A delightful springtime pizza made with a whole wheat crust and topped with shaved fresh asparagus, sugar snap peas, mozzarella and crispy bacon.

Shaved asparagus, pea and bacon pizza from completelydelicious.com

I am on the biggest seesaw of food cravings right now. One meal I’m chowing down on slices of watermelon and a big salad, and the next I’m eating ice cream straight out of the carton. That’s just the way it is with pregnancy I suppose.

The not-so-healthy cravings seem to outnumber the healthy ones and so I try to sneak in the good stuff whenever I can. Like homemade pizza topped with lots of gooey cheese and veggies. It’s all about balance, right?

Shaved asparagus, pea and bacon pizza from completelydelicious.com

Shaved asparagus, pea and bacon pizza from completelydelicious.com

This pizza is straight up inspired by Smitten Kitchen’s shaved asparagus pizza that I’ve been drooling over for years but have now just finally gotten around to trying myself. And it’s incredible! I couldn’t resist the sugar snap peas at the market so I threw some of those on too, and at the last minute I decided there needed to be bacon involved as well.

The combination of flavors is fresh and light while still satisfying that pizza craving. This is exactly what I want to live on all summer long.

For the crust I adapted my basic pizza crust to include some whole wheat flour, but feel free to stick to the original, use your own favorite recipe, or simply go the store-bought route.

Shaved asparagus, pea and bacon pizza from completelydelicious.com

How to grill pizza

During the summer I usually opt to not turn on the oven and instead make pizzas on our gas grill. Follow these easy steps for grilled pizza.

1, Lightly grease grill, then preheat to a good medium heat.

2. Brush the top of your pizza dough with olive oil, then work quickly to flip the dough over onto the grill (greased-side down).

3. Brush the second side with olive oil.

4. Wait 2-3 minutes, then use tongs to flip pizza. Cover with desired toppings and let cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Shaved asparagus, pea and bacon pizza from completelydelicious.com

Shaved Asparagus, Pea and Bacon Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust
 
A perfect springtime pizza topped with shaved asparagus, peas and chopped bacon.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust:
  • 1 cup (113 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1½ - 2 cups ( grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (2¼ teaspoons) active-dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) olive oil
Pizza toppings:
  • ½ bunch asparagus
  • ½ cup (75 grams) shelled sugar snap peas
  • 1 tablespoon+ 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 8 ounces (236 grams) mozzarella cheese, sliced or cubed
  • 2 strips cooked bacon, roughly chopped
Instructions
To make the pizza crust:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook (or in a large bowl if mixing and kneading by hand), combine the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour, yeast, and salt.
  2. Heat the water and olive oil in a small saucepan until steaming. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, or until temperature is between 120-130 degrees F. Slowly add the water and oil to the dry ingredients, while mixing on low speed. Use a spatula to scrape down the bowl as needed.
  3. With the mixer on medium low, add the remaining all-purpose flour a ¼ cup at a time, mixing until incorporated between each addition. Continue adding flour until the dough clears the bowl and is sticky to the touch without coming off in your hands. Knead with a dough hook or by hand until smooth and elastic.
  4. Shape dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Put in a warm place and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Gently push down on the center of the dough to release the gases and knead by hand on a clean surface a few times. Let dough sit for a few minutes, then roll out into a large circle. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and cover with plastic wrap. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 500 degrees.
To assemble the pizza:
  1. To shave the asparagus, hold each stalk by the woody end and gently shave with a vegetable peeler. It's okay if the shavings are imperfect and some are thicker than others.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the shaved asparagus, peas, 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, salt and pepper. Brush the pizza crust with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Scatter the mozzarella on top, followed by the shaved asparagus mixture and the bacon.
  3. Bake pizza until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe inspired by Smitten Kitchen.

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11 Responses to Shaved Asparagus, Pea and Bacon Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust

  1. Elisa says:

    Love this fresh and spring-y flavor combination! Plus, it makes pizza kind of a healthy food choice, thanks to all those veggies :)

    xo, Elisa

  2. Cannot wait to try this pizza! Loving all the spring flavours plus bacon! :)

  3. Oh I want a slice of this right now. OK, who am I kidding – I want the whole pizza! And I don’t have a pregnancy excuse! Ha! Looks incredible and really fresh!

  4. What a beautiful pizza! And it’s just bursting with all of the flavors of springtime (and bacon…can’t forget the bacon).

  5. Yep. I want this. I want it bad.

  6. I absolutely love this pizza!!!! I totally understand your cravings…..

  7. This is gorgeous. I love your pizza crust too. I just used the recipe last Saturday to make a normal wonderful pepperoni pizza. What makes fresh peas so fabulous???

    • Annalise says:

      So flattered to hear you’ve been using my pizza crust recipe! It’s one of my faves too. Thanks Melissa! :)

  8. You got all of the best ingredients on this!! I WILL be making this ASAP!! Love it and miss you!

  9. Talk about simple but full of flavor. My cravings are all over the place too and I’m not even preggers!

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