This poblano pizza is just a touch spicy but HUGE on flavor. Trust me: Once you master the poblano pesto sauce, cilantro-lime crema, and chili powder pepitas, you'll want to include them in all your meals.
Summer Pizza Ideas & Recipes, Including Grilled and Roasted Pizzas
Ah, summer—the season of fat, juicy tomatoes, sweet and spicy peppers in all the colors, endless varieties of tender herbs and greens, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant . . . you get the picture. Here in Philadelphia, summertime is the closest we get to the climate of Naples, where pizza was born. And as you explore the season in pizza form, you'll understand why this incredible food got its start in such a bountiful place. A round of stretched-out pizza dough is the perfect way to savor in-season produce.
For starters, try twice-grilled Margherita and/or fresh tomato and pesto, then keep exploring with za'atar eggplant, poblano pesto, peach and tomato with herbed white sauce, and BBQ bacon with peppers and corn. If you have your own veggie garden, have fun experimenting with different in-season veggie or fruit combos. Nothing is off limits!
This watermelon pizza is so easy to make that I hesitate to even call it a recipe. Just grab a ripe watermelon, a block of feta cheese, and a handful of fresh mint leaves, and get ready for some summery deliciousness!
Looking for a summer pizza recipe? How about ten? Read on to discover some of the best pizzas I've developed to celebrate all the fresh fruits and veggies this season has to offer.
This healthy vegetarian pizza is a delicious way to eat the rainbow.
Are your tomato plants sagging with unripe tomatoes? Did you get a bag of green tomatoes in this week's CSA share? Never fear! Green tomato pizza is here! I can't take full credit for this one. The inspiration came from this recipe by Jenny Rosenstrach, which I discovered while doing research for one of my […]
Each season has its unique flavors, and summer's are the brightest. Scarlet tomatoes warm from plumping up in the sun. Slabs of eggplant charred until silky tender and eaten right off the grill. Peppers by the bushel in every color, shape, and piquancy imaginable. Gold kernels tightly packed on shucked ears of corn. Jammy, jewel-toned […]
Prosciutto and cantaloupe are a classic flavor duo, and they both really shine in this white pizza topped with peppery arugula.
This bacon and jalapeño pizza will remind you of your favorite jalapeño poppers, complete with no-cook marinara sauce and two different cheeses.
This is what you should be eating when tomatoes are in season: Fresh tomato pizza with pesto sauce, tangy goat cheese, and milky-sweet mozzarella.
What's more summery than a fresh tomato and peach pizza with light and creamy, basil and mint–flecked white sauce?
Lima beans are only in season for a few more weeks, and this ham and blue cheese pizza is THE recipe you should make before they're all gone for the year. Trust me.
Inspired by some of my favorite Middle Eastern flavors, this Za'atar Eggplant Pizza is deliciously spiced with a balance of crispy and creamy texture. And it just happens to be vegan, too!
Time to celebrate the merging of the seasons—that short window when heirloom tomatoes and fall/winter squash appear on farmers' market tables at the same time! This roasted tomato and delicata squash pizza blends summer's bold, juicy flavors with fall's nutty, richer tones.
How do you make stone fruit crisp better, you may ask? Bake it on a rectangle of pizza dough! This way, the summer favorite is even more potluck- or backyard party–friendly—no bowls or forks required.
Barbecue Pizza Sauce is one of the most frequently referenced recipes on this blog. It makes waaaaaaay more than you need for one pizza—about 5 cups!—but you'll see why once you taste it. With a less sugary and more tomato-y flavor than traditional barbecue sauces, it's a versatile flavor enhancer for everything from grilled meats […]
I've always thought that ultra-spicy food is more like a dare than it is a culinary experience. And though part of my conviction comes from wimpy taste buds, I stand by my credo that spiciness should never overpower the flavor of a dish. So last week, when I was asked to develop a fiery meat […]
Am I the only one who's consistently bested by a can of chipotles in adobo sauce? I peel back the lid, breathe in that smoky-sweet aroma, and then, before I know it, I've dipped my finger in the sauce and dropped way too much on my tongue. Then the burning starts. Every. Single. Time. You'd […]
Have you ever had ricotta peach pie? If not (and if you also happen to live near Philly), do yourself a favor: get in the car and drive your deprived self to The Red Barn Cafe in Hammonton, NJ—RIGHT NOW. Tell someone to take you to the pie lady, and you'll soon be gaping at […]
Happy (almost) birthday, 'Merica! We have zero plans for the 4th of July this year, and I am OK with that. Maybe we'll crash a neighborhood party. Maybe we'll soak in our kiddie pool with some beers (and milk, for Jack). Or maybe we'll hunker here in the air conditioning and whip up a few […]
If all you get out of this post is that you should be grilling tomatoes, then my job here is done. (But, really, this super-easy grilled Margherita pizza is the stuff of late-summer-night dreams.)