Grilled Lemon + Broccolini Pizza


It’s a weird thing when you realize your parents are old.


Like, it really forces you to wrestle with your own mortality.


It hit me this week when I innocently asked my dad what he was doing and he responded with, “trolling neighborhood watch Facebook groups leaving fake concerns.”


The man is not yet 60, but he is obviously senile. He left a comment on this neighborhood watch site insinuating that renters are the root of the town’s problems. And I quote, “They’re trash. We don’t want ’em!” Insanity ensued obviously. The manΒ got a big kick out of it. Thus sparking a new interest in the latest internet fad – trolling. He’s just truly embracing his realityΒ as a crotchety old grandpa, yet in the modern era he’s able to do it from the comfort of his office chair in front of a computer screen while simultaneously playing Grand Theft Auto.


I suggest he take up walking or playing cards, but he prefers the mystique of his internet persona – I wonder where he gets it from?ΒΏ



Time: 40 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 1 pizza


  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 bundle of broccolini, washed
  • 4 oz. of mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste
  • Cooking spray for the grill

How to:

  • Heat yo grill up!
  • Spray your lemons + broccolini with some cooking spray
  • Arrange on the grill, but not directly over coals or on the hottest part of the grill
  • Grill lemons 2 minutes, flip + grill another 1, remove
  • Flip broccolini after 3 minutes, flip + grill another 2, remove
  • Arrange mozzarella on a pizza crust
  • Top with broccolini + lemon + goat cheese + S+P
  • Spray grill + lay pizza on grill, again not on the hottest part
  • Grill for 3 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted
  • Remove + top with crushed red pepper
  • Take each side of the pizza, fold into a boat + sink into your pie hole


Idea from the latest issue of Food + Wine magazine!


11 thoughts on “Grilled Lemon + Broccolini Pizza

  1. Hungry Breton (Franck) says:

    πŸ˜€ I have enjoyed this little story this morning while sipping on my avocado Latte… Hum… I love how original this recipe is; my favourite pizzas are indeed those with few but bang on ingredients. Nice one!


  2. nutmegandwhiskey says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Your dad is just figuring out how to be a troll, and my dad is just figuring out how to take selfies, food pictures, and videos. I guess the family apple never really falls out of the tree. πŸ˜‚

    Since I’ve never had grilled lemon before, forgive me if this is dumb, but… the peel is not edible, yes? I mean, if you candy a lemon with the peel, it’s delicious… but I’m figuring that grilling does not soften it enough?? Either way, this pizza is more beautiful than I am. 😍 I wanna be slathered in melted goat cheese.

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    • Rachel says:

      All dads gotta start somewhere, ya know??

      Not dumb at all, I had the same thought. It’s edible raw, but like why would you ever do that?ΒΏ Cooked or grilled though, it softens and was actually realllly darn good. I’m not sure they would have grilled well without the peel on nor would it be fun to peel after said grilling because I’m not patient enough to wait for them to cool & I would have burned myself sooooooo πŸ˜€

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