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West Coast Grilled Vegetable Pizza


Grilled pizzas topped with avocado, fresh spinach, and goat cheese are a California dream come true.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, August/July 2007


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • All-purpose flour, for shaping dough
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, fresh, or thawed if frozen
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
  • 1 log (5 ounces) soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 bag (5 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar


  1. Heat grill to medium. Brush a large rimless baking sheet (or an inverted rimmed sheet) with 1 tablespoon oil. On a lightly floured work surface, roll and stretch dough to two 8-inch ovals or rounds. Transfer to prepared sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon oil.

  2. Transfer dough to grill. Cook, without turning over, until undersides are firm and begin to char, 2 to 3 minutes. Using tongs and a large spatula, place crusts on baking sheet, grilled side up.

  3. Scatter crusts with tomatoes, scallion whites, and cheese; season with salt and pepper, and slide back onto grill. Cook, rotating occasionally, until cooked through and cheese begins to melt, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine spinach, avocado, scallion greens, vinegar, and remaining tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Pile mixture onto pizzas; halve, and serve.

Cook's Notes

Stretch the dough to whatever shape fits your grill most easily: round, oval, or even free form.

Reviews Add a comment

  • megnard
    19 SEP, 2013
    Fantastic, quick weeknight dinner. Only thing I added was roasted red pepper which I did on the grill since it was on anyway.
  • MS12157780
    28 FEB, 2011
    I love this pizza, and could have never made it without tragedy, until this recipe. Thank you so much. Store bought dough, because it is great food fast and if you have ever made real pizza dough, it takes a long time.
  • charlig
    15 OCT, 2010
    store bought pizza dough??? Really Martha? Really?
  • catherine495
    18 OCT, 2009
    This is a great recipe. I do have to make it with mozzarella cheese because my husband doesn't love goat cheese, but it is tasty to me both ways. Easy and yummy.