Caprese Pesto Flatbread: garden fresh basil pesto, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and drizzle of balsamic vinegar top a purchased flatbread for an easy & flavorful flatbread pizza.
Well I hope you’re well today. I am, thank you. 🙂 Today we’re talking about Caprese Pesto Flatbread. Quick and easy.
When it gets to be springtime, I start thinking about picking ripe, red garden tomatoes and fistfuls of fresh basil from my raised beds out front. Love living off the land, even though we don’t live in the country. (Just call me pioneer woman in the city.) While my tomato plants aren’t even planted yet, I found some beautiful ripe tomatoes at the farmer’s market this week.
So I needed a quick dinner tonight. And over the last few years I’ve totally fallen in love with Stonefire Whole Grain flatbreads. Naan. I love these flatbreads. They’re quick and easy.
They make a great canvas for whatever you top ’em with. Wholegrain, no artificial preservatives and a great source of fiber. Naan flatbread might be old news to you, but if not, try ’em. (And I may be your new best friend.)
I especially love making Caprese Pesto Flatbread with Naan because they’re super fast, healthy and taste great. I made this delicious Caprese Pesto Flatbread in about 15 minutes tops for dinner tonight.
Just crisp up the Naan under the broiler a few minutes. (Watch closely!)
Then spread with a simple homemade basil pesto. (Combine basil, parmesan, garlic and olive oil in the food processor.)
Top with fresh tomato rounds, then fresh mozzarella slices. Bake for 5-10 minutes on the lowest oven rack ’til crust is crispy and mozzarella is melted. Top with fresh basil strips and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette for a great flavor pop.
Fresh and delicious: Caprese Pesto Flatbread!
Caprese Pesto Pizza
- 2 flatbreads
- fresh basil pesto
- 2 large tomatoes sliced into thin rounds
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cut in rounds
- Balsamic vinegar
- Garnish: fresh snipped basil
- Basil Pesto:
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic or more
- pepper to taste
- olive oil
- Crisp up the flatbreads on a baking sheet under the broiler in the oven for a couple minutes until just crisping.
- Watch closely!
- Remove from oven and cool.
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Fresh Basil Pesto:
- Place basil leaves, garlic, parmesan and black pepper in food processor.
- Drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil in and process.
- Add more olive oil if needed for spreadable consistency.
- Spread each flatbread with 1/2 of basil pesto mixture.
- Top with tomato rounds.
- Top with fresh mozzarella rounds.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes on lowest oven rack until flatbread is crispy and cheese is melty.
- Garnish with fresh chopped basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
- Serve immediately.
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Lydia @ Suitcase Foodist says
I have one more way to use my overabundance of tomatoes and basil! Kudos & thank you.
Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life says
I’m jealous. Our basil got downy mildew…we’ve had problems for the last few years. We got pretty far into the season though at least. Our CSA has problems with it too. But their basil seems to be hanging on because we did get a batch this week.I didn’t see basil at the farmer’s market though this past week, so I am guessing that its a problem all around. I definitely want to try this before tomato season ends…I’ve got a fair amount of pesto frozen already for winter. 🙂
Megan Marlowe says
I love this! As previously mentioned perfect for my large bounty of garden tomatoes and basil. Looking forward to making this!
Julie | Small Green Kitchen says
I love the naan flatbreads! Great idea to make a caprese flatbread with them. 🙂
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I absolutely need this for dinner!
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
Allie, I am a bit jealous of your bounty, as I have the blackest thumb around. However, I will happily stop at every farmer’s market in town to stock up on fresh tomatoes for this dish. YUM!
Lisa @ Panning The Globe says
I love this recipe – can’t wait to make it! Such a great idea to start with naan!
Aunt Pinkie says
It looks soooo good! And a neat quick supper! Yummm!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I am just sitting here with my almonds, salivating at this! I love naan as a base or catch-all – but I’ve never topped it with pesto and chunky slices of mozzarella that melted all over! This sounds perfect for a busy night – and perfect for using up all those homegrown tomatoes! So..what time do you want me to come over for dinner?
Girlie – you’re a day late and a dollar short. JK. I wouldn’t charge you for dinner Shashi. Not a dime. Not never never. Get you on that jet plane, almond cruncher!!!!
This looks delicious! I love using my basil and tomatoes from right outside my door. And who doesn’t love pizza. I want to know how many you had to make for your boys? I haven’t made this yet, but I already know it’s 5 star!
How many did I have to make D….hmmmm…too many!!! Hungry boys here. Had to supplement with french bread pizzas made w/leftover sub rolls from the picnic! No one complained though…I know you and Doug will love this.
Susie Mandel says
Oooh, this looks so good!!!
Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman says
This is one of my favorite combinations, especially this time of year. Such a simple, delicious meal!
We have done something similar with loads of freshly chopped basil tossed with olive oil and salt, but since it is the season for pesto, this looks perfect. All we need is the flatbread!
