Recipe: asparagus pizza

  • Updated: March 12, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Asparagus, Prosciutto and Pine Nut Pizza √

Serves 8 (2 slices each)

Note: Fresh spring asparagus and prosciutto — a nice intro to spring — make a delicious and unexpected substitute for the heavier, more traditional pizza toppings. From Meredith Deeds.

Dough

3 1/3 c. whole-wheat white flour (or substitute 2 c. unbleached white and 1 1/3 c. whole wheat)

• 1 tsp. salt

• 1 tbsp. honey

• 1 pkg. instant yeast

• 1 1/3 c. warm water (body temperature)

• 1 tbsp. olive oil

• Extra flour for rolling out the pizza

Pizza toppings

• Cornmeal

• 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

• 1 garlic clove, minced

• 2 c. (1 1/2-in.) pieces asparagus, cut in half lengthwise

• 1 tsp. grated lemon zest

• Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

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