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Healthy Grilled Berry Pizza

Grilling has become a new way to serve everyone's favourite, pizza. This version with sweet blackberries, tart goat cheese, and zesty mint can be served either as an appetizer or main course. Use our recipe for quick pizza dough or buy from your local pizzeria or grocery store.

Ingredients

30g low-fat goat or feta cheese, crumbled
2 Cups assorted Driscoll's berries (such as blueberries and blackberries)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint or basil
Ready-made pizza base or 250g store-bought pizza dough
All-purpose flour, for dough
Balsamic vinegar, preferably aged, for serving

  • Lunch

Method

Prepare a medium-hot fire in an outdoor grill. For a gas grill, preheat on High, then adjust to Medium-High (about 235°C). For a charcoal grill, let coals burn for about 15 minutes after white ashes form on surface, and you can hold your hand just above cooking grate for about 3 seconds.

Lightly flour large rimless cookie sheet or upturned baking sheet. Place dough on sheet and pat and stretch into 30-cm diameter round. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand 10 minutes. Shake sheet to be sure dough is not sticking and slides easily--add additional flour under dough if needed.

Coat grill grate lightly with oil. Slide dough off sheet onto grill. Cover and grill until underside of dough is golden brown and toasted, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn dough and use pastry brush (preferably long-handled) to brush off excess flour. Scatter cheese, then berries, over dough. Cover and grill until other side is toasted and dough is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to serving platter.

Gently press berries into cheese to help them adhere. Sprinkle pizza with mint and grind pepper on top. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve hot, with balsamic vinegar passed on the side to add to taste.

Quick Pizza Crust

Combine 1 ¾ cups bread flour, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 ½ teaspoons instant (bread machine) yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in food processor fitted with metal chopping blade. With machine running, enough hot tap water (about 2/3 cup) to form ball of dough. Process to knead for 45 seconds. Transfer dough to oiled bowl, turn to coat, and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in warm place until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.

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