This Roasted Grape Goat Cheese Balsamic Pizza is quick to assemble with only four ingredients and a gluten-free crust. Great as a vegetarian option!
Roasted Grape Goat Cheese Balsamic Pizza = Something You Must Try.
Well. First I try to convince you to roast cherries, and now I'm doing my best to persuade you to roast grapes. Sheesh.
Don't get me wrong. I love raw cherries. I love raw grapes. But roasting them takes you on a whole new adventure and I think you should come along for the ride.
Now that I've discovered Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, pizza has become a regular thing around here when I want an easy, casual meal. I recently posted a recipe for Smoky Chipotle Shrimp Pizza and told you how surprised we were to find we liked the gluten-free pizza crust. Last time I served a variety of pizzas, friends commented that they actually liked the gluten-free crust more than a wheat flour one, and I received emails telling me the same from readers who made it themselves.
This Roasted Grape Goat Cheese Balsamic Pizza has a fabulous combination of flavours: soft salty goat cheese, sweet caramelized grapes and rich and glossy balsamic vinegar.
If you're skeptical about roasting grapes, I going to do my best to convert you! My Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini was the inspiration for this pizza recipe. Roasting draws out the natural sugars in fruit and enhances its flavour. Roasted grapes are incredible and you just have to try them for yourself to believe it. We usually think of eating grapes in one of two ways: raw, fresh and straight from the vine . . . or made into wine! But roasted? Seriously? Oh yes.
One of the things we love to do when we travel is visit wineries and vineyards. We stayed in this spectacular agritourismo on a beautiful vineyard near Trento in the Alto-Adige region of South Tyrol in norther Italy. Can you believe this view from our room?
Grapes as far as the eye can see!
While these grapes in Italy are grown strictly for wine, we love the look of grapevines, so we planted some in our yard.
These are grapes for eating, not for wine. Denis obviously did a great job researching how to grow them, because the vines are loaded this year.
This recipe for Roasted Grape Goat Cheese and Balsamic Pizza calls for red grapes, but I'm betting green ones would be just as fabulous. So next time you buy a bunch of grapes, consider roasting them. They're just so . . . sophisticated! And then, try them
- on crostini
- as an addition to a cheese plate
- sprinkled on a salad
- as a topping for vanilla ice cream
- and on this pizza
Roasted Grape Goat Cheese Balsamic Pizza
- 1 12-inch gluten-free pizza crust, baked ( I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix)
- 1/2 cup soft goat cheese
- 1 cup red grapes
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- balsamic drizzle
- fresh thyme sprigs
- Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare crust according to package directions and bake for 7 - 9 minutes.
- Spread with goat cheese.
- Top with grapes and red onions.
- Bake for a further 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and crust is lightly browned.
- Drizzle with balsamic reduction and fresh thyme leaves.