California Walnut Pizza Dough

  • Yield: 6 servings


2cups all-purpose flour
3/4cup whole wheat flour
1package (1/4 oz.) quick-rise yeast
1-1/2teaspoon granulated sugar
1-1/2teaspoon salt
1/2cup California walnuts
3/4cup warm water



Combine flours, yeast, sugar, salt and walnuts in food processor. Whirl until walnuts are finely chopped. With motor running, gradually add 3/4 cup warm tap water. Process until dough forms a ball and comes away from sides of processor. Dough should be soft and moist. Let rest 15 minutes. 


Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. With lightly oiled hands, divide dough in half; pat and stretch dough into two 9 to10-inch circles (or more, smaller dough circles if you’re making individual pizzas). Coat one side of dough generously with oil; place oiled side down onto grill. Close grill lid and grill 3-4 minutes until top is puffed and bottom is well-browned. Remove and place grilled side up on a baking sheet. 


Top with desired toppings such as pesto, goat cheese, Parmesan, zucchini and toasted walnuts and return to grill, cover and cook 5-6 minutes until bottom side is well-browned and cheeses are melted.