Foodland Ontario – Asparagus Pizza an Ontario spring treat


Asparagus PizzaTHUNDER BAY – In the spring, it is delicious asparagus that graces the farmer’s markets and grocery store shelves. This makes for the opportunity for a delicious blend of flavour and colour. Our friends at Foodland Ontario offer this tasty spring Asparagus pizza recipe for your enjoyment. Substitute your favourite fat-reduced cheese for a change of style.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Makes: 8 slices

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 Ontario Onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
  • 8 to 10 stalks Ontario Asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces
  • 1 medium Ontario Greenhouse Tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 baked 12-inch (30 cm) whole wheat pizza crust
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chèvre cheese, crumbled
Preparation Instructions:

In frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion and garlic until softened and golden, about 8 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar; stir. Add asparagus; cook for 3 minutes. Add tomato, basil, and salt and pepper to taste; cook for 1 minute.

Spread asparagus mixture over whole-wheat pizza crust; top with chèvre cheese.

Place pizza directly on middle oven rack (for softer, chewier crust, bake on cookie sheet). Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven (or according to pizza crust directions on package) for 6 to 8 minutes or until crust browns. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble.

Nutritional Information:

1 Slice

  • Protein: 5.0 grams
  • Fat: 4.0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 27.0 grams
  • Calories: 171


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