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Spicy Grilled Vegan Pizzas with Summer Squash and Pine Nuts

Serves 4 to 6
Time 1 hr
Who says pizza needs cheese? These pies get big flavor from a quick herb sauce spiked with plenty of chile flakes. Watch our how-to video.
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon plus pinch coarse sea salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes plus more for sprinkling
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 medium summer squash or zucchini
  • 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough thawed if frozen
  • 1 medium sweet onion very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted and chopped
Method

Combine cilantro, parsley, mint, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, chile flakes and 3 tablespoons of the oil in a food processor. Pulse just until herbs are chopped. Scrape down the sides of the processor. With the motor running, add 1 tablespoon water.

Using a vegetable peeler, shave squash in thin lengthwise ribbons until you have about 2 cups, with just the seedy core remaining; discard core or reserve for another use. Toss ribbons with remaining pinch salt.   

Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking. Divide pizza dough into 4 equal balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball out to a rough circle about 8 inches in diameter. Brush both sides with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and transfer to baking sheets or cutting boards and cover dough with kitchen towels or parchment paper.   

Place dough circles 2 at a time on the grill and cook until bottoms are browned and charred in spots, 2 to 3 minutes, using tongs or a spatula to move and rotate crusts frequently. Transfer crusts, browned-side up, back to the baking sheets. Layer evenly with onion and squash ribbons, and drizzle evenly with herb mixture. Slide pizzas 2 at a time back on the grill. Cover grill and cook until bottoms are browned and vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes, rotating pizzas frequently. Sprinkle pizzas with pine nuts and chile flakes, and drizzle lightly with oil.

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  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon plus pinch coarse sea salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes plus more for sprinkling
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 medium summer squash or zucchini
  • 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough thawed if frozen
  • 1 medium sweet onion very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted and chopped