Easy Salad-Topped Flatbread Two Ways
Created by: Spark Nutrition Communications for Canadian Agriculture Day
Simple, flavourful, and healthy, this flatbread has it all. Made with staples from your pantry – like Canadian whole wheat flour – this time-saving meal is table-ready in fewer than 30 minutes. And when you choose nutritious, grown-in-Canada ingredients, you’re helping to support our hard-working farmers and nourishing your body at the same time.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
1/2 cup, plus 2 tbsp (155 mL) all-purpose enriched flour
1/2 cup (125 mL) whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder and salt. Pour in milk and melted butter; with fork, stir until soft dough forms. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead to bring dough together. Roll or with floured hands pat into oval roughly 12 inches x 6 inches (30 cm x 15 cm).
Place dough on prepared baking sheet; with fork, poke entire surface. Bake for 10 minutes or just until crust is golden. Remove from oven, let cool slightly. Top flatbread with Ricotta and Pan-Roasted Tomatoes or Arugula, Red Pepper and Feta.
Ricotta and Pan-Roasted Tomatoes
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in skillet; add a small container of grape tomatoes and cook until they burst, stirring occasionally. Add a clove of minced garlic; with spoon, gently press tomatoes to release juices. Season with a pinch of salt.
Stir together one cup (250 mL) ricotta cheese and a few leaves of chopped fresh basil; season with salt and pepper. Slather ricotta mixture over flatbread and top with pan-roasted tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle red chili flakes and scatter fresh basil leaves.
Arugula, Red Pepper and Feta
Top flatbread with a layer of your favourite hummus. Scatter a few handfuls of baby arugula over the hummus. Add chopped sweet red pepper (about one small red pepper) and a good sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and finish with a big squeeze of fresh lemon.
Tip: All-purpose enriched flour and whole wheat flour made with Canadian wheat provide a variety of vitamins and minerals that are important for good health.