Asparagus Pizza

A colourful and delicious blend of flavour and colour. 

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) chevre 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 chevre 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.