Tomatoes are on sale everywhere right now. And I’m cooking up a bunch of delicious meals that are bursting with tomato goodness. Today I’m going to share a real simple recipe that is part salad, part pizza and completely scrumptious. Grilled BLT pizza.
Making pizza on the grill is a snap. Just roll out your favorite dough and toss it on a medium-high heat grill. No pans necessary.
Usually I only grill one side for pizza, but this time I flipped it over to grill both. If it gets a little charred, that’s ok. It gives it a real New York style flavor.
After I flipped it over, I covered the top with some mozzarella cheese. Swiss would work well too. Your choice.
Ahead of time I chopped up eight medium sized tomatoes. I also chopped up some basil from my garden. It’s not necessary to add the basil, but I think it brightens up the dish a bit.
Of course no BLT would be complete without bacon. Eight slices did the trick. A few grinds of black pepper and a smidge of salt, and that’s it. I gave it a quick toss and set it aside while I chopped up half a head of romaine lettuce.
Assembly is a snap. Cover the crust with the lettuce, top with the tomato mixture, and serve. The perfect summertime meal with few dishes and no indoor cooking other than the bacon which can be done ahead of time.
Us east coasters can appreciate that right about now with this sweltering heat. Oy.
The beautiful thing about this recipe is that much of it can be done ahead of time. You can grill the pizza crust and toss it in the fridge or freezer and then reheat when ready to eat.
The only thing I would caution you on is that the bacon can be cooked ahead of time, but don’t add it to the tomatoes until you are ready to serve it.
How about you? Do you have any wonderful tomato recipes to share? Have you tried grilling pizza before?