Lately, I find myself searching my favorite restaurants’ menus for flatbreads. Topped with different varieties of veggies, meat and cheese, I find these chewy little planks of bread to be fresher and more interesting than pizza. I also like the lighter options with flatbreads. Rather than heavy mozzarella and pepperoni, flatbreads often feature ingredients like fresh spinach and goat cheese.

Eager to customize a flatbread to my own tastes and have it whenever I want, I decided to try out my brother’s EASY recipe for grilled flatbread. It was simple, delicious and the perfect base for me to build a meal upon!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon yeast dissolved in one cup of warm water with pinch of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Place pinch of sugar in measuring cup. Add water and yeast. Mix and let stand until yeast is dissolved (three or four minutes).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix salt and flour together. Make a well in flour mixture and pour yeast water in. Add olive oil.
  3. Mix by hand, folding over until combined. NOTE: You may need to add a little more water if dough is crumbly. Dough should pull away from bowl easily.
  4. Form dough into ball and cover with a damp towel. Put it in a warm spot (I used a slightly warm oven that had been turned off) and let rise for two to four hours.
  5. After dough has doubled in size, divide it into two balls and roll each ball out to about 1/8-inch thick on a floured surface.
  6. Oil the grill to prevent sticking (I used a grill pan on the stove top, but any grill can be used).
  7. Place one piece of dough on medium hot grill at a time. Grill each side five or six minutes or until bread bubbles up and pulls loose easily from grill.
  8. Top flatbread with your favorite toppings (see my suggestions below).

Toppings

You can do anything you want on top of your flatbread! Here’s how topped mine (and it was deeeeeeelicious!):

  1. First I slathered a thick layer of hummus across the flatbread.
  2. Then I added chopped fresh spinach.
  3. Next I pan fried chicken tenders seasoned with tarragon and salt in a little butter and added those.
  4. Finally, I sprinkled fresh chopped tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese over the whole thing.
  5. Optional: Drizzle balsamic cream for a finishing touch!

Grilled Flatbread
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch or Appetizer
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Serves: 8
 
This easy flatbread is made on the grill and works with almost any topping!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon yeast dissolved in one cup of warm water with pinch of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place pinch of sugar in measuring cup. Add water and yeast. Mix and let stand until yeast is dissolved (three or four minutes).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix salt and water together. Make a well in flour mixture and pour yeast water in. Add olive oil.
  3. Mix by hand, folding over until combined. NOTE: You may need to add a little more water if dough is crumbly. Dough should pull away from bowl easily.
  4. Form dough into ball and cover with a damp towel. Put it in a warm spot (I used a slightly warm oven that had been turned off) and let rise for two to four hours.
  5. After dough has doubled in size, divide it into two balls and roll each ball out to about ⅛-inch thick on a floured surface.
  6. Oil the grill to prevent sticking (I used a grill pan on the stove top, but any grill can be used).
  7. Place one piece of dough on medium hot grill at a time. Grill each side five or six minutes or until bread bubbles up and pulls loose easily from grill.
  8. Top with your favorite ingredients (I used chicken tenders, hummus, tomatoes, fresh spinach and goat cheese).