This is my go to Pizza. It’s simple, colourful and full of flavour. Asparagus is also a great source of fibre, folate and vitamin C. What a great vegetable to add to a traditionally vitamin lacking meal! The rich earthy flavour of the Fontina cheese and the slightly nutty flavour of the Asiago cheese pairs wonderfully with the slightly bitter taste of asparagus.
1 ball of New York style pizza dough (You can buy pre-made dough or make your own. I used this recipe)
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
½ Tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded Fontina cheese
¼ cup shredded Asiago cheese
1 cup fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into ½ inch pieces
Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of your oven and pre-heat to 500 degrees. The hotter the oven, the better the pizza!
Chop asparagus into ½ inch pieces, discarding the woody base. Set aside.
Using the toss and turn method, stretch out your pizza dough until it is as thin as it will get without breaking apart. Place dough on heated pizza stone and bake for about 7 minutes.
Remove the pizza stone from the oven and quickly brush with olive oil and minced garlic. Sprinkle pizza with red pepper flakes and freshly ground pepper. Spread the fresh asparagus pieces across the dough and top with Fontina and Asiago cheese.
Return pizza stone to the heated oven and bake for an additional 7 minutes or until the crust is lightly charred and the cheese is bubbling.
Let cool, slice and enjoy.