Pizza Primavera Recipe

If youíre looking for a dinner thatís fast, healthy, seasonal, and delicious, this is the recipe to try. Use store-bought pizza dough and pile on some seasonal toppings, creamy cheese, and fresh herbs, and you have yourself a pizza that is just as good for you as it is good to eat.

You can vary the recipe according to what you have on hand, and it makes a great use for leftover steamed spring veggies. The directions are so easy, you may end up having a Family Pizza Night–but it will be a really healthy one! Such a clever way to get your kids to eat their greens:

INGREDIENTS

One pizza crust (store-bought, homemade, or purchased from your local pizzaria)
Olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced

One or more of the following cooked toppings:
Broccoli florets
Spinach
Asparagus
Peas

One or more of the following fresh toppings:
Sliced mushrooms (or dried mushrooms, reconstituted in liquid, and drained)
Rosemary
Oregano
Thyme
Basil

1 cup cheese, any of the following, or a combination:
Fresh mozzarella, sliced
Regular mozzarella, grated
Freshly-grated Romano or parmesan
Feta
Ricotta
Goat cheese

Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal. Roll out crust and place on baking sheet (you can make a rectangular pizza, if you like, or the usual round shape).

2. Drizzle dough with olive oil and sprinkle on the cooked toppings, then the fresh ones, then the cheese, then the salt and pepper.

3. Bake until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly, about 25 minutes, then cut into slices and serve.

Serves 4 to 6.

Inspired by Little Foods of the Mediterranean, by Clifford A. Wright (Harvard Common Press, 2003).

30 comments

Kate S.
Kate S.3 years ago

I will be saving this recipe

Lin M
Lin M3 years ago

Good ideas

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Delicious.Must try this recipe.Thanks for sharing

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

yum

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Yumm:) Thank you, Annie!

Magda V.
Past Member 3 years ago

thx:)

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

Tasty thanks.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Ajla C.
Past Member 3 years ago

ostali začini si mi prejaki.volim dodati ili začine za picu ili origano uz dodatak pasiranog paradajza sa bijelim lukom i peršunom.