Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza with Figs, Beets, and Wilted Greens

A great grilled pizza topped with a variety flavorful meatless options.

Who would of thought that grilled beets and greens makes for a delicious pizza topping.
Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza with Figs, Beets, and Wilted Greens
Serves 4
Recipe from Fine Cooking

4 medium beets with tops, beets peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick, and beet greens washed, stemmed, and thinly sliced
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1lb. pizza dough (white or whole wheat), at room temperature
All-purpose flour, as needed
Cornmeal, as needed
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
1/3 cup chopped dried figs (note: we used fresh figs)
4 thin slices provolone (about 3 ounces)
Prepare a high gas or charcoal grill fire.

In a medium bowl, toss the beets with 2 tsp. of the oil and light sprinkling of salt and pepper.  In another medium bowl, toss the beet greens with the remaining 2 tsp. oil and light sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Using a dough scraper or sharp knife, quarter the dough.  Working with 1 piece at a time, stretch or roll each piece of dough into a rustic 12×3-1/2to 4-inch oval.  If the dough resists stretching, let it rest for a few minutes while you work on the other pieces.  Transfer to large cornmeal-coated rimmed baking sheets.

Grill the beets, covered and turning once, until tender and spotty brown on both sides, 8-10 minutes.  Return the beets to their bowl and set aside.

Reduce the grill heat to medium low (or let the fire die down).  Arrange the pizzas on the grill perpendicular to the grate.  Cover and grill, moving them around as needed to ensure even cooking, until bottoms are spotty brown, 2 to 4 minutes.  Return the crusts to the baking sheets grilled side up.  Spread each with a quarter of the softened goat cheese and then top with the beet greens, grilled beets, and figs.  Top with the provolone, breaking it into pieces so that most of each pizza is covered.  Return the pizzas to the grill, cover and cook until the bottoms are spotty brown, the greens are wilted, and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes longer.  Transfer the pizzas to a cutting board, cut into pieces and serve.


47 thoughts on “Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza with Figs, Beets, and Wilted Greens

  1. The great thing about pizza is that the crust can be used as a vehicle (and some added crunch) for just about any combination of ingredients you'd like in another dish. This combo is a great idea, and that's a terrific photo of the finished grilled pizza!


  2. I've had grilled pizza/flatbread on the brain lately and this looks divine, Velva! I love \”salad\” pizzas, it really lightens the dish up, doesn't it? The guilt factor goes way down! WE have a communal bbq downstairs, a real one with coal, so it's doubtful I'd go through the trouble for pizza dough but I did cheat the other day and \”grilled\” nan in a pan and loaded it with spicy flank steak, roasted tomatoes, arugula and tzaziki!


  3. Wow°°!! Haute Cuisine!! Never thought about preparing pizza on the bbq. The fact that inspires me most is to combine figs with the cheese.Thank You.


  4. This looks so good. I am in awe. Your food looks delicious and your pictures are amazing. We're trying pizza on the grill for the first time tomorrow. I'm nervous about the dough sticking.


  5. Pizza will never be the same. This is marvelous, Velva. Do me a favor. Would you link this to My Meatless Mondays? This is unusual and creative and I am sure is a big hit.


  6. How can I pass up a pizza with three of my favorites — goat cheese, beets and greens? I can't. Thanks!


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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! 🙂 Appreciate it… I really like your blog! This post, for instance, is really cool… I have never tried grilled pizza before, and yours is the most interesting combination I've seen… Love the toppings, the shape and the final presentation… Thanks for sharing!


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