Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices Low Carb Recipe

Friday, March 30, 2012

I LOVE PIZZA! Annndd one of the things I love most about pizza is there really is no way to make it wrong. You can add any topping...and make it on just about anything! I love portabella mushrooms as a "crust" or cauliflower! So why not zucchini?

Slice your zucchini up. Grill each piece for about 7-8 minutes until tender.If you want to get fancy, you can make a fun pattern with the grill marks =) 

Remove from grill, add your tomato sauce (or diced tomatoes with oregano), add toppings of your choice and throw back on the grill for another 7-8 min.until your cheese is melted.

Official Recipe:

--large zucchini slices, cut 3/4 inch thick (love my food processor for this!)
--olive oil, for lightly brushing both sides of pizza and oiling grill grate
--pizza sauce of your choice (Check the label- avoid anything with more than 6 grams of sugar)
--grated cheese 
--pizza toppings of your choice ( such as low-fat turkey pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms, , caramelized onions, sliced olives, sauteed bell peppers, or any other toppings you like on pizza.)

Oil the grill grates (I use a bit of oil on a paper towel), then preheat grill to medium-high. (If using a broiler, it should be reheated as well.)

Cut zucchini into thick slices about 3/4 inch thick.

Grill the zucchini 7-8 minutes, or until there are some grill marks and it's starting to be tender. (If the zucchini has a side that's slightly larger, grill that first so it will be the "top.")

Remove zucchini from the grill. Add sauce, cheese, and other toppings as desired. (I spread each slice of zucchini with about 1 T red pizza sauce, then sprinkled each piece with a generous pinch of pizza cheese, added 4-5 slices of turkey pepperoni, and sprinkled over a tiny bit more cheese.)

Put loaded zucchini slices back on the grill and cook 7-8 minutes more with the grill lid closed. (Check them every few minutes to see when the cheese is melted and the toppings are lightly browned, especially if you're using a broiler. If you have a gas grill where you can regulate the heat, I turned it to high when I put the pizza back on.)

Remove zucchini pizzas from grill and serve hot!

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