Are you ready for the best and easiest Spring pizza? This Asparagus Pizza requires only a few delicious and nutritious ingredients. It is perfect for weeknight dinners or even Sunday brunch. Why not make this for Mother’s Day or just any family gathering? #ad The sauce for this pizza is a simple mix of farmer’s cheese @lifewaykefir with garlic and herbs.Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
I finally found a good quality farmer’s cheese. As a kid growing up, farmer’s cheese was always present on our table and is an important part of traditional Albanian cuisine. If you are not familiar with farmer’s cheese, it is similar to ricotta or cottage cheese in texture but has a tangy flavor and firmer texture.
Lifeway farmer’s cheese is packed with probiotics, it is gluten-free, up to 99% lactose-free, high in calcium and full of proteins. I genuinely believe in the power of probiotics, and I make sure that my family consumes products that will benefit our gut. In addition, you can find this product in regular, lite or even fat free varieties. I was so excited to use Lifeway Farmer’s Cheese for my spring pizza! I wasn’t disappointed at all. The tangy flavor made my pizza even tastier and delicious! To find this product near you click the link in my bio or swipe up in my stories to find a location.
Asparagus- Asparagus, otherwise known as sparrow grass (it has pointy spears) is a green vegetable with stalks that are firm and straight. It has numerous benefits such as aiding in fighting against some cancers. It is enjoyed roasted, grilled or steamed.
Flatbread- This may be made at home or purchased from the store. As the name suggests, it is a flat, thin bread that is common in Meditteranean cuisine and can be used in place of pizza dough.
This flatbread recipe may be customized to suit your needs. For toppings, you may consider goat cheese and pistachios. You may also add some sausages on top to add some extra flavour to this meal.
Mushrooms, radishes and green peas are also worthy of consideration for topping your flatbread. Asparagus may also be paired with leeks and packed on top of the flatbread.
Another way to make Asparagus Spring Flatbread is by incorporating artichoke as a topping. After preparing your flatbread, top with artichoke, asparagus, cheese and tomatoes. The tomatoes will provide additional flavour to your pizza. The possibilities are endless with this flatbread recipe!
If you are making the flatbread from scratch, you can include wholewheat flour and some cornmeal if you are looking for a healthier option.
If you are lactose intolerant, plant based or vegan, replacing the cheese with white bean puree is a good way to not infringe on your diet but allow you to enjoy the flavors of the meal. If you are oil free, you may use vegetable broth as a replacement for oil. The bean puree is made using 1 ½ cups of cannellini beans, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (or vegetable broth). 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, a garlic clove and salt and black pepper to taste.
What can you serve with Asparagus Spring Flatbread?
You may opt to have this amazing spring flatbread with a cold beverage of your choice, such as a glass of lemonade. It is great as an appetizer or dessert treat at your events. It may also be used as a main course meal.
Storing Asparagus Spring Flatbread
Leftover pizza may be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in an airtight container for later use. The pizza may also be kept frozen, however this will change the texture of the pizza when it is thawed as the vegetables may become a bit soggy. It is therefore best to keep the pizza refrigerated and eat it within 3 days of preparation.
- You can freeze your homemade pizza dough and thaw it in the refrigerator a few hours before you are ready to make your pizza. This will prevent you from having to make it from scratch if time is a factor.
- If you do not have an oven or prefer to get the job done faster, you may use a griddle or a cast iron skillet when making this flatbread recipe.
- For asparagus stalks that are thick, slice them thinner to make the cooking process easier.
- Use a vegetable peeler to shave the asparagus if you want a crunchy finished product.
- Slice the vegetables and other toppings thinly and do not place too many on a single flatbread. The bread is thin and you do not want them to fall off.
- If you are not a fan of asparagus, substitute it with other spring vegetables.
Prep time: 10 minutes| Cook time: 20 minutes| Yields: 2 servings
1 lb pizza dough or flat bread
1 cup Lifeway Farmer’s Cheese @lifewaykefir
1 garlic clove (grated)
Fresh parsley (chopped)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Red chili flakes
1 tbsp of olive oil
Fresh asparagus (trimmed)
Fresh mozzarella slices
Everything but bagel seasoning
- In a bowl combine Lifeway Farmer’s Cheese, garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs and seasoning.
-Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
-Roll out the pizza dough.
-Spread the cheese mixture onto the dough, leaving one inch around the dough.
- Add asparagus and fresh mozzarella slices.
-Drizzle olive oil all over the pizza and sprinkle “Everything but Bagel” seasoning onto it.
-Bake for 15-20 minutes.
-Remove from the oven and sprinkle with more fresh parsley.