WHB: Rosemary on the menu. Again.

by Shawnda on April 3, 2007

in Asparagus,Pizza,Vegetarian,Veggies & Starches

Asparagus Pizza with Rosemary and Goat Cheese

I just love Weekend Herb Blogging – it has inspired me to plant more than just sage and basil in my herb garden this year. I liked the idea of planting more herbs but I really wasn’t that sure what I’d do with them. That’s where WHB comes in – whether I participate or not, the weekly blog roundups contain an amazing myriad of recipes and ideas. So when we broke ground on the garden, we planted thyme, cilantro, flat-leaf parsley, chives, basil, sage, and rosemary. That’ll keep me busy!

Weekend Herb Blogging

Nothing in my herb garden this year excites me more than that new rosemary plant. Rosemary is perennial and drought resistant (perfect for Texas) – so as long as I don’t over water it (not a problem, I assure you), that plant should flavor dishes for quite some time to come!

I took a small sprig yesterday for Rosemary Coleslaw and need a large sprig this weekend for Rosemary Scones, but tonight was all about the pizza.

A pizza recipe in last month’s Everyday With Rachael Ray caught my eye. Rosemary Chicken Pizza – three wonderful things! I stopped by the grocery store on the way home, thinking of nothing else but rosemary, chicken, and pizza – since I would be short on time, I would need Kroger’s help with the rotisserie chicken. Eeek, rough night – no rotisseries to be found. No matter, I left the store knowing that the asparagus in the veggie bin had another calling. So for this week’s WHB, hosted by Food Lover’s Journey, I give you Asparagus Pizza with Rosemary and Goat Cheese.

Asparagus Pizza with Rosemary and Goat Cheese


Asparagus Pizza with Rosemary and Goat Cheese

4 oz goat cheese
6 stalks asparagus, chopped
1/2 Tbsp rosemary
5 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 Rachael Ray’s pizza dough recipe

Preheat oven to 400.

Warm olive oil over low heat and add rosemary. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. Brush rosemary oil over pizza dough and bake for 8 minutes. Top with asparagus and crumbled goat cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Asparagus Pizza with Rosemary and Goat Cheese

FacebookTwitterTumblrShare

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joelen April 3, 2007 at 9:26 pm

This looks wonderful…. perfect for spring eats!

Reply

2 Freya April 3, 2007 at 11:33 pm

Delicious! Rosemary is the perfect herb for this time of the year and as Spring eventually comes, you have all the others to experiment with!

Reply

3 Cheryl April 4, 2007 at 6:26 am

That looks beautiful. Lovely, light and airy.

Reply

4 Kalyn April 4, 2007 at 6:30 am

It makes me so happy to know that we have inspired you to plant more herbs. A garden full of herbs is truly a wonderful thing. I love rosemary too, it’s definitely in my top five! The pizza sounds just delicious.

Reply

5 Laura April 4, 2007 at 6:58 am

Rosemary is wonderful. I planted my plant (I now have 2) about 3 years ago…and it’s so hearty now! I snip from it all year long, even when snow is on the ground. We’re actually getting ready to move into our first home, and I want to transplant the rosemary (as well as a few other herbs). Hopefully it will be successful!

I’m definitely looking forward to participating in Weekend Herb Blogging. Thanks for mentioning it!

Reply

6 e April 4, 2007 at 5:50 pm

Oooh, this looks so tasty. Asparagus on pizza? Why didn’t I think of that!

Reply

7 Anh April 9, 2007 at 5:29 am

This pizza has such beautiful flavour! I think you are absolutely right to make it with asparagus instead of chicken…

Thanks for participating WHB!

Reply

8 Helene April 10, 2007 at 7:27 am

Absolutely delicious, want to take a bite or two!! :)

Reply

9 angie April 10, 2007 at 8:44 am

I love anything rosemary, and your pizza looks absolutely delicious!

Reply

10 Katie April 13, 2007 at 8:50 am

Spring Pizza! What a nice switch from the tomato/basil/mozarella version of fall.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: