Zucchini and Sweet Corn Pizza
I hate that your husband travels so much. That’s no way to have a marriage.
It wasn’t that my dad dislikes my husband or that he was implying any emotion other than feeling sorry for his newly married daughter spending multiple evenings alone.
The truth of the matter is that the same job that forces him to travel also allows him to be at home. A lot. Soooo… we both like our time apart.
This time, I stood on the porch and kissed my husband goodbye ala a Nicholas Sparks movie while this pizza baked away in the oven. I use his time away from me as an opportunity to cook meals that I know he doesn’t prefer. You know – something with zucchini. Or mushrooms. The fact of the matter is, however, as he was packing his car for his trip he was salivating over the baking pizza, querying me on the ingredients and questioning his true ‘hatred’ of zucchini.
The trip he’s on currently is a long one, which means quite a few recipes labeled as not-for-the-Omnivore will be making their way into my life. Yes, I miss him when he’s gone. But we hangout on Google (video cam!), Skype with the pets (even the horses), and are in constant contact. Daddy, don’t worry. Your baby girl is just fine. And eating well.
Zucchini and Sweet Corn Pizza (inspired by PetiteKitchenesse)
I used filo dough as a pizza crust by brushing sheets of dough with olive oil and layering them directly atop one another on my pizza stone. I think I would have preferred a true pizza crust.
1 batch pizza dough
1 medium zucchini, cut into thin rounds
2 ears of freshly picked corn, kernels removed from the cobs
2 scallions, sliced
3 leaves of basil, sliced
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven as directed by your pizza dough recipe.
- Lightly cook zucchini and and corn in a skillet over medium-high heat with a touch of olive oil. Remove from heat and let cool when zucchini begins to become translucent and corn begins to brown.
- Layer zucchini rounds on dough (prepare dough by forming it into your desired shape and brushing olive oil on the surface).
- Top with corn kernels and cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until dough is browned and cheese is melted.
- Top with scallions and basil. Serve immediately.