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Grilled Four-Onion Pizza

Grilled Four-Onion Pizza
Recipe Date:
June 6, 2017
Serving Size:
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
  • 8 ozs store-bought refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • 1 1/2 tsps freshly ground pepper
  • 1 3/4 tsps kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 large leeks
  • 4 green onions, sliced into 3 inch lengths
  • 12 ozs fontina cheese, coarsely shredded
  • 2 tbsps chopped fresh chives
Preheat grill to medium-high (450º). Divide pizza dough into 2 balls and let rest at room temperature until no longer stiff, 20 to 30 minutes.


Blend garlic, pepper, 2 tbsp oil, and 1/2 tsp of salt in a medium bowl

Cooking onions:

Heat remaining 2 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add leeks and remaining 1/4 tsp salt and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add green onions and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir into bowl of garlic oil. 

Pizza dough:

Stretch each ball of dough into a 12 inch round and place on a lightly oiled sheet of parchment paper. Flip each dough round onto preheated grill and then remove parchment paper. Grill, covered, until dough puffs, about 2 minutes. Transfer rounds to a baking sheet, grilled sides up. 

Final Steps:

Sprinkle grilled side of each round with 1 cup of cheese, then half of the onion mixture and half of the remaining cheese. Using a wide spatula, transfer pizzas to grill and cook, covered, 1 to 2 minutes. Then pop any large bubbles of dough (this keeps the pizza fairly flat so toppings stay on). Cook until browned and crisp on bottoms, 3 to 5 minutes more. Remove pizzas from grill, sprinkle with chives and enjoy a glass (or 2) of our Grenache Blanc. Enjoy! 

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