This easy and colorful Vegetable Flatbread makes a really nice light dinner, appetizer, or a great lunch option too. The limitless possibilities for vegetables to use are almost endless. This can be altered for any season of the year and any palate. This fast and fresh recipe is sure to become a go to!
I think all too often, appetizers don’t get their day in the sun as often as they should. They tend to be a smaller portion so you end up unintentionally eating more of it, and a lot of them are deep fried, which is difficult if you are trying to be health conscious.
Appetizers can be healthy and fresh too! Why not turn your CSA box veggies or Farmers Market haul into a light and healthy appetizer?
Why You Will Love This Roasted Veggie Flatbread
Not only is this versatile, but if you are looking for a new way to eat vegetables or add more of them to your diet, this veggie flatbread provides an awesome opportunity to do both. The dough recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to make more than one flatbread at a time.
I love this as a light lunch, it is not just an appetizer! It is also a fabulous dish to go with soup or a salad. This dough is also really easy to have young children help make, and they can even pick out their own toppings!
How To Make Vegetable Flatbread
This is a very easy recipe!
- Make your greek yogurt dough.
- Shape it in a round or oval on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Stir together the ingredients for the creme fraiche spread.
- Spread it over the dough.
- Add your veggies and cheese.
- Bake and serve!
The dough is very simple, and even if you have never made dough before, you will likely find this very easy to do. I have plenty of photos and instructions to help you with flatbread dough success!
2 Ingredient Pizza Dough
Instead of utilizing store bought puff pastry or pre made pizza dough, it is so easy to make a dough for this flatbread yourself!
If you have been on the internet at all the past few years, you have probably seen the pizza dough made with Greek yogurt and self rising flour. I finally decided to try my own version of this. Boy, am I a late adopter. I chose to make my own self rising flour because it is not an ingredient I tend to keep in my pantry. Self rising flour is merely all purpose flour and baking powder in the right proportions.
This dough was actually pretty good and I will definitely use it again. It was very easy to make. In my opinion it is more of a flatbread dough than a pizza dough but hey, it works in a pinch. It is easy to work with to get it into the shape you want after the dough forms, and it was slightly chewy once cooked. I think it would take well to a wide variety of herbs or spices if you wanted to mix them into the dough.
On its own, the dough does not have much flavor so it needs salt for sure. Adding fresh or dried herbs, granulated or fresh garlic, red chili flakes, chopped jalapeno, curry powder, or many other dried spice blends would work if you want to use more than just salt to season it.
For one flatbread, I would start with a half teaspoon of whatever seasoning or mix in you decide to use. You certainly are not limited to salt only with this dough. For this recipe, I chose to add my herbs to the creme fraiche spread on top rather than in the dough itself.
Make Your Own Self Rising Flour
DIY self rising flour is so easy! Making self rising flour is as simple as using all purpose flour and baking powder in the right proportions. I used the ratio on King Arthur Baking’s website which is 1 ½ tsp of baking powder added to 1 cup of all purpose flour.
If you have a sifter, that is a great way to make sure the flour and baking powder are properly incorporated, but if you don’t you can use a spoon to stir them together. Just be sure you stir well so the baking powder is thoroughly mixed in.
When making the dough, it is going to seem dry at first when you add the yogurt and start stirring. The flour takes a little effort to soak up the yogurt. You will be tempted to add more yogurt to get the flour to blend, but there is no need. Once I got in there with my hands and started kneading, it came together just fine. Be careful not to over knead so the dough doesn’t become tough.
How To Make 2 Ingredient Dough
- Place the flour (store bought or homemade self rising flour) in a bowl.
- Add the Greek yogurt to the flour.
- Use a spoon or your hands to combine the ingredients.
- Once a dough forms, remove the dough from the bowl and knead a few times until all the flour is absorbed.
This is a really easy dough. As I said previously, the dough will seem dry at first and you’ll feel like you want to add more yogurt to moisten it. Don’t give in to that, the dough will come together just fine!
The Creme Fraiche Spread
There are so many things you could add to the creme fraiche here, or just leave it as is. The fresh chives, shallot, and garlic are quite nice, and you can change those up as you see fit.
You can even make your own creme fraiche for this dish very easily! I show you how in my post on How to Make Creme Fraiche. It’s really easy to make yourself. Just two ingredients you likely already keep in your kitchen anyway and a little time are all you need!
I am a big believer in making things yourself as much as possible, and making creme fraiche is so easy you’ll never buy it at the store again.
Ways To Make This Flatbread Your Own
- You don’t have to stick with the arugula and asparagus combination used in this recipe. Any fresh vegetable that stands up to a few minutes in a high heat oven would work here. Butternut squash, spinach, kale, red onion, or shaved brussels sprouts would all be great!
- If you want to add crumbled bacon, smoked salmon, or prosciutto I am certainly not going to stop you.
- The Fontina can be substituted for any other melty cheese you like. Mozzarella, Provolone, Swiss, Gouda, Monterey Jack, or any other cheese that comes to mind. You can even leave it off if you like.
- Try Quick Pickled Shallots, Pesto Calabrese, or Pesto di Basilico on top!
How To Store Vegetable Flatbread
This keeps in the fridge wrapped in foil for two or three days, and you can simply pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up (without the foil of course).
What To Serve With Veggie Flatbread
This would be the perfect accompaniment to my recipe for Artichoke and Fresh Spinach Dip as well as Strawberry Basil Lemonade for a great appetizer spread, or paired with my Roasted Asparagus Soup and Fried Goat Cheese Salad to make a terrific meal.
A little squeeze of lemon on top gives the vegetables a little brightness.
This is a fabulous recipe to serve any time of year. It’s as simple as using fresh veggies in season. You are not limited to the arugula and asparagus used here by any means.
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These versatile and easy vegetable flatbread uses a two ingredient dough, and the possibilities for toppings are endless.
For the Dough
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 5.3 ounce container of Plain Greek Yogurt (I used full fat)
For the Creme Fraiche Spread
- 1/4 cup Creme Fraiche
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Chives
- 1 tsp Shallot, chopped
- 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
- Pinch of Salt
For the Toppings
- 1/2 cup Arugula
- 8-10 Asparagus Spears, tough ends trimmed
- 1/3 cup shredded Fontina Cheese
- 1/8 tsp cracked Black Pepper
- Heat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, add the all purpose flour, salt, and baking powder and stir well.
- Add the yogurt and stir to combine. Once some of the flour is absorbed start kneading with your hands to fully combine the ingredients.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead a few more times, and shape into an oval or round that is about a quarter inch to a half inch thick.
- Sprinkle a rimmed baking sheet with course ground cornmeal and place the dough round on top.
- Next, chop the garlic, shallot, and chives and stir into the creme fraiche. Add the salt to the mixture and spread evenly over the dough, leaving about a half inch border all the way around.
- Top the dough with the asparagus, then add add the arugula and Fontina. Sprinkle the black pepper evenly over the top.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges of the dough are light golden. Cut into slices and serve.
Self rising flour can be used instead of making your own, just substitute the same amount of self rising flour for the all purpose and leave out the baking powder, as it is already in the self rising flour.
Any other melty cheese can be used in place of Fontina, such as Mozzarella.
You will not need any more yogurt than the recipe requires, though at first when the dough is being mixed it will seem as though the flour will not all absorb into the yogurt without adding more. With some kneading the dough will all come together.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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