Grilled Vidalia® Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizza
- 3 RealSweet® Vidalia® onions, sliced in medium-sized rings
- 12 oz Goat cheese
- 1 pkg. Thin crust pizza dough, refrigerated
- ⅓ c. Balsamic glaze
- ⅓ c. Balsamic vinegar
- 1 c. Arugula, for garnish
- Preheat your grill to 350 degrees creating direct and indirect grilling zones (on a charcoal grill, this means pushing the coals to one side so, on a gas grill this means one burner on high/two off). By using the indirect heat side of the grill, it will simulate a “pizza oven”.
- While the grill is heating, slice the onions in medium thick rings. Next, oil the grill grates with canola oil so the onions and pizza will not stick.
- Grill the onions on direct (on top of the coals or burner with gas on) heat for 4-5 minutes per side, or until they being to develop nice deep char marks.
- Baste the onions with balsamic vinegar as they grill to help them caramelize on the grill.
- Once the onions are done, pull them off and put them on a cutting board where they can cool. Once they cool, cut them into smaller pieces. Meanwhile, roll out your pizza dough on a well-floured cutting board.
- Again, make sure your grill grates are well oiled so the dough will not stick. Place the dough on the grill grates on the indirect side of the grill and let it cook for 4-5 minutes or until char marks have formed on the under side and the bottom is beginning to brown.
- Flip the dough over to cook the other side for the same amount of time.
- Meanwhile, add the balsamic glaze as the “sauce” that forms the base of the pizza.
- Next, place tablespoon sized scoops of goat cheese all over the pizza.
- Next, add the grilled onions. Let the pizza “bake” with the lid on for 4 minutes or until the cheese has melted and char marks have formed on the bottom crust.
- Remove the pizza and place on a large cutting board. Sprinkle with arugula for garnish.