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March 15, 2017
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Asparagus Ribbon Pizza

Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

Can we just talk about this time of year?

The time when California asparagus is in so much abundance that you could literally eat it every day of the week and not get sick of it?

Our family loves it grilled, roasted, steamed, you name it! But I thought since I’ve been on a pizza kick, we’d try it nestled in between some fabulous dough and gooey cheese…

Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

Then we topped it with crispy bacon, fresh chives and crunchy radish.

Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

Makes me weak in the knees!

 

It’s pretty darn easy to make the “ribbons” from the asparagus…

Peel asparagus

Asparagus peeled

I used a vegetable peeler for better leverage. Just snap the bottom of the stalk off and run the peeler down the side of the asparagus stalk. I found that once I got about halfway through the stalk, it was easier to keep the peeler still and pull the asparagus up. Just use whatever method that works best for you!

Asparagus peeled

It only took about 10 minutes for me to peel about 20 stalks worth of ribbons.

Pizza dough on pizza stone

Using the pizza dough recipe included (or you can use store-bought pizza dough to keep things more simple), stretch the dough onto the pizza stone.  

Brush the dough with garlic-olive oil mixture

Brush the dough with a garlic-olive oil mixture.

Add cheese and asparagus ribbons to pizza

Dot with fresh mozzarella (you can use basic shredded mozz too). Top with the asparagus ribbons. I got fancy and used a basket-weave pattern, but feel free to just randomly toss the ribbons on top of the cheese.  

Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

Add a thin layer of shredded parmesan to the top and bake at 500 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Bacon added to Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

Once out of the oven, top with crispy bacon…

Chives added to Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

Add chives…

Radish added to Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

And crunchy radish!

Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

Slice up and enjoy!

Asparagus Pizza Ribbon

So good!

Here is the recipe for ya…

Asparagus Ribbon Pizza

Course dinner, Lunch

Ingredients
  

Toppings

  • 15-20 spears of asparagus
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Sprig of chives, chopped
  • 2 radish bulbs, rough chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prepare dough according to directions, or use store-bought pizza dough.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, create ribbons with the asparagus spears (I got about 4-5 ribbons from each spear).
  • Stretch dough onto a pizza stone dusted with cornmeal (optional).
  • Combine olive oil and garlic in a small bowl and brush onto dough and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Add the asparagus ribbons and dust with parmesan cheese and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until done.
  • Immediately after pizza is removed, top with crumbled bacon, chives, and chopped radish.

Notes

If you'd like to make your own dough, refer to our Nectarine Arugula Pizza for dough recipe!
Keyword asparagus, bacon, cheese, chives, garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, pizza, radish
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
 
If you like pizza as much as we do, check out these other California favorites!
 
 

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