Grilled Pizza with Tomato, Basil & Cheese

Preparation info
  • Makes


    13 By 9 –Inch Pizzas
    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Here’s a grilled version of the simplest of all pizzas, the Margherita. To heighten the grilled flavor, I like to char the tomatoes. Once the slices are charred, you can dice the tomatoes before using them to top the crust.


  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, cored and sliced crosswise ½ inch thick
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed
  • Coarse salt (


  1. Set up the grill for two-zone grilling, preheating two thirds of the grill to medium and leaving one third heat free as a safety zone.

  2. When ready to cook, brush each tomato slice with a small amount of olive oil and season it with salt and pepper to taste. Char the tomato slices on the hot side of the g