Category Archives: Spring Recipe

Baby Vegetable Pizza

Baby Vegetable Pizza

Baby carrots…baby corn…baby zucchini…baby spinach. Can you guess the theme to this week’s pizza?

I tossed baby carrots, baby corn, and baby zucchini in garlic and herb basting oil then roasted them in the toaster oven for 20 minutes. After pre-baking the dough I spread on homemade pizza sauce, sprinkled on mozzarella cheese, added baby spinach and the roasted baby vegetables. I baked the pizza for 8 minutes at 500 degrees.

This was a fun to pizza to make! I’m looking forward to our collective beginning again so I can use locally grown vegetables to make nutritious pizzas all summer long. I’m also looking forward to future experiments with other “baby food.”

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Grilled Chicken, Asparagus and Feta Pizza Recipe

Grilled Chicken Asparagus Feta Pizza

I can’t believe I have been making a pizza a week for almost 18 months, but never put asparagus on one. There have been a few times that it has crossed my mind, but it never seemed right. So tonight I set out to make a pizza with the primary goal of using asparagus.

I started by marinating chicken in a lemon garlic marinade. Then I placed a small amount of garlic and herb basting oil on some fresh asparagus. Andrew grilled the chicken and asparagus. Then I quickly chopped the toppings into bite sized pieces.  Next, we grilled the dough for four minutes, then flipped it over and topped the pizza. I spread a light coat of olive oil on the dough, then sprinkled on feta cheese, and lastly arranged the chicken and asparagus. We let the pizza grill for about 4-5 more minutes before taking it off the heat.

The flavors of the feta cheese along with the grilled chicken, asparagus and the crust combined so well and made this pizza taste amazing!

#25: Hummus and Roasted Veggie Pizza Recipe 5/29/10

Almost half way to my goal of 52 pizzas I still love the challenge of creating a non-traditional pizza without marinara. So after I made White Bean Pizza #21 I was really looking forward to my Hummus and Roasted Veggie Pizza recipe. The most common way to enjoy hummus is as a dip with veggies or on a wrap, but of course I thought, “Why not on a pizza?” Tribe is our brand of choice, and for this pizza I used the cracked chili pepper hummus because it has a little kick. One lesson I learned from making my White Bean pizza was that beans hold in heat when baked and a thin layer holds a lot of flavor. So to avoid burning my mouth again, I spread the hummus on pretty thin. Then I sprinkled on mozzarella cheese, and finished topping this tasty pizza with roasted zucchini, onion, and red pepper. I definitely recommend this pizza to anyone interested in trying looking for a healthier pizza or just something different!

#13: Thai Peanut Chicken Pizza Recipe 3/21/10

Thai Peanut Chicken Pizza Recipe

I am so excited for Spring to be here. We have nicer weather, more time outside, and a whole new season of pizza recipes. To me, Spring pizza consists of lots of veggies and fresh flavors. Thai food doesn’t necessarily seem super Springy, but the colors and flavors of the veggies felt like a great start to the season. We bought Thai peanut sauce from Lori’s Natural Foods Center and have been wanting to try it out for a couple of weeks.  Using the peanut sauce, I marinated and then grilled chicken cutlets. I chopped fresh onion, red pepper, garlic and broccoli, then sautéed them with a spritz of canola oil, salt and pepper. I sprinkled a very small amount, I normally heap it on, of mozzarella cheese on the crust, then piled on the veggies and the chopped chicken. Before putting the pizza in the oven I drizzled about two tablespoons of the Thai peanut sauce over the toppings. This pizza tasted so fresh and healthy! You could taste all of the individual flavors of the veggies, and the chicken grilled with the peanut sauce was excellent. What a great start to Spring!