It’s summer so light, quick, seasonal and easy is the name of the game. And it doesn’t get more summery than this Easy Zucchini and Corn Grilled Naan Pizza!
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In the Oven or On the Grill, It’s All Good!
You can make this pizza on the grill or in the oven. Both turn out fabulously well. I buy my naan at the grocery store and top it with some olive oil, Parmesan, ricotta cheese, red onions, sliced zucchini and fresh summer corn! Pop it onto the grill or directly into a hot oven and a few minutes later you can enjoy a feast! You can add leftover roasted chicken or store bought rotisserie chicken if desired!
How I Add Greens to My Pizzas!
When I make pizzas I usually toss arugula with a little extra virgin olive oil, add a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice, toss with sea salt and pepper and place heaps of it on top of each slice. It’s a vegetable extravaganza!
Alright Mr. Demille, I am Ready For My Close Up…
Let’s get up close and personal with these toppings… gorgeous, amiright? I bet you’re drooling. Don’t worry, I am too. By the way, I ate this whole pizza for lunch as soon as the pictures were taken. That warm soft naan, that melted ricotta cheese and those fresh veggies…swoon! I ate the second pizza for breakfast the next morning, with a poached egg on top. And it was heavenly!
The Recipe: Easy Zucchini & Corn Grilled Naan Pizza!
Tips and what you will need: Buy pre-made naan at the grocery store. You can add leftover roasted chicken or store bought rotisserie chicken if desired!
Easy Zucchini & Corn Grilled Naan Pizza!
Yield 4 pizzas
An easy pizza made with store bought naan and seasonal summer veggies! The chicken is optional.
1/2 a small red onion, peeled and sliced
3 ears fresh corn, shucked and corn shaved off the cob
4 pieces store bought naan
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (give or take)
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 -2 cups full fat ricotta cheese
2 cups leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken, shredded (optional)
1 med zucchini, washed and very thinly sliced
3 cups baby arugula
lemon juice, to taste
sea salt/pepper, to taste
red pepper flakes, to taste if desired
Preheat oven or grill to 425 degrees. If using oven place rack in center position
Prepare all ingredients so they are ready to go
Heat a pan on med heat, add a little olive oil
When oil is hot add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally
Add corn to pan and cook for 3-4 more minutes stirring occasionally
While corn cooks, brush naan lightly with olive oil
Sprinkle naan with freshly grated parmesan cheese
Place ricotta by the spoonful onto naan, then add chicken (if using)
Place sliced zucchini onto naan
Then spoon corn and onions onto bread
Sprinkle fairly generously with sea salt and black pepper
Place pizza directly onto BBQ grill or oven rack, close lid/door and allow to cook for 6-8 minutes or until bread is golden, cheese is melted and zucchini edges are browned a little (helpful hint: If using the oven, place a piece of foil in the bottom of oven to catch any dripping cheese or veggies that fall off)
While pizza cooks, put arugula into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, toss
Sprinkle greens with sea salt and pepper to taste, toss again
When pizza is ready, remove from heat and sprinkle with red pepper flakes (if desired)
Place as many greens onto pizza as you like and slice, eat and be happy!
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