Flatbread Veggie-Lovers Pizza

September 19, 2010 by Ali

Some weeks I do well with eating healthy. And then some weeks I seem to utterly and miserably fail…especially when I’m working long hours away from my kitchen, it’s too rainy to exercise outside, and there is a rum cake in the house. :) Excuses, excuses….

But tomorrow is the kickoff for one of our latest “health and wellness” challenges at work. (Yes, it’s true — every few months we have a new creatively-themed contest across our 200+ employees focused on various aspects of health.) And I am determined to get back on the ball and win this one!

So to kick off the week on a positive note, thought I’d post one of my favorite new (and healthy!) recipes from this summer for flatbread pizza. This one originally comes from one of my favorite bloggers — Katie at GoodLife{Eats}. (You should all visit her lovely site!) Similar to the pita pizzas I posted last spring, these flatbread pizzas are a fantastic way to whip up a delicious meal in a flash. With these, I especially loved how Katie used the mozzarella balls (which gave fun bursts of cheese, rather than an even topping), the fresh basil, and parmesan to balance out the veggies – delish!

Feel free to use whatever fresh veggies you have on hand (or throw in some Italian sausage, as she suggests) and whip up a flatbread creation of your own. Wishing everyone a healthy week!

Flatbread Veggie-Lovers Pizza

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 flatbreads

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of whole-wheat flatbread (or pitas)
  • olive oil
  • a handful of fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • bite sized fresh marinated mozzarella balls (about 6-8 per pita)
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium yellow crooked neck squash, diced
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (red, yellow, orange or green), diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • crumbled Italian sausage, about 1 cup (optional)

Method

Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the diced zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, bell pepper and tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes until cooked, then remove from heat.

Meanwhile, brush the tops of each pita bread with olive oil. Top with basil. Sprinkle the pita bread with the cooked zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, bell pepper and tomatoes. Cut the mozzarella balls in half and sprinkle on top of the other toppings. Bake at 400 degrees, or grill, until the pita is slightly crispy and the cheese is bubbly. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, cut into wedges and serve.

Recipe adapted from GoodLife {Eats}

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Ali’s Tip:

Some other fun veggies to add to this might be: asparagus, mushrooms, eggplant, spinach, shallots (in place of onions)…as well as other fresh italian herbs!

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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14 thoughts on “Flatbread Veggie-Lovers Pizza

  1. I made this last night, I used Sun Dried Tomatoes instead of regular tomatoes and I brushed a pesto sauce on the Garlic Naan Bread instead of plain olive oil. it was so delicious, the whole family loved it!!! thank you for the recipe :)

    - Cristina

  2. I’ve seen so many recipes lately for pizzas! So far, I think yours must be the best! The other one I really like is Mexican Pizza. What do you think? Thanks again for sharing this delicious pizza recipe!

    - Sophia

  3. Veggie goodness! Love it.

    - Marisa

  4. Good gracious me! Yum Yum Yum! Just look at how bright that pizza is!

    - Dana

  5. Hey Ali! Thought I’d let you know that I made this last night for Amy G. and we both loved it. I used Naan because that’s what I had, and man was it delicious. (P.S. I just found out about your blog a few months ago from someone random who has never met you. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about this great thing you’ve got going here!)

    - Cari

    • Hey Cari!

      Ha – that’s so fun!!! So glad you found the site, and that you liked the flatbread! I have so loved following your photoblog. Need to take lessons from you two in photographing life outside of…well…food. :)

      Take care!
      ~A

      - ali

  6. This would be perfect for tossing on the grill. It’s now on the To Do This Weekend list.

    - Jeff

    • Ha – I thought about doing this on the grill, Jeff. But was a little too hungry and didn’t have patience for the charcoals to do their thing. I bet it would be yummy though!!

      ~A

      - ali

  7. I love pita pizzas on the grill. Flatbread sounds awesome too. Looks totally healthy and delicious.

    - Michelle

  8. This looks delish! I love flatbread pizza. Funny you mention rum cake, I’m having some right this very moment.

    - naomi

  9. I make these pizza on purchases Naan bread – it comes in several flavors – whole wheat, garlic and plain of course.

    - Linda