Asparagus-Pistachio Pizza

Asparagus-Pistachio Pizza

Beautiful, delicious, nutrient rich asparagus served a new way that the entire family will love.  Makes 2 small pizzas.  Serves 4-8.  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (22-ounce package whole wheat pizza dough, split in two
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups grated mozzerella
  • 1 bunch asparagus (20-40 stalks)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan, preferably Parmigiano Reggiano
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • pinch of salt

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Roll out or stretch each piece of dough to about 12-inch round and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon EVOO on each pizza, then sprinkle with salt, garlic and mozzarella.
  4. Trim asparagus to about 6-inches long, slicing any thick stalks in half lengthwise.
  5. Lay asparagus out in radiating pattern over cheese.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan and pistachios over the asparagus.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is golden brown.
  8. Serve warm.
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