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Asparagus Ricotta Pizza

Colorful, crunchy and filled to the rim with asparagus goodness, these quick and easy mini pizzas replace traditional dough with healthier, heartier whole-wheat pita bread. Don’t forget to let friends and family in on the prep work — individualizing each “pitza” makes this a meal they’ll remember for weeks to come.

Asparagus Pita Pizza

Photo by Perry Santanachote

Serves 2

The Skinny

Per individual pizza:

  • 236 cal
  • 7 g fat (1 g sat)
  • 40 g carbs
  • 270 mg sodium
  • 6 g fiber
  • 8 g protein

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

2 6-inch round whole-wheat pitas
4 tablespoons part-skim ricotta cheese
8 raw asparagus spears cut into 1-inch pieces
Red onion, thinly sliced
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Assemble the pizzas: Spread 2 tablespoons ricotta on top of each pita, and top with asparagus and onions. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place pizzas on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are crisp.

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