Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Asparagus Pesto


1 pound grilled asparagus
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus chopped for garnish
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 Tablespoons pine nuts
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano
1 pound fontina cheese, thinly sliced
1 large prepared pizza shell


Heat grill to high.

Combine the asparagus, basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse a few times to coarsely chop. With the motor running, slowly add the oil and process until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper and transfer the pesto to a bowl.

Stir in the Pecorino Romano. Place pizza shell on the grill. Grill until slightly crisp, about 1 minute. Remove the shells and spread each with the pesto. Top with the fontina, return to the grill, close the cover and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove from the grill and sprinkle with the remaining Romano cheese and chopped fresh basil. Slice each flatbread into bite-sized pieces.

How to Serve it Up

Square Dinner Plate
All Occasion Napkins
Dinner Plate