Created by Tina Verrelli, 1st place winner
California Ripe Olives and Emile Henry, O-live It Up Pizza-Pa-Looza contest
We can understand why this recipe for Mediterranean Marketplace Grilled Pizza won 1st place in the California Ripe Olives and Emile Henry, O-live It Up Pizza-Pa-Looza contest.. It has all of the components for a Mediterranean inspired meal: hummus, basil pesto, black olives, roasted red pepper, red onions, pine nuts, baby spinach, olive oil and lemon juice.
1-2 tablespoon cornmeal
1 lb. prepared pizza dough
1/2 cup hummus
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1 (6 oz.) can California Ripe Olives, sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup roasted red pepper strips
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
2 teaspoon pine nuts
2 cups watercress or baby spinach
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place Emile Henry Pizza Stone on grill (or in oven) and preheat to 500°F. Sprinkle Pizza Peel * with 1 tablespoon cornmeal and roll or stretch dough to form a 12-14 inch diameter round. Spread dough with hummus, drizzle with pesto and sprinkle evenly with: olives, feta cheese, peppers, onions and pine nuts.
Transfer pizza to pizza stone and cook for 10-15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Remove pizza from grill. In medium bowl, toss greens with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Arrange on pizza, cut into slices and serve.
Yield: Serves 4
*Also called a pizza paddle. A flat, broad sheet of wood or metal with a handle used to slide breads and pizza onto a baking stone in the oven.
Recipes: Dairy Dishes, Pizza, Kosher