Summer Flatbreads and Pizzas
Flatbreads and pizzas make great meals especially in the summer. Paired with a salad and crisp glass of white wine, how can you go wrong? Here are some of our favorite combinations of “white” flatbreads and pizzas. They all require a thin layer of olive oil (with or without minced garlic) or pesto brushed on the raw dough or flatbread before cooking. Pizzas bake at 425 degrees until crusts are browned. Flatbreads (pita, naan…) bake at 375 degrees until they brown and veggies and cheeses are cooked and melted.
Eggplant, Squash and Feta Cheese
Prepare flatbread or pizza dough with thin layer of olive oil. Sauté squash and eggplant in olive oil with kosher salt, adding some finely minced garlic towards the end. The veggies should still be very firm. Place veggies atop oiled dough. Sprinkle with feta cheese and freshly ground black pepper and bake.
Onion and Turkey Sausage
Sauté onions in 2 tbsp. olive oil until translucent. Add uncased turkey sausage and brown. Place atop oiled dough or flatbread. Sprinkle with your favorite cheese and bake.
Arugula, Prosciutto, Mozzarella Cheese and Balsamic Syrup
Place prosciutto and mozzarella atop oiled or pesto rubbed dough/flatbread. Bake until melted and dough is browned. Remove from oven and add Arugula. You can drizzle with any type of balsamic vinegar syrup.
Roasted Corn, Caramelized Onions and Garlic
Use any leftover corn you have- roasted, boiled, grilled. Shave it off the cob. Caramelize onions in pan over medium heat with 2 tsp. olive oil. Add garlic in the last minute. Spread corn and onions over oiled bread/dough and top with mozzarella cheese and bake.
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella
Add all ingredients to top of bread/pizza and bake until done. Classic. Can’t beat it!
Roasted Pecans, Gorgonzola, Arugula and Balsamic Glaze
Take prepped bread/dough and add chopped pecans and gorgonzola cheese. Bake until done. Remove from oven and add arugula and balsamic syrup or glaze.
Peach, Goat Cheese and Rosemary
Take fresh or grilled peaches and lay in single layer on oiled bread/dough with some spaces in-between peaches. Sprinkle with goat cheese and chopped rosemary. Bake until done.