This recipe was originally created for the Arkansas Farm Bureau.
When it comes to summertime food one thing screams “SUMMER’S HERE!” more than anything in our family – and that’s grilled food. Grilled everything, to be exact. Burgers, potatoes, chicken, pineapple, peaches, and one time we even made a great dump cake in a Dutch oven on there. There’s not a whole that a grill can’t do, and I’m here to add one more item to our grill’s resume: pizza oven.
Before we jump into the recipe let’s chat pizza crust for a minute. I have one that I like to make from time to time, but for me nothing beats having an already-made ball of dough ready to go. I can pick mine up at Whole Foods or Fresh Market, but you can also buy them from your local pizzeria as well. Want to make your own? Go for it! The key is that it needs to be dough and not a par-baked crust.
Another thing of note here is that you will need a good bit of olive oil to rub on the dough so that it doesn’t stick to the grate of your grill. Not cups and cups, but probably 2 tablespoons per side. Nothing bums people out more than a fabulous pizza that you can’t scrape off the grill!
Finally you’ll want to make sure you have your toppings all ready to go because the way we’re going to do this is cook one side of the pizza dough, flip it over, quickly adorn it with our yummy cheese and peppers, and then let it cook just a little longer (think 30-60 seconds) to melt everything and cook the dough through. We need to move fast, so a little prep work beforehand will go a long way.
Now let’s get to cooking, shall we? Grab those fresh peppers from your local market or your own garden and get ready to devour some delicious pizza.