The hotter it gets outside, the less inclined we are to turn on the oven inside. But we often find ourselves craving pizza even during the dog days of summer. Why order delivery when you can make grilled pizza at home right on the grill? Not only is it fun, it's also very easy and satisfying. Our recipe ideas below feature pizzas topped with juicy tomatoes, hummus, feta, pesto, smoked salmon and more -- the options are limitless.
Top this pizza with asparagus, red pepper, goat cheese and pine nuts. Hummus instead of tomato sauce gives it a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern flair. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/mediterranean-grilled-piz_n_1061362.html" target="_hplink">Mediterranean Grilled Pizza recipe</a></strong>
This pizza is spread with mayonnaise and topped with crumbled crispy bacon, lettuce and tomato slices. It's a BLT pizza! <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/blt-grilled-pizza_n_1061361.html" target="_hplink">BLT Grilled Pizza recipe</a></strong>
If you don't have access to a grill, you can still get that grilled pizza taste at home when you use a grill pan. This classic recipe uses jarred sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and store-bought crust for convenience. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/individual-grill-pan-pepp_n_1056840.html" target="_hplink">Individual Grill Pan Pepperoni Pizzas recipe</a></strong>
This pizza features pesto, fresh plum tomato slices and salty, tangy feta cheese. Top it with torn basil for the finishing touch. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-pizza-with-pesto_n_1048911.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Pizza with Pesto, Tomatoes and Feta recipe</a></strong>
These mini pizzas, topped with smoked salmon, are elegant appetizers for a party. Serve with chilled white wine for the perfect pairing. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/smoked-salmon-and-caper-g_n_1061364.html" target="_hplink">Smoked Salmon and Caper Grilled Appetizer Pizzas recipe</a></strong>
Instead of the typical tomato sauce, try pesto as a new pizza topping. With mozzarella and sliced tomatoes, it has all the flavors of a Caprese salad. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pesto-and-tomato-grilled-_n_1061363.html" target="_hplink">Pesto and Grilled Tomato Pizza recipe</a></strong>
P. Allen Smith shows you how to make homemade grilled pizza with a crispy twist.