So we may have gotten a little out of the habit the past few months, but I’ve started bringing back “Meatless Monday.” Just a little break to appreciate your fruits and veggies!
When we first started doing this, I relied heavily on black bean burgers. That’s not a bad thing – because they are delicious! A few months ago, I decided to make a vegetarian pizza – but I was allll out of pizza sauce. What’s a girl to do?
Um, use cheese. Duh.
I originally used Light Boursin cheese – which is oh so amazing. However, I had purchased some of the Philadelphia cooking creme (used it in my pierogi recipe) so I decided to test it out. Verdict? You can’t lose. Honestly.
Shaved Asparagus Pizza (serves 2)
3/4 white wheat flour
1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 Tbsp. honey
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. yeast
1/4 cup warm water
Mix together flour and salt. In a small bowl, add yeast, honey and olive oil to warm water and mix, then let sit 5-7 minutes. Add liquid to flour and mix until well blended. Cover and let rise 1-2 hours.
4 oz. shaved asparagus
1/4 cup Philadelphia Italian Herb and Cheese Cooking Creme, reduced fat
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, fat-free
Olive oil spray
Italian herb seasoning
Preheat oven to 375.
Roll out your dough either into one large pizza, or two individual pizzas. (We like our own pizza for some reason!)
Spray each with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt and Italian herb seasoning.
Spread about 2 Tbsp. cooking creme on each pizza, just a light layer. This serves as your “sauce” – yes, that is as amazing as it sounds.
Next, add your shaved asparagus. To shave asparagus, you just need a basic veggie peeler. Peel the asparagus until it is in pretty little slivers and curls! You can add a lot more if you want because it cooks down!
Top asparagus with some cracked pepper, and then add mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 15-17 minutes, until crust is crispy and cheese has melted.
Slice and serve. This is such an easy dish to throw together – and I’m sure it would be great cut into multiple slivers and served as an appetizer!
Now try to tell me you even miss meat in this dish…