Chilli Pesto, Parma Ham and Asparagus Pizza

30 minutes / 2 people
Chilli Pesto, Parma Ham and Asparagus Pizza


  • 6-8 asparagus spears (snap off the woody ends)
  • 2 medium-sized pizza bases
  • plain flour, for rolling out
  • 3 tblsp Saclà Chilli Pesto
  • 3 tblsp mascarpone
  • 2 slices Prosciutto, torn into 4 pieces
  • A good handful of finely grated Parmesan
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • few small basil leaves, to garnish


Lightly oil the asparagus spears, and roast them in a hot oven for about 4 minutes (so they’re still slightly firm). Place the pizza bases onto a baking tray and spread each with 1 ½ tblsp Sacla’ Chilli pesto, taking it to within 1cm of the edges. Dot with the mascarpone and arrange the asparagus and Prosciutto on top. Finally scatter the Parmesan on top and season well. Bake the pizzas on the middle shelf of the oven for about 7 minutes until the base is crisp and golden, and the mascarpone has melted and the Prosciutto has crisped up. When they’re cooked, simply scatter over the lemon zest and basil leaves and drizzle over some olive oil. Buonissimo!