Asparagus and Red Pepper Pizza


1 cup chopped fresh asparagus (1-inch lengths)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into short narrow strips
1 (12to 14 inch) prepared pizza crust
1 cup marinara or pizza sauce
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
dried oregano, to taste


Preheat oven to 425 F or according to directions on pizza crust package. Steam asparagus and bell pepper with a small amount of water in a saucepan, covered, until crisp-tender. Drain vegetables well.
Place crust on baking sheet and spread sauce evenly over it. Sprinkle with cheese, then asparagus mixture. Top with a sprinkling of dried oregano. Bake until the cheese is bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, let stand 2 to 3 minutes, then cut into 4 large or 8 small wedges to serve.




Serve with a mixed green salad, combining a mild lettuce with any fresh spring leafy green, such as arugula, watercress or a tender Asian green, plus any other salad vegetables left from the week's meals. You can also add a cup of chickpeas to the salad to make it more substantial.


4.0 servings


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am


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