Asparagus Pizza

Asparagus Pizza
Staff Writer
Asparagus Pizza

Carly Goldsmith

Asparagus Pizza

My go-to cooking method for asparagus is to toss it in some olive oil and stick it on the grill. And while that is certainly delicious, this time I wanted to think out of the box a bit and try something different with one of my favorite spring vegetables. The result? Asparagus pizza! 

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Ingredients

  • 6-8  stalks asparagus, cut on the bias into one-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Flour, for dusting
  • package whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil, plus more for baking sheet
  • 8  Ounces  fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/4  red onion, thinly sliced
  • Parmesan, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

 

Liberally season the asparagus with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. 

 

Using a rolling pin dusted with flour, roll out the pizza dough to the desired shape. (Since I was baking on a cookie sheet, I made a rectangular pizza, but any shape works.) Place dough on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and drizzle with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Top the dough with the mozzarella, and then add the asparagus and red onion on top of the cheese. 

 

Bake in oven until crust is golden and cheese is hot and bubbly, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with Parmesan, cut into slices, and serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
141mg
47%
Protein
50g
100%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
133mg
31%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
504mg
72%
Selenium, Se
62µg
100%
Sodium, Na
110mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
164g
6%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.