Monday, February 17, 2014

Grilled Veggie Flatbread

When did ordering a pizza for a family of 4 become so difficult?  Veggies - no veggies, pepperoni or sausage, margarita or meat lovers --- and don't even get me started on the thick crust vs. thin crust debate.  I think everyone in this family has a different preference when it comes to pizza.  (I blame the fact that there are just far to many choices these days.) 

I love to make homemade pizza and besides it's superior flavor, making it at home allows me to customize the pizzas and accommodate everyone's individual tastes.  I usually reserve pizza making for Friday or Saturday nights but I found a recipe on the website that looked easy enough to make on a busy weeknight.  The base for the pizza was naan bread instead of a traditional pizza dough.  That alone saved tons of time because they sell naan everywhere now - even Wal Mart carries it. 

Bought a package of naan breads and I made some of them into more traditional style pizzas and I turned 1 of them into a grilled veggie flatbread.  (Guess who that was for?)

Grilled Vegetable Flatbread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet onion; thinly sliced
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1/2 yellow squash, sliced thin
  • 8 large mushrooms; thinly sliced
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 4 Indian flatbreads (Naan) or pocketless pita
  • 1 cup Sabra® Hummus
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Slice onion with a mandolin.

Mince garlic.

Slice zucchini on mandolin.

Slice squash using mandolin.

Slice mushrooms thinly.

Combine vegetables in a bowl.

Heat oil in skillet.  Add vegetables and saute until tender.

Remove from heat and add spinach.

Heat bread by placing on a grill or over the flame of a gas burner.  (Let's face it - I'm a cold weather wimp so I opted for the indoor version.)

Place warmed breads on a baking sheet and spread with hummus.  (or pizza sauce)

Spoon vegetables on top and sprinkle with seasoning.

Sprinkle with cheese.

And if you are feeding teenagers - top with cheese and pepperoni.

Bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese melts.  (About 10 minutes.)   Drizzle with balsamic vinegar while warm.

This was a delicious way to have pizza and to get lots of vegetables in my diet too.  It was really yummy and I still managed to make everyone's pizza requests come true.  (For today anyway.)


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