Grilled Pesto Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella - A fast and easy summer pizza recipe
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Grilled Pizza with Pesto and Mozzarella

This fast and easy grilled pizza recipe is made with bright pesto, fresh mozzarella and topped with a lemony arugula salad.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword grilled pesto pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 264kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 1 inch pre-cooked 12- whole wheat pizza crust such as Trader Joe's
  • ½ cup basil pesto store-bought or homemade
  • 8 ounces part-skim fresh mozzarella sliced in 1/2 in. pieces
  • 12 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 zest and juice of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese and red chili flakes garnish


  • Pre-heat grill over medium heat.
  • Spread the pesto over the pizza crust then top with slices of fresh mozzarella.
  • Grill pizza with the lid open until cheese starts to melt and crust is warmed through, about 8-11 minutes.
  • While pizza is cooking, toss arugula with lemon juice/zest and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve pizza sliced with arugula salad on top. Garnish with parmesan cheese and red chili flakes to serve.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.9g | Protein: 9.1g | Fat: 13.7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 611mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 0.2g