Three Pizzas

Brooklyn TexasComment

We’re really lucky to live in a place that is rich in organic produce. Farmer’s markets, CSAs, co-ops, and local food delivery services abound! Our fridge is often overflowing with fairy tale eggplants, tatsoi leaves, and kohlrabi. It’s truly a delight for anyone who likes food.

Except when it’s 100 degrees out and you can’t think of what you can possibly do with all that produce.

One sweaty evening, we were discussing what to do with an abundance of squash blossoms that had appeared in our kitchen. While we appreciate a deep fried flower, we weren’t excited about the idea of frying them up ourselves. The squash blossoms were wilting by the minute. And then, a stroke of inspiration hit: PIZZA! Emily, facing a similar predicament with a bunch of garlic scapes, remembered that Trader Joe’s sells ready-made pizza dough for about $1.50. And you know what makes great pizza? A bunch of random vegetables, whatever meat you have in the freezer, and mozzarella cheese. That’s all you need. If you have sauce, great. If not, just add extra cheese.

We pulled out all our weird veggies, rolled out the dough, swiped on a bit of olive oil, sprinkled some dehydrated garlic on the crust (that’s our secret ingredient), piled on our toppings, and stuck them in the oven at 450 (ugh, I know) for about 15 minutes each. Pizza magic. Here are the combos we went with:

• Squash blossoms
• Garlic scapes
• Ricotta cheese
• Spicy honey

• Red onions
• Sweet italian sausage
• Garlic scapes
• Mozzarella

• Mozzarella
• Heirloom tomatoes
• Basil


Farmer’s market handled.