Asparagus, tomato and red pepper French bread pizza

Dietician's Tip

For a crispier pizza, bake on a pizza stone — a heavy, round plate that simulates the brick bottoms of some commercial pizza ovens. For best results, put the pizza stone on the lowest oven shelf.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced asparagus
  • 1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 loaf French bread, about 8 inches long, sliced in half and cut into 4-inch sections
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Heat the oven to 400 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, add the asparagus, tomatoes and pepper. Add the garlic and toss gently to coat evenly. Arrange the French bread on the baking sheet. Add 1/4 cup of the pizza sauce and 1/4 of the vegetable mixture to each section. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.

Bake until the cheese is lightly browned and the vegetables are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 265
Total carbohydrate: 40 g
Cholesterol: 12 mg
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 g
Protein: 15 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Serving size: 1 4-inch section
Sodium: 660 mg
Total fat: 5 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 1/2
Grains and grain products: 2
Vegetables: 2

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Meat and meat substitutes: 1
Nonstarchy vegetables: 2
Starches: 2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 2
Protein and dairy: 1/2
Vegetables: 2

Last Updated Mar 22, 2016


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