Pizza with Grilled Asparagus
Cheese – grated, about 2 cups (enough to cover the pizza round) Olive oil
Fresh or regular onions
Oregano, chopped fine if fresh
1/2 bunch of asparagus
small amount of sun dried tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Grill or steam the asparagus to just barely cook it. Slice it into 2-inch pieces after it is cooked. Slice up the onions. In a large skillet, sauté them in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep cooking and stirring until the onions are browned – this may take up to 30 minutes. You want to caramelize them.
Preheat the oven to 425°. Sprinkle the pizza round with cheese, onions and asparagus. If you have sun-dried tomatoes available, these are another wonderful addition. You should soak them for a few minutes in steaming water (just enough to cover them) and then chop them into bite- sized pieces before distributing them on the pizza crust. Add a fresh herb like thyme or oregano if you have it available. If not available fresh, sprinkle dried oregano on top of the pizza. Bake the pizza according to the directions. It sometimes helps to brush the border of the pizza with olive oil for a shiny brown crust.