It has been hot here. Well warm enough for me to not want to cook inside anyway. If you follow me on Instagram then you have probably noticed that this results in me grilling all the things. I’ve been grilling steaks, burgers, chicken, vegetables and most recently these Grilled Greek Flatbread Pizzas that are loaded with lamb, feta, olives, tomatoes and capers.
This is one of those dishes that when making I kind of knew that it wouldn’t go over great with the little ones. The feta can be kind of tangy. The olives and capers are pretty briny and not many kiddos (or at least mine anyway) are huge fans of tomatoes and lettuce. That being said, I made it anyway.
Because sometimes, just sometimes, mama needs a mama friendly dinner.
I am not in the “i’ll make several different things for dinner” camp. I make one dinner and we all eat it. Well at least part of it. I knew there were parts that my kiddos would eat individually. Kellan and Preston both love lamb and flatbread. Kellan loves capers. Preston loves olives. But neither like feta, tomatoes or lettuce so the pizza was all for me. I wanted all of the goodness in one glorious bite.
Grilling pizza is not new to me. Grilling flatbread pizzas is. Just like any grilled pizza, I wanted to make sure I had all of my toppings on hand and ready to go right next to the grill. You want to do this because the flatbread itself cooks pretty fast so you don’t want it to burn as you search around for your toppings.
Now, feta doesn’t really melt all that well so one of the things I wanted to make sure I did was to pulse the crumbled feta in the food processor just a few times so that it gets nice and small. I did that so that it would melt slightly when I heated it on the grill. It worked perfectly it melted ever so slightly giving the pizza a soft cheesy bite.
Next came all the goodies. I topped this pizza with ground lamb, sliced kalamata olives, capers, lettuce, tomatoes and chopped fresh oregano. It could really not be easier to make. You can even cook the lamb in a cast iron skillet on your grill if you want to make the entire dish outside.
I served these Greek Flatbread Pizzas with salad and white wine.
Because sometimes…mama needs her wine too. :)
Lady GourmetJune 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm
Dear Des, I just love the idea of using flatbread for pizza. This sounds absolutely wonderful. I love fresh Mediterranean dishes like this…I am actually going to the Greek festival next weekend! This is right up my alley…perfect dear! xo, Catherine
KirstenJune 15, 2015 at 11:05 am
These grilled flatbreads look so incredible! The perfect meal for an ‘it’s too hot out yet the natives still expect to be fed’ type of day. I’ve been squirreling day old/reduced price naan breads away in the freezer for the day I’m just not in the mood to make dough.
Now I’ve got topping inspiration.
Faith (An Edible Mosaic)June 15, 2015 at 7:07 am
I can’t get enough Greek salad – it’s one of my favs! I love the idea of putting it on a pizza!
Kaitie LawlorJune 15, 2015 at 5:47 am
easy and delicious… plus no cooking inside is definitely a win in my books!
Taylor @ Food Faith FitnessJune 15, 2015 at 4:53 am
Grilled pizza is basically my life…and so is Greek food. So this pizza? I want to eat it for ALL the meals that I have left on planet earth. NO EXAGGERATION. Pinned!
Linda OmuraJune 15, 2015 at 4:08 am
That looks like an amazingly delicious summer dish. I love to put bread on the grill. I want one and it’s only 7am.
Pam Armstrong GreerJune 15, 2015 at 3:53 am
I love the idea of processing the feta a bit – that’s genius!
ElizabethJune 15, 2015 at 12:23 am
Mmm I love Greek flavours and I’m sure I’d love this pizza too – made with Shetland lamb, of course! :D
Sara WelchJune 14, 2015 at 11:49 pm
This is such a great idea, I haven’t grilled pizza in ages and considering I love greek food I need to try this soon!