Best Springtime Pizza Recipes

Best Springtime Pizza Recipes

Spring is a time to heat up the wood fire pizza oven for some delicious meals perfect for the season.

With the weather heating up, families take every advantage to go outside and soak up some warm rays – which is why a homemade pizza straight out of your pizza oven is the ideal accompaniment.

If you’re looking to build your own pizza, try working with seasonal produce such as:

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Salad greens
  • Fresh herbs
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Spinach, and
  • Spring onions

If recipe creation isn’t your kind of thing, here are some delicious recipes that you can use.

Spring Onion, Lemon and Parmesan Pizzas

Serves: four

Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 450g of pizza dough
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • Salt
  • 1 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • Black pepper
  • ¼ cup of basil leaves
  • Grated parmesan for garnishing

Method:

  1. Heat your pizza oven as per instructions
  2. Divide the dough into four equal portions on a floured surface, then stretch each into 15 cm rounds
  3. Place the dough rounds into the pizza oven for six minutes or until golden, then remove
  4. Heat a frying pan with a little olive oil, then toss the spring onions with the salt until just wilted
  5. Transfer spring onions to a cutting board and slice into one-inch pieces
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta, lemon zest and remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  7. Brush the four cooling pizza dough rounds with the remaining olive oil, then spread a quarter of the ricotta mixture onto each base
  8. Divide the spring onions among the pizzas and garnish with parmesan
  9. Return to the pizza oven until heated through
  10. Remove and top with basil leaves, then serve

 

Asparagus and Mozzarella Pizza

Serves: five

Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 450g of pizza dough
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ½ cup of chopped chives

Method:

  1. Heat your pizza oven as per instructions
  2. Combine in a small bowl 2 tablespoons of olive oil with the minced garlic, then set aside for dressing the dough
  3. Trim the asparagus into spears no more than 6-inches long, slicing thicker stalks in half lengthways
  4. Toss asparagus with remaining oil, half the chives, salt and pepper
  5. Lightly dust a flat surface with flour and roll out the dough into a circle 35cms wide
  6. Dress the dough with the garlic and oil mixture, then arrange the asparagus spears like the points of a compass with tips pointing out to the crust
  7. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and remaining chives
  8. Place the pizza into the oven and bake until crispy, then serve

 

Spring Veggie Pizza

Serves: four

Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 450g of pizza dough
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 jar of marinated artichokes
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 200g of gruyere cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Heat your pizza oven as per instructions
  2. Divide the dough in half and set aside on floured surface
  3. Drain the artichokes, keeping the marinade, and then quarter the hearts
  4. In a medium bowl, combine artichokes, asparagus and tomatoes
  5. Brush both pieces of dough with the artichoke marinade and roll each piece into an oval shape 35cm long
  6. Arrange half the drizzled vegetables on each pizza base, leaving a one-inch border to preserve the crust
  7. Brush the crust with the marinade, and then place pizzas in oven for their first bake (around 10 minutes), rotating the pizzas once for thorough cooking
  8. Remove pizzas, sprinkle with grated gruyere cheese and then return them to bake until pizza crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted
  9. Remove pizzas and serve

 

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