Asparagus, fava bean, and chive pizza (adapted by me)
1 ball pizza dough (1 pound) whole wheat preferable
6 asparagus spears, cut into 1″ pieces
1/3 cup fava beans
1/4 cup chopped chives
4 ounces Daiya mozzarella shreds
small handful of grated soy parmesan
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Stretch out your ball of pizza dough, and lay it out on a baking sheet (or pizza peel) that’s been generously dusted with cornmeal. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat just the outer edge of the pizza crust with olive oil.
Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil, and add the fava beans. Cook them for 2 minutes, then add the asparagus pieces and cook for 1 minute longer. Drain the beans and asparagus and shock them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Remove from the water, set the asparagus aside, and pop the bright green fava beans out of their shells.
Top the pizza in the following order: Daiya cheese, asparagus, fava beans, chives, and the soy parmesan. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Makes 4 – 6 servings.