Great Fresh, Summer Recipe: Pizza on the Grill!

Grilled Tomato-Basil

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Thanks to my buddy Mike for this awesome suggestion!! This recipe is great if you’re hungry for pizza and don’t want to heat up your oven (or prepare a crust)!!

This is a simple “pizza” you can make outside on your grill using pre-made tortillas for the crust!

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INGREDIENTS:

For each pizza, you’ll need:

1 tortilla (we use Food for Life brand; find it in the freezer section of most health stores)
1 TBSP olive oil (approx.)
1 large clove garlic, pressed
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1 Roma tomato, thinly sliced
2 large leaves fresh basil, sliced
1 TBSP freshly shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)*
1/2 cup shredded cheese (we use 1/2 Provolone & half Mozzarella)*

*Buy bricks of cheese and shred them yourself to avoid additives. (Seriously, take a look at the ingredients list on pre-shredded varieties!)

*Check out our Grocery Shopping Guide for our tips on selecting the most additive-free versions of every ingredient used in our recipes.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat grill to about 350 degrees.

Brush both sides of the tortillas with olive oil. Spread garlic evenly on the top. Sprinkle with oregano. Add tomatoes and basil. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

Set “pizzas” directly on the grill, and cook for about 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.

These burn easily, so don’t take your eyes off of them!!

Let rest for a couple minutes before serving!!

Call me when dinner is ready 🙂

ENJOY!!

Note – Of course, you can use whatever toppings you like and/or use pizza sauce instead of just garlic and olive oil, etc. But this is our favorite combo!

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How to Make ADDITIVE-FREE Grilled Chicken w/ Pasta

This dinner is simple, tasty and won’t break the budget! See below for recipe and grocery selection tips….

Grilled, boneless/skinless chicken thighs – Sprinkle both sides of meat with garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Throw on the grill! Sometimes we add onion powder, too!

Don’t use those pre-made grilling seasonings from the store – most are full of additives and mystery ingredients! Stick to whole, real herbs and spices. But still ….check the labels for surprise ingredients – for instance, “garlic salt” often contains much more than just garlic and salt!

For more great recipes and all of the grocery shopping tips you need to ensure that you select the most additive-free versions of all ingredients needed to make this recipe (and all of my recipes), check out my book “Eating Additive-Free“!

Make sure the chicken you buy is free of any additives, solutions or broth! If there’s no ingredients label on the package…be sure to ASK the butcher….assume nothing!

Garlic butter noodles – Cook whole wheat angel hair pasta according to package directions (the only ingredient listed should be “whole wheat”). For every 8 ounces of noodles, you’ll need 1/2 stick butter and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. While noodles are draining in a strainer, melt butter in the pan and then stir in the garlic powder. Return noodles to the pan and toss to coat. Add sea salt and pepper, to taste. Yum! 8 ounces of pasta yields about 4 servings (as long as they’re not as huge as MY “serving” shown here).  🙂

Check the ingredients on your butter!! At most, the ingredients should read, “cream (or “cultured cream”) and salt.” Many varieties add “natural flavor,” especially if the butter is unsalted, so beware. And, please tell me you’re not eating margarine!!! That’s a whole other blog post in itself!

Freshly sliced cucumber (or veggies of your choice). Actually, I’d recommend something more colorful like carrots, tomatoes or bell peppers to make the plate more interesting, but all I had on hand were cucumbers!

Give it a try and comment below to let me know how you like it!