Strawberries on pizza? Yes please! Trust me, this Strawberry Balsamic Pizza is worth trying.
I came up with this simple, maybe odd, recipe while searching for a unique way to use strawberries. My first reaction was, "who the heck puts fruit on pizza?" Followed by, "sounds about right."
The chewy crust, creamy cheese, sweet strawberries and tangy balsamic all come together in a delicious bite that you will want to eat over and over! And no, I’m NOT crazy. If you think about it, tomatoes are technically a fruit too 😉
How To Make Strawberry Balsamic Pizza
- Pizza dough
- Mozzarella cheese
- Balsamic glaze
- Fresh basil
Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough
This recipe uses a simple 4-ingredient dough made with Greek yogurt, but store-bought dough works just as well. I love this Greek yogurt pizza dough because it's high in protein, packed with probiotics and soft and bouncy like regular dough.
- Plain non-fat Greek yogurt: I've used Stonyfield, Fage, and Chobani for this dough and it always turns out great! Be sure to drain excess liquid before mixing. Trust me, you'll need an extra 2 cup of flour to keep the dough from sticking to anything and everything. You can use a cheese cloth, a paper towel in a colander, or a strainer. My favorite/laziest method is to fold a few paper towels, place them over my measuring cup filled with yogurt, flip, and let it drain into the sink. Doesn't matter how you do it, just DON'T SKIP THIS STEP.
- Bread flour: no bread flour? no problem. It produces a soft, bouncy dough because it's lower in protein, but you can do a 1:1 substitution with any flour.
- Baking powder
- Kosher salt
You can make Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with a variety of cheeses, but I tried to keep it simple. If you want to be adventurous, try adding crumbled goat cheese with the mozzarella or use a mix of ricotta and parmesan.
Budget Friendly Tips
Balsamic Reduction (Balsamic Glaze)
Don't waste your money on a fancy bottle at the grocery store. If you have balsamic vinegar you're all set! Heat 1 cup of vinegar in a saucepan until it is reduced in volume by half (reduction.. get it??). It takes about 10-15 minutes depending on how thick you want it. It will also thicken as it cools.
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Strawberry Balsamic Pizza
GREEK YOGURT PIZZA DOUGH*
- 1 cup bread flour**
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt, excess liquid drained
- Olive oil
- Strawberries, thinly sliced
- Fresh basil
- Salt & pepper
- balsamic glaze
For the Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough:
- Preheat oven or grill to 400°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add yogurt and mix until a dough starts to form. Place dough on a lightly floured, clean surface and knead until dough forms into a ball. If it's still sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour and continue to knead. Repeat until dough is soft and no longer sticking.
If using store-bought dough:
- Lightly oil one side of the dough and place it on a grill or baking sheet. Cook until crispy, oil the top side and flip. Top with mozzarella and strawberry slices and cook until cheese melts.
- Remove pizza from grill or oven. Top it with a sprinkle of basil, salt, pepper, and drizzle with balsamic glaze.