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Grilled Pizza with Slow Roasted Tomatoes & Aged Cheddar

BT Calgary | posted Friday, Aug 21st, 2015


Courtesy Chef Judy Wood, Meez Cuisine

Pizza Dough


  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tb  yeast
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cup warm water
  • Cornmeal


  1. Place the yeast & honey in a small bowl with warm water, stir it together and allow to sit for 3 – 5 minutes until is foams up a little.
  2. Place the flour onto the cutting board and form a well in the middle.
  3. Carefully, pour the water and yeast mixture into the well.
  4. Add the lemon juice, olive oil and salt. U
  5. Using your hands, start mixing the yeast mixture incorporating the flour in. Eventually it should form a soft dough.
  6. Knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  7. Place it in a lightly oiled bowl and set in a warm spot to rise, about 1/2 hour.

Pizza Sauce


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5lb grape tomatoes
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Place all the ingredients into a bowl, toss and then place onto a parchment covered baking sheet,
  2. Place into a preheated oven @ 400 degrees and cook until golden brown about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Place back into the bowl, once it’s cooked and mash up with a fork.

Grilling Pizza


  • 8 oz aged cheddar, grated
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • Good quality olive oil for drizzling!


  1. Cut the dough into small pieces and using olive oil push it out into a circles.
  2. Heat the grill on high and then toss the dough onto the grill and cook for about 1-2 minutes, flip it over and repeat the cooking time.
  3. Transfer it to a parchment covered baking sheet, which has been sprinkled with cornmeal.
  4. Spread the sauce on top, then cheese.
  5. Bake ( using your BBQ) for 10-12 minutes in a 425°F oven or until the crust is golden.
  6. Remove from the BBQ, and sprinkle the basil and good quality olive oil.
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