Rob Mondavi Jr.’s Grilled Pizza

Flatbread Pizza

The son of Michael and Isabel Mondavi and grandson of California wine pioneer Robert Mondavi, Rob Mondavi Jr. is firmly rooted in the family tradition of wine.

He is the winemaker for Michael Mondavi Family Estate, which produces bottlings under the M, Isabel Mondavi, Medusa and Spellbound labels, in addition to a line of wines made in partnership with celebrity chef Tyler Florence.

Mondavi suggests firing up a few of these pies as snacks for guests at dinner parties before the main course is served.

  • One 32 ounce dough ball
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 6 large tomatoes, cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Separate dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ¼-inch thick disk. Brush with olive oil and place on the grill. Cook one side only for 2–3 minutes. Remove the dough from grill and set aside.

Brush the tomato slices with olive oil and place on the grill for 1–2 minutes, making sure not to turn them. In a bowl, combine the feta cheese, basil, salt and black pepper. Place the grilled side of the tomatoes on the cooked side of the pizza crust. Top with feta cheese mixture. Place the pizzas back on the grill. Cook the raw dough side for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and serve. Repeat for the remaining three dough portions. Serves 4.

Published on January 8, 2016