What can you do with this beautiful asparagus?
I have a great recipe for you guys! This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “The First Shoots of Spring”! A perfect theme for the warmer weather!
Shaved Asparagus Pizza
Adapted from Annie’s Eats
Olive oil, for brushing
8 oz. asparagus spears
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
3 oz. spreadable garlic herb cheese, such as Boursin
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Prepared pizza dough
1. Preheat the oven and a pizza stone at 500˚ F for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch round. Lightly brush the surface of the dough with olive oil.
2. Cut the tough woody stems off the ends of the asparagus spears. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the spears into ribbons. You likely will not need all of the asparagus, but use more ribbons than you think you need because it will cook down in the oven.
Pile the asparagus shavings over the top of the mozzarella.
Dot the surface of the pizza with the garlic herb cheese. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
4. Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing and serving. Nutritional value for 1 piece (1/8 of the pizza)
Nutrition Notes: This light herb cheese was delicious. This kind had half the fat of regular and was really rich – I can’t imagine it being an more rich than it is! Yum!
Taste Test: This was one of my favorite pizzas. It was light and the asparagus was absolutely the highlight of the pizza.