Whether you prefer to cook with natural charcoal or propane, grilling pizza outdoors makes for a fun, collaborative meal—appetizer through dessert. Thanks to initial coaching from friends Brian Bicknell and Pat Riddle, it has become Pam’s favorite summertime meal.

Pam shares a couple of topping recipes, but of course, the idea is to do what your own taste—and garden—suggest. Fight the urge to overload grilled pizzas, especially with liquidly substances, like chopped tomatoes or sauce. A few well-chosen ingredients go a long way here.

Complete How-To for Summer Flatbread Pizza:

Want to learn more about growing food in your own backyard and cultivating a lawn that supports the environment? Read Pam Denholm’s accompanying article, “Lawn to Lettuce.”