As well as sending a salad mix of greens the farm sent us a bag of what they called sauté mix last week. They are wonderful just sautéed up as a side dish but I wanted to find other uses for them as well. I thought they would add a fresh flavor to a pizza. I know typically when you get a pizza with greens on it the greens are put on after the pizza is cooked, sort of like a salad on a pizza. I'm not really a fan of cold lettuce on my hot pizza so I thought why not just cook them like any other topping. I hoped they would wilt instead burn & that's exactly what happened. The prosciutto added a nice but of saltiness against the fresh, sweet greens.
pizza dough for 1 pizza (our favorite pizza dough recipe)
1 T olive oil plus extra to oil the baking sheet
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 c mozzarella
6 stalks asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 c spring green mix
2 - 3 sliced prosciutto, torn into pieces
fresh grated Parmesan
Preheat oven to 450 F.
In a small sauté pan heat the olive oil & garlic over medium high heat until garlic softens & is fragrant.
Blanch the asparagus in boiling water until just bright green. Drain.
Lightly oil the baking sheet. Spread out the dough to desired thickness. Brush the dough with the garlic infused oil including the garlic pieces. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Add the asparagus, greens & prosciutto on top of the mozzarella. Grate some fresh Parmesan over the top.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden on the bottom, cheese is melted & the greens are wilted.
makes 1 pizza