Farmers’ Market Pizza Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Farmers’ Market Pizza

Farmers' Market Pizza

Farmers' Market Pizza

Why rely on store-bought tomato sauce when you can make your own with summer tomatoes? Here, grilled, whole tomatoes are blended with seasonings for a speedy homemade sauce.

  • 6Servings


Tomato Sauce

  • 1 Tbs. canola or grapeseed oil, plus more for brushing grill grate
  • 3 plum tomatoes (3/4 lb.)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes


  • 1 1/2 cups large broccoli florets
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 3 wedges
  • 1 small yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced into 3 wedges
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced into thick rings
  • 1/4 cup canola or grapeseed oil for tossing with vegetables
  • 1 Par-Baked Pizza Crust
  • 1 Tbs. capers, drained (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


1. Brush grill grate well with canola oil, and preheat grill to medium.

2. To make Tomato Sauce: Brush tomatoes with 1 Tbs. canola oil. Grill 5 minutes, or until tender and slightly charred. Purée tomatoes, oregano, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes in blender or food processor. Transfer to bowl.

3. To make Pizza: Toss broccoli, bell peppers, and onion with canola oil in bowl. Place in grill basket or thread onto wooden skewers, and grill 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Cool until easy to handle, then thinly slice bell peppers.

4. Spread Tomato Sauce on Par-Baked Pizza Crust

5. Top with vegetables, capers (if using), and black pepper. Place Pizza on grill, close lid, and cook 5 minutes, or until sauce is warmed and bottom of crust is crispy.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 311
  • Carbohydrate Content: 34 g
  • Fat Content: 18 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 350 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g