Sunday, May 30, 2010

pizza pizza pizza

Tonight's dinner was: shaved asparagus pizza. With goat cheese and caramelized onions. And, of course, a more traditional pizza with chicken sausage and mushrooms. But the asparagus pizza was the highlight. Who would think to put asparagus on pizza? Not me! (although its definitely a better idea than ziti--what is the point of putting pasta on top of pizza?) I never would have thought to shave asparagus either. Apparently you can also shave eggplant and zucchini, and probably yellow summer squash, too.







We followed this recipe with a few changes. Mom made whole wheat pizza crust, and it was a larger pizza than 12". After shaving the asparagus, not only did I toss it in olive oil, salt, and pepper, but also a splash of lemon juice and some crushed red pepper. I used about 3 oz of mozzarella and 4 of goat cheese, along with some romano (maybe a little less than a quarter cup? I didn't really measure anything). The asparagus itself was yummy, I think I'm going to try making a salad with shaved asparagus and grape tomatoes sometime this summer.

Hopefully all you homemade-pizza-lovers will try this sometime!

To make and bring to a bbq tomorrow: deviled eggs (with avocado? depends if it magically ripens overnight!), blueberry cornmeal cupcakes, and something else TBD. Happy memorial day!

6 comments:

Piri said...

We had asparagus pizza tonight too! Plus pizzas with onions, mushrooms, green peppers, jalapeños and homegrown broccoli. Yum!

Haven said...

I think pasta on a pizza is a great idea!

Innes said...

piri did you use the same recipe from smitten kitchen??

Lynnis said...

I love caramelized onions on pizza. I was never an onion fan but Kathleen served it this way and I was hooked. To ripen avocado over night pack it in a baggie with flour.

Karen said...

I love the idea of having asparagus in a pizza. I think I should try it as well. Thanks for sharing this. papajohnscoupons

Piri said...

We made homemade pizzas for a family dinner, with no recipe. We had a lot of asparagus, so we steamed some and added it to one of the pizzas. Guy is a bread expert now, so he made the dough.