Enjoy every ounce of summer with this super easy and flavorful Summer Corn and Blueberry Grilled Pizza with Whipped Goat Cheese and Grilled Scallions!
From the end of June through the end of July, every single day feels like Saturday for us teachers. But now it's mid-August. AND EVERY SINGLE DAY FEELS LIKE SUNDAY NIGHT. Some fellow teacher friends have already begun posting on Facebook about their way-too-vivid back to school nightmares. I personally don't get those, but that's probably because I have the greatest teaching job of all time.
Physical education Elementary school band.
I literally play instruments all day long. And sure, I have to deal with trumpets and saxophones blasting at my face all day long, but let's be real. It's a sweet gig.
A gig I'm not quite ready to go back to yet. Summer is just so freaking fantastic. And you better believe I'm soaking up every free moment with my little baby girl. How is she almost 14 months already? Time... slow the heck down.
One way I love holding on to summer (for dear freaking life)? Grilling. Anything. Everything.
There's nothing more summery than a spatula in one hand, a beverage in the other (I'm looking at your Peach Basil Arnold Palmer Cocktail), and grilling up some LEGIT grub on the grill. This is my latest obsession... grilled pizza. And when it's topped with in-season produce like this Summer Corn and Blueberry Grilled Pizza with Whipped Goat Cheese, I'm ? ? ? ? .
So a few things.
First, this Summer Corn and Blueberry Grilled Pizza with Whipped Goat Cheese might be more aptly called a flatbread, since the toppings are placed on the dough after it's already cooked. Put it's still pizza like, so we're going with calling it a pizza. Whatever.
Second, if you've never grilled pizza, you need to. It's so much fun. No, the dough doesn't stick to the grates. Well, it does at first. But once it's cooked, the dough will release from the grates completely. It's foolproof.
And third, if you think for one second that putting corn and blueberries on a pizza together is weird or ewwwww, I feel bad for you. Because you are missing out on some serious flavor.
Move over peanut butter and jelly... corn and blueberries are the next flavor power pair.
I honestly had no idea about how well corn and blueberries go together until I had them in a pasta dish at Flour + Water restaurant in San Francisco a few years back. I had a Neo moment... my eyes were now open (Matrix reference...).
Combine that with some grilled scallions (you can totally substitute in some sauteed onions if needed), fresh basil, and whipped goat cheese (ermagherddddddd), and we have one heck of a grilled pizza.
BTW... I'm not a huge goat cheese fan, but this whipped goat cheese is pretty magical. And it's as easy as beating together some goat cheese, cream cheese, and olive oil. Yessssssssssss.
This Summer Corn and Blueberry Grilled Pizza with Whipped Goat Cheese. It's summer on a crust right here.Print
Have I convinced you yet to make some pizza tomorrow? I mean, who doesn't love pizza. And it's so versatile. There's a pizza for pretty much everything. Have some beautiful heirloom tomatoes? Feeling like surf (clams) and turf (chorizo)? Love bbq sauce as much as my wife? Yup, there's a pizza for that.
You can even rock pizza FOR DESSERT. Hello Strawberry Banana Bruleed Pizza (p.s. Strawberry Banana is my fave fruit combo).