Monday, October 12, 2009

Pesto Tomato Flatbread


A while back, Alissa from Spunky Girl Eats, posted about her grape pesto pizza. I had seen that recipe in Cooking Light, but quickly turned the page, freaked out at the idea of grapes on a pizza. But, after her rave reviews, I knew I had to try it. Holy cow, what an amazing pizza, so many flavors. Go check out her blog for the recipe!

But afterwards, I needed something to do with the leftover pesto and pizza crust. I remembered a flatbread of pesto and tomato that I had at a restaurant not too long ago and decided to duplicate that. I'd like to introduce you to my new favorite lunch! Is there anything not to like? Fresh tomatoes, rich pesto, gooey mozzarella, it's like a party in my mouth! It also takes about three minutes to put together. Go make yourself some, thank me later.

Pesto Tomato Flatbread

Ingredients

2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 can flatbread pizza dough
4-5 tablespoons pesto (if you're not using homemade, use the stuff that comes from the refrigerated section, it's just better)
4-5 roma or campari tomatoes, chopped
5-6 basil leaves, torn, or cut into ribbons
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons pecorino romano
1 cup mozzarella, shredded

Directions

Sprinkle cornmeal on baking sheet or pizza stone. Lay out pizza crust. Spread an even layer of pesto over crust. Evenly arrange tomatoes, basil, garlic, and cheeses. Bake at temperature given on pizza dough can and bake until cheese is melted and crust is browned, about 10 minutes.

27 comments:

Ingrid said...

I'm okay with everything except the tomatoes!
~ingrid

♥peachkins♥ said...

i love the looks of this!

Rebekah said...

yum!!! this looks great!

Alissa said...

Oh man, I need this pizza NOW! I'll be making this soon! Love the combo of flavors you whipped up! Thanks for the shout out, I'm so glad you tried the grape pizza! Cooking light has changed my life! :) love ya!

Palidor said...

That looks wonderful! Lots of good flavors that you have going on there. I like that it's easy to put together.

Erica said...

mmmmmmmmm looks totally yummy. I love flatbread pizza. What a great and easy din din

biz319 said...

That looks amazing!! I could definitely eat that every day! :D

Happy Monday!

the ungourmet said...

I love flatbread pizza. I really don't like thick crust pizza at all. This looks perfect! I love the topping you used. Mmm. Mmm. I'm ready for lunch now and it's only 10 a.m.!

girlichef said...

Sounds delicious to me...I mean, goodness on top of goodness...how could you go wrong!? ;)

Lynn said...

Yum, doesn't this sound good! We love pesto, tomatoes, cheese. I love your description,too, like a party in your mouth :) I'm not familiar with flatbread pizza dough -- is it in the same section of the grocery store as the canned biscuits? Does it taste like regular pizza dough? Do tell! Thanks for educating me.

teresa said...

hi lynn! yeah, its just in the canned doughs like biscuits etc. i just get the pillsbury stuff. it's very flaky and yummy!

Maria said...

I am loving this one!

Mini Baker said...

this looks really great!YUMMM
-Mini Baker

Kim said...

I love the pesto tomato flatbread, so pretty and colorful. I know what you mean about grapes and pizza. I had to cook through a Tyler recipe with grapes and pizza. At first I wasn't sure about it, but it was delicious. Such a strange combination, but really good.

Lara said...

This looks like something that I would adore! What a great idea!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This sounds delicious especially with the pesto! I love flatbread!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks really good!!! Tasty and crispy, I imagine!

Aggie said...

Oh, I'm all over that!! Looks delicious!!

Libby said...

Yummm! I LOVE a good homemade pizza recipe. This looks really healthy too :) You've got a great blog also :) I'll add you to my blogroll list :)

Katy ~ said...

Quick, easy, delicious, no exotic ingredients, oh, yes. LOVING the looks and sounds of this. I don't know if I could ever say no to pizza.

Cheryl said...

That looks and sounds delish, I love the thin crusts I can eat more!

Velva said...

This is great! Very nice.

burpandslurp said...

Wow. That looks awesome, even though it is basically quite simple! Look at the little dots of colors!

Pam said...

Yum, yum, yum. Enough said?

Kathy said...

YUMMM!!! It's not even 8am but this looks really good!!! ;) lol...

4*KowBoys said...

This does look delish!

Spryte said...

*drool*