The last time I went to the Farmer’s Market, my hands were so full of strawberries that I couldn’t buy all the other exciting produce that was there. This time, I took an extra pair of hands with me (someone still needs to carry the strawberries!).
This is a pizza from a book I’ve had since I was a kid (“Pizza” by James McNair). I always thought this was the prettiest pizza with its triangle shape and fresh colors.
I used my standard pizza dough recipe (see it here), added the quickly blanched toppings and baked.
It was so good as a pizza, that we made calzones too!
Here’s how you do it:
- Prepare the pizza dough (you can even do this a couple of days in advance).
- Preheat your oven as high as it will go.
- Blanch your choice of vegetables for not more than 2 minutes in boiling water. I used asparagus, broccoli, summer squash and fresh peas.
- Shape a piece of dough into a triangle or whatever shape you like and brush with olive oil.
- Add some cheese to the pizza. I added a cheddar blend. You can use your favorite cheese (even vegan Daiya). The cheese is what holds the veggies in place.
- Add your vegetable toppings.
- Add some diced onions and fresh herbs (optional). I used spring onions from the farmer’s market.
- Bake until the pizza crust is golden.
- Add salt and fresh black pepper.