Shaved Asparagus Grilled Pizza is the perfect summertime pizza, made on the grill!
Summertime is in full swing here in our household and I couldn’t be happier. I feel like it’s official now that we have made our first trip to our local amusement park and we have a quick weekend trip planned for this weekend. We are trying an indoor water park about three hours away and I can’t wait! I will be sharing all the details of our trip soon!! Have you ever been to an indoor water park? I haven’t, and I am looking forward to seeing what it is like!
Not only are we doing summertime activities, but we are eating summertime food, which for me, means grilled food! So many things taste better on the grill. Steaks, burgers, and especially, pizza. I love the taste of grilled pizza and think that it really mimics the taste of the wood fired pizzas you can get at a restaurant. I first made this shaved asparagus grilled pizza years ago and it was a hit with my family. I even served it as an appetizer for Easter one year and it was gobbled up. I have never tried it on the grill until recently and I think the smoky flavor pairs so nicely with the asparagus.
I love the use of two types of cheeses on this pizza. Soft, garlic herb cheese is one of my favorites and I use it in my super popular mac n cheese bites recipe. It adds so much flavor to any dish and is so delicious. You could also replace it with ricotta if you wanted!
Shaved asparagus sounds fancy, but you it is really easy. You just run your vegetable peeler down each stalk and you’ll get nice thin ribbons of asparagus!
This pizza reheats well in the oven the next day as leftovers and makes a great lunch! Try this soon for a quick and easy summertime dinner!
- 1 pizza shell, homemade or store bought
- 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, cut into slices
- 4 oz. soft garlic and herb cheese
- 1/2 cup of asparagus, shaved with a vegetable peeler
- 1 tsp. of olive oil
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 clove of garlic
- Turn on your grill to preheat to medium heat.
- Remove the thick woody end of your asparagus. Shave your asparagus into thin slices using a vegetable peeler. Put into a bowl with the olive oil, lemon, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Let sit for about five minutes. Drain asparagus well. You don't want it to be soggy on your pizza.
- Once grill is hot, put your crust topping side down on the grill for 2-3 minutes, or until grill marks appear. Remove from grill and then lay your fresh mozzarella, then slices of asparagus, and then dot with herbed cheese.
- Return to the grill for 3-5 minutes or until cheese melts. If any water comes out of the asparagus, just dab with a paper towel before serving.
- Cut into slices, and enjoy! Pizza is good at room temperature as well.
Recipe adapted from: Annie’s Eats