Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Flatbread

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!

Ingredients:

~Caramelized Onions

~Pesto..see homemade recipe below

~Caramelized goat cheese and feta cheese

~Grape tomatoes

~Sea Salt

~ 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!

Melt butter and add sliced onions...cook on low until golden brown and caramelized, about 15 min

 

#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

Mix basil, parmesan cheese, pinenuts, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor. Add olive oil and process until mixed. Add more salt and pepper if needed

 

**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

Sauteing the cheese...trust me..it works!

 

#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.

Clockwise from top left: Pesto, Balsamic Glaze, Caramelized Cheese, Sea Salt, Naan, Caramelized Onions, Chopped Greens, Chopped Grape Tomatoes

 

Ready to serve!

 

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!

Apparently Scott's chicken recipe is top-secret...he won't even tell me! But is sure was delicious with the flatbread:)

 

 

 

  • sherri

    Tried this tonight, and it is delicious! Thx for the great recipe:)

  • Anita

    thank you for sharing this recipe……like you, I got crazy about Cactus Cafe’s Flatbread…it was delicious!
    I’ll certainly make this. Thanks again

  • So glad you enjoyed it…i have to say it’s a favorite around here:)

  • Liane Medwick

    love it! Made this for a Grey Cup party and everyone loved it. For those that didn’t like goat cheese I did a bacon and chedder flatbread as well.
    Thanks so much!

    • Pam

      Great idea Liane!! I’m goin to have to try that!