Meatless Monday: Green Grape and Gorgonzola Pizza

Yes, you are reading that correctly. Inspired by one of the pies we saw on Cooking Channel's recent special, "Pizza Outside the Box," we made a Green Grape and Gorgonzola Pizza, a perfect meal for Meatless Monday.

Does it sound strange? Sure. But it's very much like nibbling on a cheese board: three different cheeses, grapes, and bread. A virtual picnic in Paris, no airline ticket needed. We urge you to try it. You won't be disappointed. It's a party on your tastebuds - sweet, salty, crispy, chewy, cheesy, crunchy, tangy, herby and, in a word, fabulous.

Green Grape and Gorgonzola Pizza

3/4-1 lb. pizza dough
corn meal
olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded provolone cheese
1-1 1/2 cups halved grapes
1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary

Place a pizza stone on a rack in the lower third of your oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F for at least 30 minutes. Take the pizza dough and flatten it with your hands on a slightly floured work surface.

Starting at the center and working outwards, use your fingertips to press the dough to 1/2-inch thick. Gently stretch the dough until it reaches the desired diameter - 10 to 12 inches. Use your palm to flatten the edge of the dough where it is thicker. Lightly sprinkle a baking sheet with corn meal and transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil to prevent it from getting soggy from the toppings. Sprinkle the outer edge of the crust with the kosher salt.

Mix together the mozzarella and provolone cheeses; spread this cheese mixture in a thin layer over the dough. Cover the cheese with the halved grapes. Sprinkle the pizza with the gorgonzola cheese crumbles and chopped rosemary.

Carefully slide the pizza onto the hot pizza stone and bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes, until crust is browned and cheese is melted and golden. Enjoy!


Christine's Pantry said...

Can't go wrong with pizza. Your pizza looks good.

Emily @ Life on Food said...

You know at first I thought this sounded kind of gross but the more I think about the combo of sour grapes and gorgonzola the more I want to try it. Now I am intrigued!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Looks good! I bet the combo of grapes and gorgozola is wonderful!

Lindsey@Lindselicious said...

Oh I have never tried grapes on pizza before! Sounds like a great unexpected combo!

Beth Michelle said...

This would be so perfect with a nice glass of wine!

Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

That is so crazy that it actually works! Very clever...

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Wow, I love this combination. I recently made a pie with fresh figs and thought it was delish. The grapes and gorgonzola must work perfectly together. Thanks for this great idea.

Happy When Not Hungry said...

What interesting flavors! Looks delicious :-)

Shannon@JustAsDelish said...

What an interesting combination! never thought these ingredients would work well.. thanks for sharing!