Welcoming Spring: Lemon Asparagus Goat Cheese Pizza

by Lauren

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We did some kitten sitting this weekend.

We think this “cat” might be Spiderman’s newest guise.

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Or perhaps he’s just a untrained tiger trapped in a kittens body.

Needless to say, things got mildly out of hand.

He tried to eat my pizza and that’s where I drew the line.

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Once it had been saved from its imminent death by kitten, we were able to eat some seriously gourmet pizza.

Shaving asparagus is a bit of a tedious task but it is so worth the hard work!

Not only does it look gorgeously rustic, it also tastes divine.

I found a few nifty tricks for shaving asparagus from the Food52 girls. <—Watch the video for tips!

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The simplicity of this pizza is what makes it so perfect for Spring time.

Tangy herbed goat cheese with creamy mozzarella and a squeeze of tart lemon just might be my new favorite flavor combination.

Perhaps a goat cheese and shaved asparagus salad with zesty lemon vinaigrette?!

Toss some roasted chicken in there and you could even feed it to your man!

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Two recipes, one flavor combo.

I’ve got tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s lunch covered for you just like that.

I know right? I totally just made your day.

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Lemon Asparagus Goat Cheese Pizza

Ingredients

1 pizza dough

1/2 lb. asparagus, shaved

5 oz. herb goat cheese

8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced

1/4 cup green onion, sliced

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling

salt and pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 500 (with the pizza stone inside, if you have one). Toss asparagus with lemon juice, garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper.

Drizzle olive oil over dough and bake 4-5 minutes. Remove from oven and lay slices of mozzarella over the dough. Pile on asparagus mixture and sprinkle with goat cheese crumbles and green onion. Bake 15-20 minutes or until asparagus edges are golden brown and cheese is melted.

Remove from the oven and top with lemon zest. Serve with wedges of lemon on the side.

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

 

This post was sponsored by Frigidaire. When you check out Suzanne Goin’s springtime recipes at www.maketimeforchange.com, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children’s U.S. programs. Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win the new Frigidaire Range with SymmetryTM Double Ovens – featuring two large ovens (that can each fit up to a 28 pound turkey!), providing the flexibility to cook multiple dishes at the same time at different temperatures, so you can get more on the table at the same time.

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6 Responses to “Welcoming Spring: Lemon Asparagus Goat Cheese Pizza”

  1. Beautiful pizza – I love all the ingredients! What a funny kitty :)

  2. Yes, it’s still early in the morning and yes I should be working hard, but instead I’m thinking about what I’m going to make this week for dinner and this pizza is on the list! We finally had a warm sunny weekend in the NW and I’m so ready for spring weather and flavors!

  3. That is one very sturdy kitty. Wow …. go-catty-go!!

    Most likely supercat wanted a bit of goat cheese. Ugh.

    In my opinion …. double icky. I cannot tolerate anything goat. The odor is totally unappealing to the point of sickening. Not sure how folks eat this stuff day after day. On just about everything. Why ruin a perfectly good pizza? Very puzzling.

    What is the sodium content of goat cheese?

    Apologies for being a food snob. Hope you all enjoyed the meal.

  4. You had me at “Lemon Asparagus Goat Cheese Pizza”… :) Looks incredible. Wow!

    Spiderman kitty is pretty cool, too!

  5. Lauren

    He was quite entertaining :) thanks Liz!

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