Tomato, Asparagus, Mozzarella Pizza

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As I mentioned earlier this week, we're heading to Chicago this weekend and I wasn't lying when I said that I had pizza on my mind. It seems like I've had pizza every day this week...the big question is -- will I even want pizza when I get to Chicago? Like that's even a question...of course I will! In my opinion, nothing beats Chicago deep-dish pizza. It is the definition of delicious.

With my simple-to-prepare pizza dough all ready to roll out, I perused our refrigerator looking for fresh ingredients to use for toppings. I realized that I had a ton of leftover asparagus on hand so instead of making one of my favorite pizzas (Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella), I decided to substitute basil with asparagus tips.

To spruce it up a bit and to add a little more flavor, I threw on some baby bellas and sliced red onion. The melted Mozzarella cheese and the mixture of fresh veggies was such a delicious combination. I fell in love at first bite. It also reminded me of the warm weather that is on its way!

Tomato, Asparagus, Mozzarella Pizza

Ingredients:
  • 1 fresh pizza dough (this recipe makes two pizza crusts)
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 plum tomato, cut into slices
  • Asparagus tips (from 5-7 stalks)
  • 1/2 whole red onion, cut in half and sliced thin
  • Baby Portabella mushrooms, sliced (handful) 
  • 3 slices fresh Mozzarella cheese, broken into large chunks
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Roll/stretch out one pizza crust and place on a greased baking sheet or greased pizza pan; sprinkle crust with salt, pepper and rosemary.
  • Top crust in the following order: tomato slices, asparagus tips, red onion slices and baby bellas. Place Mozzarella chunks over the toppings.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly.
  • Repeat with second crust (if you decide to make two pizzas)

8 comments:

Julia said...

I have had pizza on my mind all week too, since my pizza fondue Monday. Last night was taco pizza, tonight will be THIS pizza. Can't wait!

Tracy said...

Love the addition of asparagus! Yum!!

Michelle said...

I just tried asparagus on a pizza a month or so ago and it was so good!

Jenny said...

Looks beautiful, I LOVE pizza and all those ingredients!

Maria said...

This pizza has all of my favorites. I love the asparagus addition!

Appetite for Conversation said...

Looks really great. I'm loving asparagus these days!

Maggy @ Three Many Cooks said...

Wow, this looks incredible! Love the toppings - and your photo is making me drool!

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is a wonderful way to use spring and summer ingredients. I like the addition of the portabello mushrooms.

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