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Garlic Sausage, Purple Cauliflower & Green Bean Grilled Pizza

By Denise Jones, member

August 25th, 2009

This pizza was inspired by the beautiful purple cauliflower and fresh garlic sausage from one of our favorite gourmet markets, Bristol Farms in La Jolla.  We also had a few  leftover ingredients from our Saturday night pasta:  French green beans, toasted pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and Pecorino Romano cheese. Because it's a weeknight, I made a quick stop at the store for Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough, mozzarella, and a bottle of wine.

I gently stretched and reshaped the dough into a rustic, round shape (just can't have a rectangular pizza!) and placed it on a pizza stone, which was lightly sprinkled with cornmeal.  I drizzed some olive oil on the dough and then added about 1 cup of grated Mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmigiano and 1/2 cup Pecorino.  Next, I added the toppings:  2 Garlic Sausages (grilled and sliced diagonally about 1/4 inch thick), 1 head of purple cauliflower (separated into flowers, drizzled with olive oil, and roasted in a 450 degree oven for about 12 mintues), about 10 French green beans (cut in half and blanched in salt water for 6 minutes), and the remaining 1 cup Mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmigiano and 1/2 cup Pecorino.  I grilled the pizza, on the pizza stone, covered, for about 12 minutes.  For garnish, I added about 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts and 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh oregano.

It was amazing.  After a few slices of pizza and a glass of Chianti, the stress of Monday drifted off into the cool, night air.

Denise @ There's a Newf in My Soup

Recipe Used: My Own Design - Garlic Sausage, Cauliflower & Green Bean Pizza

posted in: Gallery, cheese, Pizza, garlic, cauliflower, grilled, beans, sausage, bbq
Comments (3)

krunyon writes: This looks like a keeper, beautiful and nutritious! Posted: 1:57 pm on September 18th

legalcat writes: Sarah,

The cauliflower retained its color nicely - I just drizzled it with olive oil, a little salt, and roasted it in the oven for about 10 minutes. Blanching in salt-water may also work, but I like the roasted flavor better. Posted: 10:34 pm on September 15th

sbreckenridge writes: Denise,
how do you keep your purple cauliflower purple when its cooked? It always seems to fade for me. Posted: 1:10 pm on September 11th

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