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Grilled Veggie Pizza Recipe

Grilled Veggie Pizza Recipe

Excess summer bounty is perfect for this delightfully simple pizza. Grilling the veggies first brings out their sizzling flavors. “Also try it with a sprinkling of olives or pine nuts before adding the cheese.” —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 small fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch thin whole wheat pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, onion, vinegar, water, 3 teaspoons oil and seasonings. Transfer to a grill wok or basket. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
  • 2. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Brush crust with remaining oil; spread with pizza sauce. Top with grilled vegetables, tomatoes and cheese. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cheese is melted. Rotate pizza halfway through cooking to ensure evenly browned crust. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 274 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 634 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.