As we exit winter and enter spring, many natural foods will reach their peak of freshness during the upcoming season, making them perfect for all manner of eating and drinking. While these foods are great for use in any form, here at Rina’s Pizzeria, we are in the business of making pizza, which is perhaps the ideal dish to feature fresh and seasonal ingredients of spring, as you can really get in touch with your creative side. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing the best foods to consider for a truly delicious springtime pizza – if that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information!
Artichokes have risen to become a widely used food, featured in savory dishes such as the iconic Spinach & Artichoke Dip, even making its way onto the food in question – pizza. Many attribute this to the fact that artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region – which includes the epicenter of pizza; Italy. In fact, spinach and artichoke pizza has become a recent favorite for its ease of preparation and simple deliciousness – a quick internet search will bring you to a plethora of different recipes if you’re interested.
According to The Daily Meal, March to May is considered the peak season for consuming fresh artichokes. Fresh artichoke season has already begun, so consider adding them to your next pizza, whether you order out or make one at home!
Greens & Herbs
While most pizzas feature some type of meat like sausage, pepperoni, or even meatballs, you shouldn’t be afraid to include more vegetarian ingredients, especially during the spring, when they are at their freshest. For starters, greens are a smart choice to add to your next pizza this springtime – namely arugula – which is a simple yet effective ingredient to add more nutrition and a touch of versatility to any pizza. With a pleasant and non-offensive taste, arugula can go well with virtually everything and anything, though many recipes see it combined with the likes of sausage and meatballs.
In addition to arugula, many would point out the freshness of herbs during the spring, namely that of chives, parsley, and dill. All can contribute to a delicious and flavor-packed pizza, adding the perfect amount of tang and taste for you and others to enjoy.
Looking for Quality Pizza in Boston?
Stop into Rina’s today! Rina’s Pizzeria is located in Boston’s historic North End neighborhood and has satisfied countless Bostonians and visitors alike! If you’re in Boston looking for delicious, savory pizza – look no further than us here at Rina’s! We look forward to seeing and serving you!