Asparagus Pizza

This is a delicious blend of flavour and colour. Substitute your favourite fat-reduced cheese for a change of style.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes


1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil 1 Ontario Onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar 8 to 10 stalks Ontario Asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces 1 medium Ontario Greenhouse Tomato, chopped 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil Salt and pepper 1 baked 12-inch (30 cm) whole wheat pizza crust 3 tbsp (45 mL) ch�vre cheese, crumbled

Cooking Instructions:

In frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion and garlic until softened and golden, about 8 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar; stir. Add asparagus; cook for 3 minutes. Add tomato, basil, and salt and pepper to taste; cook for 1 minute. Spread asparagus mixture over whole-wheat pizza crust; top with ch�vre cheese. Place pizza directly on middle oven rack (for softer, chewier crust, bake on cookie sheet). Bake in 375F (190C) oven (or according to pizza crust directions on package) for 6 to 8 minutes or until crust browns. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble.