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Spring Allium Pizza (with chives, spring onions, and cream)
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Spring Onion and Chive Pizza with Genius White Sauce

A super-simple pizza to showcase early-spring chives and spring onions (or scallions). All you need is a bunch of chives, a few scallions or spring onions, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, French, Italian
Keyword: chives, quick and easy, scallions, spring, spring onions, vegetarian, white pizza
Makes: 1 (12-inch) pizza
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • 2 bowls
  • pastry brush
  • Large rimmed baking sheet or baking stone/steel
  • Pizza peel (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh chives with flowers or buds chopped, flowers/buds left whole
  • 3 spring onions or scallions white an light green parts only, sliced in half lengthwise and then cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14- to 16-ounce) ball pizza dough
  • cup heavy cream divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 500°F (if using a baking sheet) or as high as it will go (if using a baking stone/steel; place the stone/steel in the oven before you start preheating).
  • Place the chives and spring onions in separate bowls and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to each. Toss to coat, then season the chives and spring onions with a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper; toss again.
  • If you're using a baking stone/steel, turn the oven to Broil on high.
  • Stretch or roll out your dough to a 12-inch circle, then transfer it to an oiled baking sheet or a lightly floured pizza peel (if using a baking stone/steel).
  • Drizzle the dough very lightly with olive oil, and use a pastry brush to spread the oil all the way to the edges of the dough. Scatter on the spring onions, then the chives. Drizzle half of the cream evenly over top.
    pouring cream on simple white pizza before baking
  • Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese has browned in spots—8 to 10 minutes on the baking sheet, 6 to 8 minutes on the baking stone/steel.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven, and immediately drizzle the remaining cream evenly over top and season with a pinch of salt. Let the pizza sit for 5 minutes or until the cream has congealed, then slice and serve.
    pouring cream on simple white pizza after baking