Yes, you read that right. A pizza topped with berries! No I am not crazy, I swear! You see, what happened was I recently won a Driscoll’s Berries Giveaway hosted by Kristen, aka – the Swanky Dietitian. I decided that I needed to do something unique and different with these berries; not eat them straight out of the carton or mix in to oatmeal as I usually do. I kicked off my unique berry recipe search on the Driscoll’s website and soon stumbled across this baby: the Grilled Berry Pizza.
I knew I would be trying it out, but in my oven – not on the grill…it was COLD when I made this! I went for the quick and simple (and maybe lazy) option of using a premade crust instead of making my own. I recommend making a homemade crust instead if you have the time, but this pizza was still great with the store-bought crust!
- Pre-made store-bought crust (or make your own dough)
- 4 ounces low-fat goat or feta cheese, crumbled (I hate cheese, but I gave the goat cheese a try. Turns out I know myself well enough and was correct in assuming I wouldn’t like it and ended up picking it off)
- 2 cups assorted Driscoll’s berries (I went with blackberries and blueberries, obviously)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or basil (I went with basil)
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Balsamic vinegar, preferably aged, for serving
- Place cheese, berries, and basil or mint on pizza
- Bake according to package directions of the store-bought crust.
- Add balsamic vinegar to taste.
- Slice and ENJOY!
- Note: If you decide to grill the pizza or make your own dough, follow the directions on the Driscoll’s site.
Despite the fact that I dislike goat cheese, I really liked this unique spin on pizza. The warm and slightly melted blueberries and blackberries combined with basil and balsamic vinegar were fantastic!
Have you ever had berries on a pizza before? What did you think? What is the most unusual pizza topping you have tried out before?