I have long been on the hunt to find a flatbread recipe that compares to the flatbread served at Cactus Club. Simply put…their flatbread is darn good! When it comes to food, I’m a follower..of recipes, that is! Don’t ask me to come up with something on my own, but this flatbread took me beyond my borders! This is what I’ve come up with…we served it at our blog launch party and it seemed to be a crowd favorite. Try it and let me know what you think!
The best thing: no measurements! (well, except for the pesto)…add as much or as little of the individual ingredients to suit your taste!
~Pesto..see homemade recipe below
~Caramelized goat cheese and feta cheese
~ Chopped Greens…arugula is the best
~Balsamic Glaze…the thicker variety
~Fresh naan bread
Just follow these easy steps:
#1 Caramelize the onions– my husband LOVES coming home to this smell…I have to admit, it’s pretty ok!
#2 Homemade Pesto:
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 extra virgion olive oil
1/3 cup pinenuts
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper
**any leftover pesto can be frozen!
#3. Caramelize Cheeses: Goat and Feta
Combine both cheeses in a saute pan and heat til they soften and combine. While heating, stir them as you would scrambled eggs, if that makes sense! Once they have melted and combined, turn the heat off and let them cool. They will firm up as they cool which is what you want
#4. Lightly brush the naan with olive oil and heat in oven until warm and crispy.
#5 Now, just assemble all your ingredients and you’re SET!! The order I place the ingredients on the naan is: pesto, caramelized onions, salt, cheese, onions, chopped greens and lastly, the balsamic vinegar glaze.
Serve as an appetizer, or if you are like me and you want it for dinner (YUM!), add some grilled chicken and a chilled glass of white wine..delish!