Dates pair perfectly in this asparagus pizza with lemon ricotta. Ideal for a fun get together with friends to show off your culinary prowess.
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Asparagus Pizza with Dates and Lemon Ricotta

Dates pair perfectly in this asparagus pizza with lemon ricotta. Ideal for a fun get together with friends to show off your culinary prowess.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Calories 535 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 batch pizza dough
  • ½ bunch fresh asparagus , trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 1/3 cup dates , sliced in 1/2” slices
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • 2 each lemons , zested
  • To taste salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Roast asparagus on a lined sheet pan in the oven set to 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven to cool. Heat oven to 425 degrees placing a sheet tray in oven or a pizza stone ready to heat up.
  2. Mix together garlic and oil in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. On a cornmeal covered surface, pat out pizza dough to desired shape, making sure that the whole surface is an even thickness. Spread garlic and oil on top with a pastry brush or teaspoon.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together ricotta and lemon zest until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Spread on top of garlic dough, making sure to leave a small margin all around the pizza.
  5. Top pizza with asparagus and dates evenly.
  6. Place pizza on top of sheet pan or pizza stone and let cook until crust is fully cooked, about 13 minutes. Remove from oven, cut and garnish with grated parmesan and fresh basil.

Recipe Notes

Here is a link with the pizza dough recipe that I swear by!

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Pizza with Dates and Lemon Ricotta
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 905mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 35g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 45%
Vitamin C 19.6%
Calcium 34.2%
Iron 32.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.