I don’t know about you guys, but I am loving this new Friday afternoon pizza ritual. I know I’ve only been sharing our weekly pizza recipe for a few weeks, but man, I’m loving ushering in the weekend with some fun pie combination. Plus, there is something very relaxing about “making it” to my pizza post every week. Writing this on Thursday evening is like the first sign that the weekend is near. Me likey.
This pie may seem a little “out there” but the idea of grapes on a pizza has been rattling around in my noggin ever since Krissie had a pizza with grapes on it when we went out to dinner earlier in the fall. I don’t remember all the details of Krissie’s pizza, but the grape thing definitely stuck. I decided the sweet grapes would be a nice pairing with savory chicken and bright and flavorful pesto. And man, it was.
I’m not sure I’d choose this pizza for every Friday night. Don’t get me wrong, it was absolutely delicious, but it wasn’t very pizza-y, if you catch my drift. This felt fancy, light and gourmet. Not adjectives I normally associate with pizza. Normally, with a pizza I drink a nice, cold beer, but this pizza just begged for a glass of white wine. I’d love to try these toppings on grilled flatbreads in the summer.
Last week I made a pizza with breakfast sausage, carmelized onions, apples, and a boatload of gouda cheese. It was absolutely amazing! I’ve seriously been thinking about it ever since.
Strangest thing on a pizza (and now a regular visitor to all pizza bases) is fresh avocado! It sounds disgusting and mushy, but I always have it with smoked cheese, caramalized leeks … and the once it’s cooked it gets slathered in chunky bits of avocado. =) seemingly-disgusting-but-actually-incredible.
There is a gourmet pizza chain here in Australia once sold Shepherd’s pie pizza. It wasn’t that tasty and was really heavy from all the mashed potato.
Grapes on pizza! Huh! Well actually it’s not really that much weirder than pineapple, and that’s pretty normal, right?
I don’t think I’ve ever had any super unusual pizza toppings, myself. Maybe I should branch out a little. 🙂