These easy weeknight pizzas are full of surprises. Grill produce like mushrooms, zucchini, red onion, and kale—and pile them onto rounds of store-bought flatbread. Sprinkle on blue cheese and mozzarella to bring a mix of funk and gooeyness. Then, since we have already broken tradition, skip the marinara and drizzle your pizzas with a simple mustard vinaigrette instead. It offsets the rich cheeses and unites the vegetables into bites so satisfying; no one will notice you are having salad for dinner.
- 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
- 12 ounces shiitake- or portobello-mushroom caps, or a combination
- 2 medium zucchinis, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick planks
- 1 bunch lacinato kale, thick stems, and center ribs removed
- 1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
- 4 store-bought flatbreads, such as Stonefire naan
- 12 ounces low-moisture mozzarella, such as Polly-O, shredded
- 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- Prepare grill for direct- and indirect-heat cooking. In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, and oregano, season with salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil; set aside.
- Brush mushrooms, zucchini, kale, and onion with more oil; season with salt. Grill mushrooms over direct heat for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on size. Flip mushrooms: add zucchini and onion to grill and cook 5 minutes more. Flip zucchini and onion; add kale to grill.
- Continue cooking, flipping kale once, until everything is charred in places and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer to a platter or board. Top flatbreads evenly with about two-thirds of mozzarella. Divide mushrooms and vegetables evenly among flatbreads. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and blue cheese.
- Place pizzas over indirect heat and grill, covered, maintaining a temperature of about 400°F, just until bread is charred in places and mozzarella melts, 7 to 9 minutes (if bread is not crisping along bottom and edges, transfer pizzas to direct heat in last minute of cooking). Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve warm.
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