Monday, June 13, 2011


Over the weekend I had quite the hankering for some pizza - alas; pizza is not on the diet menu for me...especially ones that you order from pizza spots in town. So what better way to crush the cravings but with your own - healthy! - pizza! Soooo I perused many different websites {specifically Martha Stewart's} and found some delicious pizza's that you can make yourself at home. And another little tidbit that makes this EVEN better is that at Zehr's {Loblaws} they sell already made pizza dough thingers. Lol. Don't know what they are called - so this saves you more time - you don't have to make your own pizza dough from scratch!
o the theme for today is pizza! So you guys are going to be seeing a lot of pizza recipes - just like when I went on that little Southern kick. :) Hope you enjoy all the various pizzas! 
Bon Appetit!

Shrimp and Pesto Pizza
In a departure from the standard pizza toppings, grilled dough is spread with basil pesto and scattered with shrimp, sliced tomatoes, and shaved parmesan. No girll? No problem. Cook this dough in a cast-iron skiller over high heat, or on a preheated sheet pan or pizza stone in a 500-degree oven. 

Makes one 10-inch pizza.

2 tablespoons basil pesto
3 ounces grilled shrimp
2 small tomatoes, sliced
1/4 small red onion, sliced
Shaved Parmesan
Basic grilled pizza dough
Herb oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Heat it up: Set up a grill with heat source, coals or gas, on one side over medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. 

Stretch it: On a lightly floured work surface, stretch or roll 1 piece of basic grilled pizza dough or 4 ounces store-bought dough into a 10-inch-long oval or other desired shape. Brush one side lightly with herb oil or olive oil and season with coarse salt and ground pepper. 

Grill it: Using your hands, place dough, oiled side down, directly over heat source. Brush dough with herb oil or olive oil and cook until underside is lightly charred and bubbles form all over top, 1 to 2 minuets. With tongs, flip dough and cook until lightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes. Slide dough to cooler side of grill. 

Top it: Top with desired cheese and toppings, cover grill. Cook until cheese melts and toppings are heated through, 2 to 5 minutes.

I probably would pass on the tomatoes since I am not a huge fan of warm tomatoes, but other then that this pizza sounds absolutely delicious and super easy to make! :)


{Source: Martha Stewart Website}


  1. I love getting whole wheat dough from Trader Joes and making pesto, spinach, sun dried tomato, and feta cheese pizza......YUMMM

  2. Yummmm - that sounds sooo good my mouth is watering!

  3. we love pizza over here, and this seriously looks good, and doesn't seem to hard to make?! aside from mini pizzas on english muffins, i never made my own pizza. thanks for sharing!

  4. Mini pizzas on english muffins sounds like a great idea! I didn't even think of that! Lol.