And it was YOUR yummy pesto on Sunday that got me pining for more…..:)
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
Oh. Em. Gee! That looks amazing!!! My grocery is carrying that naan too!
Just what I needed tonight to keep stove use minimal, use up plethora of basil (willing to share with Michelle of Daily Dish!), and wow my potentially stunned-to-be family!! Thanks, Allie, you’re a dinner-saver!
YAY!!! A success story. (Michelle – did you see this basil offer????)
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
Yum, yum, YUM! Definitely need to make some gf flatbread now!
Dear Allie, I can practically smell all those fresh and wonderful flavors. I love stonefire too! This quick pizza is a wonderful way to use up last of the season’s basil. I have to try this. xo, Catherine
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
How clever to use naan for flatbread! I absolutely love caprese and pesto, so I can’t believe I haven’t tried them together! I have so much basil and a crazy amount of tomatoes from the garden (on the side of my house – not front :)) I’m so open to as many ideas as possible to take advantage of them!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I love Stonefire products! I actually have some in my freezer right now. Great idea with this pizza! I love anything Caprese 🙂
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
WOW! Homegrown tomatoes look gorgeous, Allie. I can simply imagine the aroma coming out of your kitchen. Mmmmm, pesto + mozzarella + tomatoes. Indeed this Caprese Pesto Flatbread is so Quick and easy. Perfect for weeknight meal. Loved it my friend. 🙂
I’m back…. My girls both love to read anything you post, and they both told me that I HAD to make the Caprese Pesto Flatbread. So that was supper tonight, and it was every bit as good as it looks! Thanks!
That makes me so happy Bresca!!! So glad you all enjoyed it. 🙂
It was SOOO GOOODDDD 🙂
Glad to hear it Aster!!!!!
Cynthia/What A Girl Eats says
We eat a lot of pesto and caprese in the summer! So perfect!
Healing Tomato says
Now this is my kind of flatbread. All i can see are the lovely tomatoes and I am drooling. This looks like a terrific recipe.
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
Hi Allie. I love caprese pizza. Can never go wrong with that combination.
Enjoy the weekend,
nancy mcmahan says
This is a must try. I have not used Flatbread before. Thanks.
Laila D says
OMG!!! The Caprese Pesto Flatbread was so delicious!! I absolutely loved it. Thank you Allie for sharing the recipe. I told my daughter about it because she was asking for easy recipes to make while at college. She bought the ingredients and is planning on making it for dinner this week. She will not be disappointed!
Oh Laila, that makes me so happy! So so glad you enjoyed it. It’s fast and easy, and uses fresh ingredient. Just like your hummus. Hope you saw I put your recipe on the blog last week. We love it around here! xo
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Tomatoes and corn are two of my favorite things once the weather turns warm! And the title of this contains three of my all time favorite things! I mean, caprese, pesto AND flatbread? All in one?! Yes please!! This has Friday night dinner written all over it my friend!! Cheers – to a wonderful rest of the week and a beautiful weekend! Xoxo
Louise Achor says
Perfect quick dinner with summer freshness and so much flavor. Thanks for the fantastic dinner idea my friend!!
Christy Smith says
Sounds divine!! And we love the Stonefire naan but now am dying to try the wholegrain version. Will be on the lookout for that!! Love how easy the pesto is too!! You are my “Go To Girl” for all things yummy and serve-worthy!!
Hi Allie, ‘New best friend’ works for me! Pizza is my favorite food, and making it fast, easy, and fresh makes me even happier! I’ve never heard of Stonefire Whole Grain flatbreads and look forward to trying it!! Thank you so much. My mouth is watering!!!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
This is my kind of dinner! Especially if I can make it with tomatoes and basil from my own garden :). That mozzarella has me so hungry right now and I just finished lunch. I think a trip to the store for flatbread is in order this afternoon 🙂
Un véritable feu d’artifice de saveurs j’adore ce genre de pizza,bisous Allie,belle journée!
Damn, I only have coconut oil and safflower oil. I guess I need to go to the store and get olive oil… or I can use safflower?
Shashi at Savory Spin says
Allie – even though I’ve commented on this before – I couldn’t stop myself from drooling – er I meant, commenting on this again – cos no matter how many times I see it – it’s still droolicious!
Wow! This looks phenomenal. I love caprese salad and on top of flatbread, its a winner in my book!
Dear Allie, This looks absolutely delicious! I’m with Shashi on this one- too good to pass up! I have all my herbs planted indoors but I cannot wait to get those tomato plants going! Hope all is well dear one. xoxo, Catherine
Agness of Run Agness Run says
I’d rather choose your recipe than a pizza for a movie night. So healthy and mouth-watering, Allie!
Nisha @ Honey, What's Cooking says
Gorgeous. Love anything caprese… takes me back to Italy. This is absolutely stunning.
oh wow I want to try this! that pesto looks good and who needs a pizza this looks so much better.
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