|Grilled Peach, Chorizo, Caramelized Onion Pizza with Crumbled Goat Cheese & Fresh Basil|
Aren't those awesome?! Well, after our long day at the park, we came home and made the oddest, yet most delicious pizza, ever. Yeap, it had grilled peaches, chorizo, caramelized onion, goat cheese, and basil. And it was ridiculous, but perfect for a hot summer night. The peaches are grilled which give them a nice smokiness and tartness. I know you would think peach on a pizza sounds bizarre, but it really is similar to pineapple, and pineapple on pizza=good. I loveeeee the chorizo because it's spicy and salty and everything yummy. And, I'm a sucker for goat cheese, so don't leave that out either. Just don't leave any of the components out, really. They balance each other out so nicely. Trust me. Well, I hope y'all are havin' a great saturday night wherever y'all are!! Enjoy :)
|Peach-Chorizo-Goat Cheese Pizza... "the perfect summer pizza"|
For the Grilled Peaches:
2 Medium Peaches, Sliced
1T Olive Oil
For the Pizza:
Homemade or Store-Bought Pizza Dough
4oz Cantimpalo Chorizo, Slices
Grilled Peach Slices
4oz Fresh Goat Cheese, Crumbled
1 Medium Sweet Onion, Sliced & Caramelized until Crispy (I like mine slightly crunchy)
Fresh Basil, Chiffonade
Salt & Pepper, To Taste
Directions:1. For the Grilled Peaches: Toss the peach slices in the honey and olive oil until lightly coated. Preheat a grill pan to high heat and sear the slices of peaches until grill marks appear, about 1-3 minutes, depending on your grill (but do not overcook the peaches too much or they will be mushy). Set it aside until ready to layer onto the pizza dough.
2. Making the Pizza: Preheat the oven to 500 degrees or broil as high as your oven will go. Spread the pizza dough out onto a baking sheet or pizza tray. Drizzle the dough lightly with olive oil and sprinkle a little bit of salt and fresh cracked pepper. Lay the chorizo slices across the dough, followed by the grilled peach slices, and then sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese on top of the peaches. Bake the pizza for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the toppings are crispy. Remove from the oven and immediately scatter the crispy, caramelized onions on top of the pizza.
3. Just before serving, garnish the pizza with fresh basil. Cut into squares or slices and serve immediately.