Shaved Asparagus Pizza

By • May 9, 2011 • 14 Comments


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Author Notes: This pizza was born from a pizza showdown. Or a throwdown (minus Bobby Flay). After weeks of back and forth email taunts, my friends and I gathered for a 'food fight' and whipped out some amazing, delicious pizzas. My fresh, bright, flavorful (yet simple) shaved asparagus pizza, with a fresh arugula salad on top, won the contest! (see more about the showdown: http://lovesfoodlovestoeat.blogspot.com/2011/04/food-fight-pizza-showdown.html)

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Makes 1 medium sized pizza

  • Your favorite pizza dough
  • 1 bunch asparagus, shaved lengthwise with a vegetable peeler (try it, its fun!)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • Pine nuts
  • ½ -2 cups grated fontina
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • Shaved parmesan
  • A large bowl full of fresh arugula tossed with fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, a splash of vinegar, and salt and pepper—to taste
  1. Preheat oven according to dough instructions. Prepare your dough according to directions, stretch it, and lay it on a pizza peel or pan coated with cornmeal. Bush a light amount of olive oil on the dough, sprinkle on garlic and sea salt.
  2. Top with grated fontina and parm, and a hearty amount of asparagus, you really want to mound the asparagus on, because it will baked down. Sprinkle on pinenuts.
  3. Bake pizza according to directions for the dough—the bottom should be slightly crispy and golden, and the asparagus should be just browning around the loose edges. Remove the pizza from the oven and transfer to a cutting board.
  4. Before serving, top with arugula and shaved parm, and another spritz of lemon if needed.

Comments (14) Questions (0)

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

This looks absolutely fabulous!

Me

almost 3 years ago wssmom

This is on my list for weekend delights!

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almost 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Let me know how it turns out!

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almost 3 years ago TiggyBee

Yum! That's a great looking pizza! Love the thin crust!!

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almost 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Thanks! The crust we used was from 101 Cookbooks--there's a link to it in my Pizza Showdown blog post (linked above).

Tini

almost 3 years ago Kersh in the Kitch

This pizza looks amazing! So fresh and spring-y!! Can't wait to try it!

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almost 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Thanks!! Super fresh and spring-y!

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almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Ooh, wow. I would definitely want to be hanging around for the spoils of that contest!

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almost 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

OH yes.. we had about 10 pizzas when it was all said and done! Each one delicious!

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almost 3 years ago marshengrl99

I like the idea of shaving the asparagus! And sorry, I had Bobby Flay to myself at Belmont Park the other morning!!!!!

Me

almost 3 years ago wssmom

Jealous!

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almost 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Double jealous! Love me some Bobby Flay!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yum! What a fun contest.

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almost 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Thanks! It was fun... and tasty!