Fresh Tomato and Basil Flatbread

Fresh Tomato and Basil Flatbread
Staff Writer
Fresh Tomato and Basil Flatbread
Peacock Garden Cafe

Fresh Tomato and Basil Flatbread

When good tomatoes start cropping up in the produce aisle and in farmers markets, there are a few things one must do: make insalata caprese, fresh tomato salsa, bruschetta, and yes, anything involving fresh tomatoes and basil, like this flatbread recipe.

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4
Servings
535
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 10-12 tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 Cup chopped basil leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the dough hook attachment. Mix on low speed until incorporated, about 2 minutes.

With the machine running, slowly add the water until the mixture forms a dough around the hook. Dust a work surface with flour and knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Form into disk shapes and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each piece of dough into an 8- to 10-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick. Brush each circle with extra-virgin olive oil and grill for 4 minutes on each side.

Remove the flatbread from the grill to cool slightly. Add the tomato, goat cheese, and red onion and place in the oven until the cheese begins to melt, 5 minutes. To finish, top with the chopped basil, additional extra-virgin olive oil, and season with pepper, to taste.

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
16g
33%
Carbs
87g
29%
Vitamin A
100µg
11%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.6%
Vitamin C
9mg
14%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
35µg
43%
Calcium
72mg
7%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
49µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
335µg
84%
Folic acid
168µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
33%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
35%
Phosphorus
196mg
28%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
283mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
37.9%
Sodium
578mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.9mg
60.1%
Zinc
1mg
8%