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rustic farmstand pizza
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

THE SCENARIO: You’re halfway through your first week back from vacation.

Your family has been eating takeout since you went away and there are no leftovers in the fridge.

Plus it’s humpday and you don’t feel like going to the grocery store and it’s just too hot to put together a full meal.

So what to do for dinner without spending much time and money?

Stop in at Bayview Farm Market in Aquebogue and pick up a ball of fresh pizza dough, a pound of their farmstand-made mozzarella and whatever toppings you like: perhaps a bunch of basil, small ripe tomatoes, baby new potatoes, leeks or mushrooms.

rustic farmstand pizza
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Maybe even some locally grown fava beans that just need to be shelled (let the kids do this), then boiled for 5 to 8 minutes with baking soda, which will makes the skins come off the beans.

One ball of dough makes two 12-inch pizzas.

Roll them out and grill them with olive oil brushed on one side then flip them and put toppings on.

Close the grill top for 7 to 10 minutes and voila: rustic grilled pizza without heating up the kitchen.

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