Saturday, June 25, 2011

Grilled Pizza & My Favorite Salad

I love grilled pizza! I make it every summer, but somehow totally forgot about it this season until today! We just use tortillas for the crust but are going to experiment with pizza dough later this week.
Update: Click here for a fantastic pizza dough recipe!
All we do is grill one side (on low heat-it crisps up fast), flip, remove from grill and top with desired toppings, then put it back on the grill for a few more minutes. I topped mine with tomato sauce, Daiya Cheese, broccoli, yellow cherry tomatoes, red pepper, broccoli, zucchini, kalamata olives, and fresh basil. Now that's what I call a veggie pizza! I was also going to top it with some grilled eggplant, but it was too pretty to cut up yet. Maybe tomorrow :)
Another summer recipe I forgot about was mixed green salad with strawberries and orange-avocado dressing. It is such a unique and perfect combination. The dressing compliments the strawberries nicely.
Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries and Orange-Avocado Dressing

1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup orange juice
salt and pepper to taste
mixed greens
zucchini or summer squash thinly sliced or put through a spiral slicer
sliced fresh strawberries
shelled sunflower seeds

Puree the avocado, orange juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth to make a dressing. Place mixed greens and zucchini/summer squash in a bowl. Top with fresh strawberries and sprinkle with sunflower seeds, then drizzle with orange-avocado dressing.
I love making delicious old recipes that were forgotten about! I also love old mason jars and cute spoons holding fruit. What's not to love about that?
Don't you have a craving for cherries now? Or is that just me...


  1. beautiful and informative it

  2. Mariah, I love your recipes. I'm going to try the both of these later today. Thanks so much for sharing. I also want to try your pan-glazed tempeh recipe. Your photos are beautiful, too! They make everything look so delicious. I was at a birthday party yesterday for Randy's brother Dale and your Aunt Vicky and Uncle Brant were there. Vicky had made homemade baked beans from her homegrown beans. They were really delicious. Thanks again for sharing your recipes. I love them! Mary Julius

  3. Thanks to both of you! Mary- The tempeh recipe is wonderful, we make it all the time. That's cool Vicki grows her own beans! We buy them from the farmer's market sometimes and Nate shells them for me :)

  4. That pizza looks good!! Love your pictures of blue Mason jars and pretty mixing spoons!