You will need:
1.) A recipe for your favorite type of pizza dough. We used this one for a honey whole wheat crust: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianpizzarecipes/r/wheatcrust.htm, or you can use white dough or even frozen dough from the grocery store.
2.) Pesto (ours was a delicious homemade recipe) or store bought will work
3.) Vegetables of your choice to grill; we used yellow squash, zucchini, and red bell pepper (one of each will leave you with extras to snack on)
4.) Shallots or onions
6.) Shredded cheese (We found a pizza blend that is very tasty)
7.) A BBQ
8.) Rolling pin (or sturdy cup)
9.) Fresh basil leaves (optional but delicious)
Step 1: The Dough
Put this on a cutting board or pizza board, and set it aside.
Step 2: The Veggies
Next, open the wine and pour everyone a glass. This is essential to creating a the perfect atmosphere in the kitchen.
Slice up the rest of the veggies into large enough chunks to go on the grill. Coat them with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and a little garlic powder. You can also opt to cut the veggies into bite size pieces now and use a grilling basket or skewers. We opted to grill and then slice.
Once the grill is hot, toss the veggies on and grill until tender, being sure to cook them on both sides.
Don't forget your shallots are still caramelizing!
Once the veggies are done, pull them off the grill and slice them into topping size chunks. Take the shallots off the heat and set aside.
Step 3: Grill the Dough
After all the veggies are off the grill, give it a once over with the grill brush. Carry the dough out on the cutting board and place it towards the center of the grill. After just a few minutes it should begin to bubble and stiffen up enough to be flipped easily.
Flip the dough once it is stiff enough. Cook the other side longer than the first side and remember to place the less done side down, when it goes back on the grill. You can use a spatula or two to assist in the flipping.
Once the dough has baked, pull it off and bring it back in for the toppings.
Step 4: Sauce and Top
Cover with a layer of cheese, and then distribute the veggies, shallots, and basil leaves to your liking. Cover with a little more cheese if you so desire.
Step 5: Back to Grill
Be sure to continue enjoying your wine through this entire process.
Once the cheese has all melted, used a couple of spatulas to remove the pizza from the grill. Bring it inside, cut it up, and get ready to serve.
Step 6: Wine, Dine, Enjoy!