Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer Veggie Pizza


         Pizza...oh how I love thee. Pizza should be on top of the food pyramid. Could you
         eat it everyday? I know, I could...easily! I prefer lots of fresh veggies on top verses
         lots of meat! Summer vegetables are so amazing right now...take advantage and -
         make this. My favorite part is the corn and I think it will be your favorite part, too!
         It's also very healthy. Enjoy!

                                                          Summer Veggie Pizza

                1 pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
                cooking spray
                pizza sauce
                2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
                2 garlic cloves, crushed
                1 cup sliced red onion
                1 red bell pepper, cut into think strips
                8 ounces of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
                2 ears of corn
                1 tablespoon of cornmeal
                1/2 shredded mozzarella
                salt and pepper
                1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
                1/3 cup fresh basil leaves

       1) Preheat oven to 500 degrees
       2) Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
       Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add 4 teaspoons olive oil and garlic to the pan
       cook 2 minutes until fragrant ( do not brown). Remove garlic from oil, and discard
       garlic. Remove garlic oil from pan and set aside. Increase heat and to med-high Add
       remaining olive oil add onions and pepper. Saute 5 minutes. Place onion mixture in
       a bowl and add asparagus. Cut the corn from the cob and add to veggie mixture.
       3) Scatter the cornmeal over a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a what ever
       shape you'd like onto the prepared surface. Transfer to baking sheet and brush with
       garlic oil. Top with sauce, veggies, cheese, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
       4) bake at 500 for 15 minutes or until golden. Top with basil.
     

69 comments:

  1. Mmm summer corn makes everything better! This looks awesome

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  2. You have helped me decide on dinner tonight, Val. This looks absolutely fantastic with the fresh corn and asparagus! Yum!

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  3. This looks delish. We are in the process of building a pizza oven and I need some recipes. This would be perfect.

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  4. Val, this looks incredible! What a great way to eat veggies with my favorite comfort food! :)

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  5. mmm this looks SO tasty! i love pizza :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. Looks delish! I never would have thought to put all those veggies on a pizza!! love it!

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  7. Okay, so it looks like we are having pizza for dinner tonight! That was an easy decision! It looks amazing VAL

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  8. It's 8AM and I just had breakfast and my mouth is watering... I love veggie pizza and this one looks amazing...

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  9. Mm... I love corn and peppers! This looks absolutely delicious!

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  10. Yummy!!! I just made some homemade pizza sauce from my garden tomatoes and froze it in little containers, for later this winter...

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  11. This is awesome!!! I think I'll try it tonight. Yum.

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  12. that looks good! I love home-made pizza.

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  13. Your recipes are by far my favorite :) YUM!

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  14. Oh my looks so good! and it's so pretty with all of the colors!! Mmmmmm

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  15. Gonna make this tonight, yum!

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  16. Seriously...before I dozed off last night I thought about pizza. Love it! Your's looks delish!

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  17. I love veggie pizza...or any kind really, I could eat it all the time too..this looks awesome good! :D

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  18. You probably know this already... but I love pizza. I mean homemade pizza. I make a pizza about once a week. So fun. Yours looks so yummy.

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  19. Veggie Pizza is my favorite and that looks amazing!

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  20. That sounds absolutely incredible Val! Especially with the garlic oil...yum! :-)
    Vanessa

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  21. um, yes, i agree--pizza should be in the food pyramid! this looks so fresh and yummy!

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  22. Looks deeeeelicious!!! And healthy too! Yum!

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  23. I also love pizza. Except that I like lots of meat on it :) This looks awesome!

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  24. Never thought to put so many different veggies on my pizza, will have to give this a try for sure!

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  25. This looks amazing! I love the veggies on the pizza! Just my style! :)

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  26. LOOOVVVVVEEEE pizza!! Especially when it's full of veggies!

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  27. Yum, yum, yum! I have this page bookmarked and I can't wait to try it.

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  28. Oooh...I do love me a good veggie pizza! I flip-flop between being a vegan & a vegetarian {due to health reasons}, so I'm always on the lookout for some great recipes! Thanks for sharing!!!

    XOXO's,
    Jessie
    A Cozy Cottage in the City

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  29. Your pictures always make me so hungry! Great recipe.

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  30. you always have the best recipes. that looks delicious!

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  31. i adore pizza! i think i could eat it twice a day, every day :). these veggies sound perfect.

    Sam @ fitness food & faith

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  32. Oh, yum! We haven't had a pizza night in a while, but it looks like we're long overdue. That looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I know I saw this everytime but OOOMMMMMGGG!

    seriously, how did you know I was trying to be a vegetarian? Um, this looks SO good I almost ate the computer. seriously.

    and your comment on my blog about me being the "chelsea Handler of blogging?"

    That is the BEST comment I have EVER gotten hands down. Not sure I agree, cause Chelsea is pretty freakin awesome, and I TRY to be humble, but seriously? That made my day!!!!!

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  34. soooo good! i could eat pizza every day too!

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  35. I am actually thinking of making this. It is the type of thing that would make my dietician weep with joy over my good choices.

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  36. I love pizza! In fact, I make pizza every Thursday or Friday. I use Martha Stewart's dough recipe but instead of regular flour I use wholewheat or multigrain flour. LOVE a veggie pizza ;)

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  37. I can't wait to make this. I have been obsessed with corn this summer!

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  38. This pizza looks delicious and your pictures are gorgeous!! :)

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  39. I've never had asparagus on pizza before and it's one of my favorite vegetables! Need to give that one a shot!

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  40. Love the idea of asparagus & corn!! I've been dying to try to make pizza on the grill this summer.

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  41. So yummy! I love how colorful this pizza looks- not to mention delicious! Gotta try it.

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  42. So how many different ways can I say "yum!" to one of your posts?! lol This week I'll use..."mouthwatering"! grin! Looks so good Val!

    Heather

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  43. This is so calling my name right now! This looks so fresh and healthy! YUM!

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  44. I am going to make this....I love all the fresh and vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

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  45. Pizza is one of my favorite things! That one looks so colorful and yummy!

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  46. oh yum val! this pizza looks great and i love the variety of veggies you used. thanks for sharing!

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  47. I could eat pizza for every meal... especially this one, it looks amaaaazing!!

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  48. mmmm, i think veggie pizza is my favorite kind!

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  49. YUM! We do pizza on the grill during the cooler months. I'll save this one.

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  50. Wow, that looks amazing! Makes me want a 2nd dinner:)

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  51. I could most definitely eat pizza every day:-) This one is so pretty and colorful with all those delicious veggies!

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  52. Yum! Looks delicious! I love homemade pizza!

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  53. that looks awesome!! i am with you, i think i could skip meat and go with yummy veggies instead. so fresh and tasty!

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  54. Oh my goodness this looks fantastic! xo

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  55. YUM - this looks great and I love the asparagus add - heart!

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  56. I've never seen a more BEAUTIFUL pizza! I AM going to make one! YUM!

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  57. Looks fabulous! Love all the veggies and that the dough is homemade, yummy! :)

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  58. mmm I love the idea of the corn and asparagus!! Definitely trying those next time! thanks Val!

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