When you order pizza out you are taking a risk of getting some serious toxic ingredients along with it. Most of the meats are full of preservatives and nitrates!
Once you try making this Healthy Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Pizza at home you will understand how good and truly healthy, pizza can be.
Healthy Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Pizza
Grilling pizza takes a bit of practice because it has to be at a moderate temperature to allow the topping to warm, and the cheese to melt before the crust burns. Grilling the pizza gives it the flavor and taste of a stone pizza oven. Grilling homemade pizza tastes more like fine pizza than baking it.
Once you get the timing down, it's easy! Roll your crust thin, brush olive oil on the side of the pizza going on the grill, get the first side of the pizza a perfect brown, oil the top side of the pizza and then turn the pizza over with a pair of tongs and get your toppings on fast!! Shut the grill cover and check every 5 minutes.
You want your pizza crust nice and brown with a little bit charing around the ends. If you get the crust perfectly grilled, it will be an amazing pizza. If you undercook your crust, it can be mushy and soggy. Another tip is to lightly sauce your pizza. Too much sauce makes the pizza mushy as well.
You also want to clean your grill grates really well with wet paper towels before you start. The black from the grates will make your pizza black. So before you heat the grill, clean your grates, and when the grill is hot, clean them again. You are brushing your crust with oil, so there's no need to oil the grill grates after they are nice and clean.
In your KitchenAid mixing bowl add your hot water, beer and yeast. Make sure the temperature of the liquid is warm, not too cold or hot. Let set for 5 minutes. The yeast should bubble a bit if they yeast is good and active.
Add the rest of your ingredients and mix with your dough hook for 7 minutes. If your dough is too dry, add a bit more water, if it's too wet, add a bit of flour. It needs to come together and be soft and moist, but not dry or super sticky.
Take the bowl off the mixer and take out the dough. Add some olive oil to the mixing bowl and add your dough back in. With your dough spread the oil around your bowl as well as coating the dough to keep it moist. Cover with a towel and let rise for one hour.
Once the dough has risen. Break off into 6 even pieces of dough and roll a piece of dough out think. Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper between each dough piece to keep them from sticking. Once all rolled out cover with a cloth to keep from drying out.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Place the sauce in a pan and simmer for 20 minutes on low, for flavors to come together.
Ingredients ideas for toppings
California Sun-Dry tomato pieces
Olive for brushing both sides of each pizza
Take all of your ingredients out to the grill. Cook one pizza at a time. Have each person make their own creation and have fun with pizza night!
Brush each side of the pizza with olive oil, lightly sauce each pizza, and remember to be really fast when putting on your toppings. Have your grill right at 350 degrees and get your crust nice and brown!