Pizza with grilled vegetables & burrata on the barbecue

Pizza with grilled vegetables & burrata on the barbecue

Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon


Pizza with grilled vegetables & burrata on the barbecue

Pizza with grilled vegetables & burrata on the barbecue



☐ 2 tbsp olive oil 

☐ 1 tsp lemon zest

☐ 1 red onion, sliced

☐ 4 small zucchini, sliced lengthwise, about 1/4-inch thick

☐ 2 bunches cherry tomatoes on vine

☐ Salt and pepper

☐ 1 lb (500 g) pizza dough

☐ 1 cup basil pesto

☐ 1 (250 g) ball burrata or fresh mozzarella

☐ 2 cups arugula

☐ 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

☐ Hot pepper flakes (optional)

☐ Fresh herbs (optional)


🍕In a small bowl, combine the oil and lemon zest. Place the onion and zucchini on a plate and brush with oil mixture; put tomatoes in a bowl and toss gently with remaining oil mixture. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.

🍕 Set the barbecue grill to medium-high heat (about 450°F). Place onions and zucchini on oiled grill. Place a perforated griddle or cast-iron skillet on grill, beside onions and zucchini, and place tomatoes on it.

🍕 Close cover and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and marked, turning the onion and zucchini halfway through cooking. Remove the vegetables from the grill.  Coarsely chop the onions. (Make-ahead: grilled vegetables can be stored overnight in the refrigerator.) Separate the pizza dough into two portions.

🍕On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a circle 8 to 10 inches in diameter. Place the dough circles on the oiled grill of the barbecue and close the lid. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the crusts have swollen and are starting to firm up. Using a spatula, transfer each pizza crust to a plate. Brush grilled side of crusts with pesto.

🍕 Top each with reserved grilled vegetables. Return the pizzas to the grill, close the lid and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until crusts are golden and crispy (if necessary, rotate the pizzas to prevent crust from burning).

🍕When ready to serve, tear burrata into pieces and scatter on the pizzas. Garnish with arugula and pine nuts. Sprinkle with hot pepper flakes and herbs, if desired. Serves 4.


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Pizza with grilled vegetables & burrata on the barbecue