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mozzarella and tomato-basil caprese flatbreat
Cultivate | August 26 2019

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Mozzarella and Tomato-Basil Caprese Flatbread

Take a classic Italian salad and warm it up by turning it into a flatbread with this simple and healthy recipe from our Miraval kitchens. A perfect mid-day meal for cooler autumn days.

Mozarella and Tomato-Basil Caprese Flatbread

Makes 1 Serving
Calories: 250; Total Fat: 10g; Carbohydrate; 32g, Dietary Fiber: 4g; Protein: 8g

Ingredients:

  • 1/12 recipe (1 serving) Basic Flatbread Dough (see below)
  • 1 Tbsp. Herb Pesto (see below)
  • 4 thin slices Roma tomato (about half of an average-sized Roma tomato)
  • 2 Tbsp. thinly sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place one flatbread dough round on a work surface. Spoon the pesto sauce over the dough, spreading to coat evenly, and layer with the remaining ingredients. Place the flatbread on a baking sheet and bake until the dough is crisp and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the flatbread to a cutting board, cut into four wedges, and serve immediately.

Basic Flatbread Dough

Makes 12 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. warm water, not above 110°F
  • 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 tsp. to grease the bowl
  • 1/4 c. honey or agave syrup
  • 2 c. whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 c. semolina flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

Directions:

  • Combine the water, yeast, 1/4 cup of the oil, and the honey in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, and let the mixture sit until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir together the flour, semolina, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • With the machine on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture one-half cup at a time to the yeast mixture. After all the dry ingredients have been added, continue to mix the dough on low speed for 5 minutes.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl with 1 tsp. oil and place the dough inside. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, and let sit until almost double in size, about 1 hour.
  • Turnout the dough onto a lightly floured work surface, and divide into 12 equal portions. One at a time, roll out each portion to 1/4″ in thickness.
  • Use as directed in the recipe.

Herb Pesto

Makes 1 Cup; Serving Size: 1 tsp.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. fresh basil, packed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Roasted Garlic (page 22)
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds (pepitas), roasted
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c. thickened vegetable stock
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth.