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The Gardener & The Grill: Grilled Summer Squash Pizza

{Giveaway Now Closed – Congrats to Karen!}

Is it possible to fall in love with food? I feel like I’ve asked this question a few times before.

I fell in love with this pizza. Totally took me by surprise, though not sure why since it’s pretty straight forward why – grilled vegetables, pizza crust, cheese and lemon pepper. Does it get much better?

I can most definitely eat like this every day.

I think it’s safe to say we have entered into my favorite eating season of the year. Spring (and summer) brings the most fresh tasting, amazing veggies and I am finding myself craving all things veg lately. Jessica would not want to be eating at my house these days (although I would totally throw some bacon on this pizza just for her because I adore her so much). I think crumbled bacon would go nicely on this pizza actually.

Let’s get back to this Springalicous pizza. I don’t know about where you live, but here in Florida we are just about to start swimming in summer squash. This is about the time when we start to see plenty of it in the grocery store and farmer’s market and I’m loving it.

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This pizza recipe came from a cookbook that was recently sent to me to review, The Gardener & The Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig. I want and plan to eat my way through this cookbook. This book is FILLED with recipes showcasing all kinds of herbs and veggies and how to grill them up and turn them into amazing meals.

I have a few recipes bookmarked as you can see.

Here’s what’s caught my eye so far: Fresh Basil Vinaigrette, Garlic Chive Pesto, Grilled Gazpacho, Grilled Pepper Boat “Sandwiches” filled with Herbed Cream Cheese, French Garden Radishes with Grilled Onion Butter, and Grilled Cantaloupe Rings with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

I could go on.

Not only is this book filled with recipes, but it’s also filled with some great tips on gardening as well as page after page of “how-to’s” including how to grill your greens (let’s just add High-Heat Grilled Romaine Salad to the “try” list right now) to how to grill flatbreads and pizzas. And in case you are wondering, there is a whole chapter dedicated to meat, poultry and fish too.

This book is fun. If you love to grill, and to garden (or eat from a garden), then you will really enjoy this book.

And it’s pretty too.

I took a shortcut with this recipe and used whole wheat naan bread I picked up at the store. Use your flatbread or dough recipe of choice.

Print Recipe

Grilled Summer Squash Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pizza or flat bread dough
  • all purpose flour, for sprinkling
  • 4 baby summer squash, such as zucchini, yellow summer squash or patty pan
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano or Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Directions:

  1. Divide dough into four equal parts and press or roll each piece into an 8-inch circle. Sprinkle flour on two large baking sheets and place two round of dough on each sheet.
  2. Prepare a hot fire on one side of your grill for indirect cooking. Oil a perforated grill rack and place over direct heat.
  3. Slice squash into 1/4″ to 1/2″ planks. In a bowl, toss the squash with olive oil. Transfer the squash to the perforated grill rack and grill, turning often until slightly charred and softened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Quickly chop into 1 inch pieces and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper seasoning.
  4. To grill directly on the grill grate, brush one side of each pizza with olive oil and place, oil side down, on the direct heat side. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes, or until you see the dough start to bubble. Brush the top side with olive oil and flip each pizza, using tongs onto a baking sheet. Quickly brush with more olive oil, and then spoon on a 1/4 of the grilled squash and sprinkle with cheese. Using a grill spatula, place each pizza on the indirect side of the fire. Cover and grill for 4 to 5 minutes or until the cheese is slightly melted. Top with fresh basil and serve hot.

Note: If using already cooked flatbread, skip the oil and place directly on grate (over indirect heat) to warm up side that you will be putting squash topping on first. Flip over, put squash topping over other side and cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Recipe from The Garden & The Grill, with permission

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Giveaway:

{Giveaway Now Closed – Congrats to Karen!}

One lucky winner will receive their own copy of The Gardener & The Grill cookbook

Starts today, Friday, April 27 and ends Wednesday, May 2 at 12 noon (EST)

(Sorry, giveaway open to US readers only. Winner will be chosen randomly using Pick Giveaway Winner plugin application – winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be selected.)

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172 comments on “The Gardener & The Grill: Grilled Summer Squash Pizza”

  1. This sounds so yummy! I like to grill corn!

  2. I love grilled onions! I could eat them every day.

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  5. My favorite food to grill are vegetables, zucchini and asparagus mainly. As a family our favorite food to grill is pizza! We could liiiiiive on grilled pizza.

  6. Oh, I would just love this cookbook! I loooove to grill all sorts of veggies (and veggie burgers, of course)!

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  9. I love grilling all sorts of vegetables, but my favorite is probably eggplant or some kind of squash. I planted my garden a few weeks ago, so I will definitely make this once I have some yellow squash. Looks so good.

  10. Healthy Pizza! I’m in, looks great…
    Thank you 🙂

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  13. Fresh fennel transforms into something even more wonderful on the grill. That charred, smoky anise flavor… This is my first attempt at growing fennel, so let’s hope it works! Summer squash, however, is also a stellar choice, and this pizza is now added to our Friday rotation.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  15. A follower on Twitter as well.

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  17. Grilled pizza! Or eggplant. That pizza looks beautiful. The squash is cooked to perfection

  18. Great review, Aggie! I love grilled pizza! My favorite thing to grill is veggies!

  19. I had grilled romaine at a restaurant last year and it was so good, I tried it at home — and it was delish and easy!

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  22. …and pinterest as well!

  23. yogurt marinated chicken or pizzas!

  24. Love grilled pineapple!

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  27. I’m definitely going to try this recipe! I like to grill steaks.

  28. i love grilling veggies – the grill marks and flavor are HEAVEN – but a good juicy burger will always be my true grilling love 🙂

  29. I’m a sucker for a good grilled steak

  30. Your Springalicious pizza is very enticing and delicious. I love healthy foods and pizza. I could eat this everyday. =)

  31. chicken breast…bone in! it takes longer, I know…but super yummy once marinated!!

  32. Right now I am loving grilled asparagus.

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  39. Wow! Those pizzas look amazing! We won’t get squash here for a while, but when we do, I so want to try this recipe!

    I’m following you on Google Reader and Facebook!

  40. I love grilling pineapple and making fajitas or just serving hot with cold ice cream! 🙂

  41. that pizza looks so delicious that i think (i THINK) i’d even eat it without bacon. maybe? 🙂

    • Cara,
      I Dont’ you say in english, logo vou falar em portugues, acho a pizza um prato universal, sai dos parãmetro do que original,ou bom ou ruim, a pizza está na china na Acre ou onde vc imaginar, o importante é estar criando novas tendências, novos conceitos,novas fomas. Que tal una pizza quadrada, ou linear….
      tks
      Dragao

  42. Our very favorite thing to grill is pizza!

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  46. I like grilled pineapple

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  49. I love to grill all kinds of veggies.

  50. I like making little pizzas on naan too! And summer squash always makes me happy – this looks great!

  51. we have always been brat people or the foil packets with everything in them are always great!

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  56. My favorite food to grill is stuffed peppers.

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  61. I like to grill pineapple then top it with a honey drizzle and lime zest!

  62. I absolutely LOVE grilling zucchini. I drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper over it and grill as is. Very tasty.

  63. I want to move to Florida. We aren’t even planting yet. This looks awesome, and I could totally go for a slice! I’ve never grilled pizza before, but I’m guessing that I would pretty much love it!

  64. Our favorite food to grill is figs…wrapped in bacon!

  65. Grilled asparagus is a summertime favorite.

  66. I love love love grilled eggplant.

  67. I seriously love all grilled food. Just had grilled cheeseburgers and grilled chicken this weekend. I can’t just pick one favorite thing. Everything from meats to veggies to pizzas!

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  72. It is hard to beat fresh BBQ salmon with a good rub!

  73. Favorite to grill: jalepenos stuffed with cream cheese and Monterey jack, wrapped in bacon, yum!!!!! I follow Aggies Kitchen by email.

  74. STEAK!

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  76. i follow you on pinterest 🙂

  77. I love to cook steak and corn on the cob on the grill!!! YUMMY

  78. I’ve finally got my gas grill hooked up and ready to rock and roll – and I love shishkebabs on the grill – meat on one, veggies on the other so they don’t overcook.

  79. I have a grilled pizza problem and this looks like it’s going to add to that ; )

  80. Steak of course!

  81. This pizza looks great! Don’t enter me into the giveaway b/c I already have the book—isn’t it a gorgeous book?

  82. Oh, my. I want that book! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  83. I follow you on Twitter.

  84. I follow you on Pinterest!

  85. i liked aggie’s on facebook! would love to win 🙂

  86. Hot dogs and then onions for my favorite grilled veggie! Is the book available in stores? I will check Amazon.

  87. Love grilling hamburgers and am excited to try pizza!!!!

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  89. I have learned to love grilled veggies — especially peppers and onions — and am gardening now, looking forward to having fresh squash and peppers to grill this summer! YUM!

  90. We love to grill chicken and we always do extra so we can have extra meals such as enchiladas or just shredding on a great salad.

  91. I love to grill anything I can in the summer. Steak, veggies and pizzas using naan bread are favorites!

  92. I follow you on Pinterest.

  93. I’ve liked you on FB. Love all your beautiful pics, I’m getting hungry!!

  94. I LOVE grilled vegetables, my favorite!

  95. Love me grilled aspargrus…so very good!!

  96. Elk or antelope tenderloin steaks!

  97. OOOh so many to pick a favorite, but zucchini or beets!

  98. I just “liked” you on FB…so happy to have found you!!

  99. I just subscribed to your RSS feed…and oh, by the way….”The Gardener and the Grill” looks amazing!!!!

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  105. Favorite food to grill is Rib Eye steaks!

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  107. just found your blog today & I love it already! my favorite grill treat is veggies, any kind!

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  109. LOVED this post! My mom and I are planting our own garden in the backyard this summer when I get home from school, we love our veggies!

    My favorite grilled veggie is asparagus with a little olive oil and parmesan cheese!

    I hope to win the contest, this would be a great gift to my mom for mothers day!

  110. I love grilling veggies…it’s my favorite way to eat them! I’m also following you on FB and Pinterest

  111. Grilled asparagus is tops on my list!

  112. New fan! I just liked you on facebook. And saw you from where my friend linked to you on pinterest. So now I’m drooling. Thanks. 😉

  113. My favorite food to grill would be some sort of bbq rib. Though now I’m thinking of grilling veggies…

  114. I followed you on pinterest

  115. also following you on twitter. now I feel like a stalker. 🙂

  116. I tweeted about you…

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  118. and I’m now following your RSS feed. I think I might get fat from all the food goodness.

  119. Here in Colorado it will be awhile before we have summer squash, we start the spring grilling assparigus. Yum!

  120. Favorite food to grill would have to be zucchini marinated in balsamic. It gets all yummy & caramelized! Yummmmm!

  121. Whoops darn spell check! We have asparagus in Colorado 🙂

  122. Looks delish! I love grilled veggies. Going to follow on pinterest.

  123. My favorite thing on the grill is a great hamburger.

  124. I love grilling vegetables…when they get just a little charred…mmm!

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  128. I shared and like you on fb. We use our old grill for mostly meats and vegetables. I like making shish-kabobs and bruschetta on the grill. Grilled fruit is good too.

  129. Oh girl, I would love to win this book! My favorite thing to grill is pizza or smoked sausage. I just signed up for a CSA, so I need some good veggie ideas!

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  133. I already like u on fb… We love grilled fajitas!!

  134. We like grilling burgers, pork chops, and chicken

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  139. Favorite thing to grill- asparagus sprinkled with olive oil and then finished with a little sea salt and romano cheese..Yum

  140. I love grilling Vidalia onions, eggplant, red bell peppers and lamb!

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  142. My favorite is grilling pizza. Can’t beat it!

  143. Hi Aggie! Yes, it’s so warm down here! I love grilling pizza. This is my favorite way, and it’s so quick and easy! I made a fantastic Pearl Couscous with Radishes (from Edible Orlando) and paired with with grilled fresh green beans. It was amazing. It was also my first time grilling green beans, it was the bomb! I used a Pampered Chef grill basket….my go to accessory for grilling smaller veggies.

    • I have to make THAT! I have both green beans and pearl couscous on hand…I have been loving radishes lately too. I am growing them in garden for first time this year, have no idea when I’m supposed to know they are ready 🙂

  144. Chicken and Salmon

  145. My favorite thing to grill is definitely fruit. I like the intense flavor it gets after being so close to the flame. So delicious!

  146. Love the thin crust and the stuffing..wonderful Pizza, Aggie!

  147. I have to check out that book!! This pizza looks awesome. Here in MN, it’ll be quite awhile until we’re swimming in squash. 🙂

  148. Oh this looks delicious and with simple ingredients how could it not be? Thanks for sharing! Cheers.

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  150. This pizza looks incredible! I love grilled squash too but haven’t tried it on pizza yet. I need to change that!

    • Hi Russell! It was pretty incredible, I can’t wait to make it again. Try it!! Hope you are well! 🙂

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