Grilled Veggie Pizza for summerCombining fire-roasted vegetables with lightly toasted focaccia bread turns a crowd-pleasing dish into a Mediterranean-style classic.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Total cooking time: 2 hours


Ingredients of Grilled Veggie Pizza for summer:

  • 1 large white onion, halved
  • 1.5 lb. of vine-ripened tomatoes, halved
  • 1 head of garlic, top removed
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil, divided in two portions
  • 6 ounces of soft goat cheese
  • Dried herbs: any combination of rosemary, oregano, thyme
  • 9 x 12 inch sheet of pre-made focaccia bread often sold in supermarkets.

Directions for Grilled Veggie Pizza for summer:

  1. Light grill.
  2. In a roasting pan, combine the halved onions, tomatoes and garlic. Spoon olive oil over assembled vegetables. Season with herbs and coarse salt. Cover and cook over a low heat for 1.5 hours. Reduce until vegetables are caramelized. Remove from grill.
  3. Slice the vegetables into coarse chunks. Scoop the garlic from the head. Set aside.
  4. Give focaccio a light brushing of olive oil on the bottom crust.
  5. Top with goat cheese and grilled vegetables. Cover grill and toast lightly over dying embers. Serve warm.


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