Hello, and welcome to my new home.
And also, a recipe for Spring Vegetable Crescent Pizza
My name is Lauren Rudersdorf. I am a Wisconsin CSA vegetable farmer of 10 years obsessed with cooking highly seasonal, simple veggie-centric recipes with local ingredients. I’m also a new momma, a lover of nature, exploration, and wild spaces, and a fierce advocate for local farms, local food, and local businesses. All of that will show up here.
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And now, let’s eat some crescent roll vegetable pizza because spring, and Easter, and well, why the heck not.
SPRING VEGETABLE CRESCENT PIZZA
Serves 4-6 (as a snack)
Takes 50 minutes
8-ounce Pillsbury Crescent dough sheet
4-ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons minced chives
1 green garlic stalks, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 bunch asparagus, shaved
1 bunch radishes, halved and thinly sliced
5-10 chive blossoms, separated
Flaky sea salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Roll out crescent dough onto small baking sheet (9x13”). Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, yogurt, chives, green garlic and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper.
Once crescent dough crust is cooled, spread cream cheese mixture over crust.
Add all veggies and sprinkle with salt. Cut into slices or squares, and serve immediately.