Tart cherries, creamy goat cheese, peppery arugula, and sweet balsamic drizzle are a delicious combination of flavor on top of this grilled pizza!
In case you are living under a rock and haven’t noticed, it’s cherry season! I actually feel like I’m getting a late start sharing the cherry recipes with you. My excuse is that by the time I get around to actually making something with them they are usually gone. I lack cherry self control and eat them like there is a shortage and the stores won’t carry them anymore. Do you have this problem too? It’s really rather embarrassing when your husband comes in the kitchen and your cheeks are stuffed with cherries and the juice is dribbling down your chin.
Lucky for you I found a little self control and was able to save enough of my cherries to make this delicious Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Pizza. This pizza is perfect for summer. Not only are we using delicious seasonal summer cherries, but we are also grilling the pizza dough rather than baking it.
If you’ve never grilled pizza dough it’s actually quite simple. The main things to remember are to oil the grates of your grill well so the dough doesn’t stick and brush the pizza dough with olive oil. Make sure you have your tongs or a spatula near by so you can flip the pizza dough when it’s ready. Once the dough is flipped you need to work quickly to get the toppings on the pizza. Luckily this cherry and goat cheese pizza is very simple so all that’s required is sprinkling on the crumbled goat cheese and scattering on the cherries. The length of time the pizza needs to grill will depend on your grill. Mine took about 2-3 minutes per side.
Once you remove the pizza from the grill top it with arugula, balsamic drizzle, and a sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. The tartness of the cherries, creaminess of the goat cheese, peppery bite of the arugula, and sweetness from the balsamic drizzle were absolutely delicious on top of the grilled crust! Not only is this pizza great for dinner, but could easily be served as an appetizer as well. If you’ve never tried making a grilled pizza this Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Pizza is the perfect one to start with!