Grilled Garlic Breadsticks With Sweet and Zesty Sauce

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“Those garlicky, buttery, crispy, chewy breadsticks you love at the pizza shop are easy to make at home, too. And in the summer, ir's even easier. No need to crank up the oven. Just toss them on them on the grill with whatever else you're cooking. The sesasoning blend in this recipe - kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper and onion powder - is a pretty traditional take on garlic breadsticks. But it would easy to play with, adding the kick with chili powder or paprika, or even cumin and cinnamon. For a dessert version, make a seasoning mix from 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. cardamom, and 1/4 tsp. kosher salt. Make an instant dipping sauce by microwaving purchased vanilla frosting.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a grill to medium-high.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into large rectangles. Use a pizza wheel or knife to cut dough into long strips, then cut each strip in to roughly 5-inch lengths. Set aside.
  3. In a wide shallow bowl, mix 1/2 tablespoons of the salt, garlic powder, pepper and onion powder.
  4. Place butter in a second wide shallow bowl.
  5. One or two at a time, place strips of dough in butter and turn to coat evenly.
  6. Shake off any excess butter, then lightly dredge strips through seasoning mix to coat. Set side.
  7. In a blender, combine diced tomatoes, (with any juice in the can), remaining salt, garlic cloves, honey, balsamic vinegar, oregano, thyme and hot sauce. Purée until smooth, then transfer to a small saucepan and heat over low.
  8. While sauce heats, arange dough strips on hot grill, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Cover and grill for 1-2 minutes or until the strips are puffed and lightly browned on the bottoms. Flip and grill, covered, for another minute. Serve breadsticks with dipping sauce.

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