• Jonathan Desai

Spring Onion Pizzas

Onions are an easy way to add a punch of flavor and zest with minimal effort, and versatile enough to use in any number of classic dishes. This spring onion pizza matches the sweetness and tenderness of the spring onion with the crunch and stringy mozzarella of a traditional pizza for a completely new take on everyone’s favorite meal.


  • 1 recipe homemade pizza dough

  • Cornmeal, for sprinkling

  • 6 to 10 thin spring onions or scallions, sliced into vertical strips

  • Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ garlic clove, minced

  • 8-ounce ball fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 1 cup finely chopped herbs (a mix of basil, parsley, and tarragon)

  • Pinches of red pepper flakes


  1. Prepare the homemade pizza dough.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  3. On a lightly floured flat surface, divide the dough into 2 balls, and roll each into a 10-inch (25-cm) oval shape. Add flour as needed to prevent sticking.

  4. Place the pizzas on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.

  5. On a plate, toss the spring onions with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil with the minced garlic and brush onto the dough.

  6. Top the pizza dough with the mozzarella slices and spring onion strips.

  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the onions are soft and the pizza crust is golden brown.

  8. Top the pizzas with the chopped herbs and a few pinches of red pepper flakes.

Reprinted from The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking. The Love & Lemons Cookbook by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Jeanine Donofrio.

Courtesy of Reminder Media, American Lifestyle

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