I’ve been on a quest to figure out how I can use asparagus & pizza in the same sentence and by George, I think I figured it out! It only took 2 (ok maybe 3) attempts to get it right, but after making my friends, husband, and parents taste each attempt, I think we finally have a winner. And I say “we” because it certainly was a group project.
I wanted to make a homemade pizza that wasn’t swimming in a salt bath. Let’s face it….pizza is pretty awesome, but it can be really high in sodium because of the canned tomato products, cheese, and meats like pepperoni or sausage. In fact, even one slice of veggie lovers pizza is almost 600 mg of sodium! Now you can find low sodium tomato sauces and cheese, but instead I took out the red sauce out all together and just used part skim ricotta cheese.
And bonus….asparagus is in season right now. As I was conducting this pizza making experiment, I was kind of surprised at how cheap it actually is to make your own pizza at home. Seriously, the ingredients for this pizza cost hardly anything. Now I know what you’re thinking…time equals money Amber. I know, I get it. But it actually didn’t take that long to make the dough and you can always make the dough, freeze, and grab it when your ready to bake. This is just another way to save time, money, and calories.
The recipe for the pizza dough actually came from my friend Chris, who finally started his own blog. Chris makes a lot of homemade pizza, so I knew his recipe would be good. Special thanks to him for sharing his secret recipe! And special thanks to all of you for reading!