I don’t know about you guys, but we had the most wonderful weekend ever this Memorial Day. Hubby returned from China after a week and a half, and we went straight from the airport at 10 pm Up North to our cabin. The weather was incredible. Sunshine, warm temperatures, and no rain. Despite the lovely conditions, we seem to have embarked upon the most outrageous mosquito season I can remember. They’re out in swarms, and it’s every man for himself.
Fortunately, this Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza is a recipe that is totally worth all of the mosquito-swatting that was necessary to survive my time at the grill. I can’t say enough about how much we love this pizza. It’s simple, fresh, and flavorful. Tender grilled asparagus and super creamy Homemade Ricotta atop a perfectly grilled pizza dough brushed with olive oil, garlic, and seasonings. It’s as simple as that. Not too fussy. We have enjoyed it as a main course on Friday night Pizza night, but also as a nice side dish to accompany grilled steaks. I also think it would be a great appetizer at a barbecue to share with your friends. No matter how or when you serve it, this is an incredible way to enjoy asparagus, plus I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy homemade ricotta. (Please try making your own ricotta…You won’t regret it. It is outstanding.)
If you’ve never grilled pizza before, don’t feel intimidated. You can read all about how I like to grill pizzas in this Grilled Pizza post. For planning purposes, if this is your first time grilling a pizza you may want to make up an extra batch of dough just in case you burn your crust on your first try. Pour yourself a glass of cold lemonade, douse yourself in bug spray, and get grilling! Most importantly, have fun!