Grilled Tomato-Basil Pizzettes

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

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Recipe Time

Prep: 16 Minutes
Grill: 3 Minutes
Stand: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 to 3 cups yellow and red heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved, quartered, or sliced
12 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into pieces
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Garnish: fresh basil leaves

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to high heat (400° to 500°). Combine garlic and oil in a small bowl; let stand 15 to 30 minutes.

2. Divide dough into 8 portions. Press each portion to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly oiled baking sheets. Brush both sides of crusts lightly with half of garlic oil.

3. Place dough pieces on hot grill rack, in batches if necessary; grill 2 minutes or until bottoms of crusts are marked and tops begin to puff. Remove crusts from grill, and place on baking sheets, grilled side up.

4. Brush remaining garlic oil on crusts. Top with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5. Place pizzas on grill rack with a large spatula, close lid, and grill 1 to 2 minutes or until crusts are golden brown and cheese melts. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

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Julia Dowling Rutland,

February 2013