizza πŸ™‚

  3. This looks SO good. The thought of making my own crust from scratch AND only grilling for the second time for the same meal scares me though… we’re sure to ruin this one! Haha. But seriously, I do want to try this… I’m sure B will be on board!

    Also, thank you for your disclaimer. I had read recently that the FTC was cracking down on Instagram ads and they way that you have to display the disclaimer, but I didn’t realize that they were doing that for blog posts as well… I guess I need to move my affiliate link disclaimer to the tops of my posts now??

    1. It is so good. It seems intimidation but it isn’t too bad. Some people use the pre made crust (homemade is way better) and it works too. I just really recommend the masa flour to keep the crust from sticking to everything including itself.

      I ALWAYS disclose at the top of my blog posts, Always, always, always. From my understanding they should be in the upper part. But the very top just seems safest to me.

  4. Yum!! This looks so good. It’s been a long time since we’ve grilled pizza, but summer seems like the perfect time to do it. Speaking of your garden… did you plant one this year? I know you’re moving at the end of summer, but couldn’t remember if you started a little garden to enjoy for the next few months. I meant to plant herbs, but we did lots of landscaping instead. You can’t do it all, right!?!?

    1. Summer is the perfect time. No need to crank up the oven and heat up the whole house! Does that really even happen anymore?!

      I didn’t :(. I miss my melons and cantaloupe the most. But we are planning to start packing up come August and life is just to hectic. I knew I wouldn’t have time to clean it up before moving and didn’t want to just leave it. Whomp, whomp.

  5. I love margherita pizza. It’s my go to for dinner and lunch when I get to pick what we are having for a “treat” meal. Pizza is always my go to!

  6. Oh my gosh I want this!!! Margherita pizza is my fave and I have never thought to grill it!! Totally trying this!

    1. I dunno…. charcoal is not my thing. I do think that the grills would have to be white hot and not CRAZY hot….. that may work. But it is uncharted waters for this girl.

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