Friday, August 20, 2010

Atza Pizza

As most of you know I love to cook. Especially when I get to do it for a panel of food critics I know will judge fairly.

They seem pretty pleased. You ask.....What are they eating? I say.....Atza Pizza!
I was inspired by this veggie pizza when my best friend and I had lunch at a Mexican grill. We ordered the roasted veggie pizza, and it was just Ok. I knew I could do better, so I tested my own, and it was more than Ok. Here's the recipe!

Grilled veggie Pizza

1 ball of wheat dough bought fresh( I got mine at LifeSource natural foods & its the best Iv'e had)
1 cup zucchini/yellow squash mixed
1 cup sliced onion
1 cup crimini mushrooms sliced
1 cup sliced yellow or red pepper
2 cups or 9 oz Fontina cheese(this is a great melting and very creamy cheese)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup of your favorite cherry tomatoes halved
For the sauce:
2 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato puree
1 cup onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 Tb fresh oregano chopped
handful of fresh parsley chopped
handful of fresh basil chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste

Prepare your veggies.
Put them in a zip lock bag and drizzle with olive oil, dried oregano, and salt & pepper.

Shred cheese

Make sauce: Soften garlic and onion in large pan in a little olive oil, salt & pepper.

Add fresh, oregano, parsley, crushed red pepper, petite tomatoes, tomato puree, and salt & pepper to taste

Bring to a slight boil, reduce heat, and let simmer about 20 min until thick. Add fresh basil.

While that's simmering, get grill going at a med/low heat, and add your veggies.

While those cook cut dough in half and roll out on a floured surface.

Place one of the rolled out pizza's drizzled with olive oil on grill. Note: make sure you watch the heat level so you don't burn the pizza.
When bubbly flip over and put your topping on starting with the sauce, then add cheese and veggies.

Top with the halved tomatoes. Remove from grill, slice, and serve. This was so fantastic that I had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner the next day.

Hope you enjoy.


  1. very good blog, congratulations
    regard from Reus Catalonia
    thank you

  2. LOOKs Amazing!!! Can't wait to try it:)

  3. It was so yummy. Much better than the one at mexican grill.

  4. this looks beautiful! i really need to try the grilled pizza thing, it sounds amazing!

  5. We LOVE grilling pizza. Excited to try this with our garden veggies :). Thanks for sharing !

  6. Grilled pizza is the best, isn't it? Definitely a fave in our house! It's just such a fun twist from the usual baked pizza.