Grilled Asparagus Pizza

Recipe by Dayna McIssac


  • 1 Lb Fresh Ontario Asparagus
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil divided
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Pizza Dough homemade or store bought
  • Pesto homemade or store bought
  • 3 Garlic Cloves thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded


  • Clean and trim the asparagus. Toss with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the barbecue to medium and close the lid to retain the heat.
  • Add trimmed, oiled asparagus to the grill and turn after 3-4 minutes, watching carefully not to burn the tips. Cook for about 5-8 minutes, moving the more slender spears to the top rack as they become tender.
  • Cut the pizza dough in half. Shape and stretch the dough to make two, 10-12′′ pizzas.
  • Drizzle over about 1 Tablespoon of olive oil per side and rub in evenly to coat. Lay the greased pizza dough onto the pre-heated grill. Cook for about 3 minutes and flip once the underside has grill marks and is golden and firm.
  • Cook the other side for 3-4 minutes then turn over again to dress your pizza.
  • Evenly spread pesto, then dot with a few slices of slivered garlic, ricotta cheese. Layer the asparagus and sprinkle over shredded mozzarella.
  • Close the lid on the grill and heat the pizza to thoroughly melt the cheeses; about 2-3 minutes more.
  • Remove from the grill to a cutting board. Top with parmesan shavings and fresh basil leaves, if desired.


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