Spring Pizza

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Spring Pizza

Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with vinaigrette and pecans.

Yield: 5 servings
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 40

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh chives (from 1 bunch), divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded fontina or mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  1. Position rack in lower third of oven, place a pizza stone or large pizza pan on the rack and preheat oven to 450°F for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons oil and garlic in a small bowl; set aside. Trim asparagus spears to about 6 inches long; slice any thicker stalks in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 cup chives, salt and pepper.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 14-inch circle.
  4. Carefully remove the pizza stone or pan from the oven and set on a heatproof surface, such as your stovetop. Place the dough on the stone or pan and brush with the reserved garlic-oil mixture. Arrange the asparagus in a circular pattern on the dough with the tips facing out. Top with cheese and the remaining chives.
  5. Carefully return the stone or pan to the oven and bake the pizza on the lower rack until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 368
fat 20 g (5 g sat, 8 g mono)
cholesterol 25 mg
carbohydrates 39 g
protein 14 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 536 mg
potassium 167 mg

Nutrition Bonus Folate (23% daily value), Vitamin A (20% daily value)

Carbohydrate Serving 2 1/2

Exchanges 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat, 3 fat

From EatingWell March/April 2012