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Pizza with Zucchini, Prosciutto, Asparagus and Buffalo Mozzarella

A white pizza with zucchini, prosciutto, asparagus and buffalo mozzarella. A thick crust base spread with ricotta and lemon zest and baked with zucchini ribbons and slices of asparagus. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
For the dough2 hrs
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people (makes 2 large pizzas)
Calories: 781kcal
Author: Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough (see step 1)
  • 1 large zucchini/courgette cut into ribbons (see notes)
  • 6 asparagus spears cut into slices
  • 1 small handful peas (around 1/4 cup)
  • 14 oz (400g) ricotta
  • Lemon zest from half a lemon
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 1 ball Buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 small handful fresh Basil
  • 1 small handful fresh Mint
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • semolina flour for dusting (can use regular flour or polenta)

Instructions

  • First, make the pizza dough. You can get full step by step instructions for making traditional pizza dough here or my instant pizza dough here.
  • When you have your dough ready, pre-heat the oven to the highest temperature possible.
  • Sprinkle the baking tray with semolina flour (see notes). Roll out half of the dough and place on a baking tray. Repeat with the second half of the dough on a second tray or bake one at a time.
  • Mix the ricotta and lemon zest in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Spread one pizza base with half of the ricotta and lemon zest followed by zucchini ribbons and slices of asparagus. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Repeat with the second pizza.
  • Bake in the oven for around 10-15 minutes until the base is crispy and golden and the toppings are slightly browned.
  • Once removed from the oven top with a few slices of prosciutto, peas, buffalo mozzarella and tear over some fresh basil and mint. Serve.

Notes

Nutritional information is calculated using traditional pizza dough.

Tips For Making This White Pizza With Zucchini;

  • Cut the zucchini into as thin slices as possible by using a vegetable peeler or mandoline
  • Choose high-quality prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella (these toppings add so much flavour)
  • Use semolina flour to dust the baking tray to stop the dough from sticking, this also gives a nice crispy base (you can also use regular flour or polenta for this).
  • Make sure your oven is at the highest temperature possible before baking your pizza
  • You can make traditional pizza dough ahead of time and freeze it. Simply defrost before using for a quick weeknight meal. 
  • Alternatively, use my Instant Pizza Dough that's ready to use in only 10 minutes (link in step 1)

Nutrition Facts
Pizza with Zucchini, Prosciutto, Asparagus and Buffalo Mozzarella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 781 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 328mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 30.2%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 77.7%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 781kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 328mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 30.2% | Vitamin C: 12.3% | Calcium: 77.7% | Iron: 6.9%