Simple wild garlic pizza recipe with purple sprouting broccoli, and calendula flower petals. A spring feast that’s filled with garlic flavor.
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I’m really making the most of wild garlic this year. This delicious wild green grows just down the lane from me and is a fantastic flavoring for all sorts of savory dishes. Known also by the name ‘ramps’ or ‘ramsons’, it has a delicate oniony-garlic taste that I love paired with cheese, typically in pasta.
Yesterday I decided to make something a little different though and took the wild garlic and cheese combo to the next level – homemade pizza. It’s easy enough for anyone to make and you can put whatever other toppings on that you’d like. I’ve gone for a ‘white’ pizza (no tomato sauce) and have topped it with mushrooms, purple sprouting broccoli, and calendula flower petals. I literally used what I’d picked from the garden and foraged from the glen yesterday. When making your own, use whichever toppings you’d prefer; pizza is a food that lets you get creative.
Wild Garlic Pizza Recipe
Makes three 12″ Pizzas
- Handmade pizza dough or premade pizza bases
- 15 wild garlic leaves, chopped
- 1 Tbsp grated parmesan per pizza
- 1.5 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- Toppings of your choice that could include mushrooms, calendula flower petals, and purple sprouting broccoli
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
How to Make Garlic Pizza Recipe
- First forage for wild garlic (or get some from a farmer’s market). It grows in cool, shady, wet places and is available in early spring.
- Use premade pizza bases or make your own. Homemade pizza dough is fairly straightforward but will need at least an hour to rise. The pizza dough in the recipe will make three pizzas with medium-thickness crust or six pizzas with thin crust.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high or the oven to 400°F (200°C)
- With the homemade pizza dough, take the first lump of dough, dust in flour, and roll it out with a rolling pin so that it comfortably fits on your baking tray or pizza stone. I have an inexpensive pizza pan with holes in the bottom that makes sure that the bottom of the pizza gets crisp too.
- Drizzle the dough with the olive oil, sprinkle the wild garlic on top, then the cheese. Arrange your toppings over the cheese and then sprinkle sea salt on top.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the pizza crust has browned and the cheese is bubbly.