My favorite food items I eat daily are goat cheese, prosciutto, gluten free tortillas, red bell peppers, almond butter, red wine and dark chocolate. That is all that EVER sounds good. Weird huh? I mean it not a terrible thing right? Wine and chocolate? Goat cheese and prosciutto?
I had a few Facebook recommendations on what I should make this weekend. Appetizers or bacon jam were my choices. Bacon jam is dangerous. Appetizers not so much. I decided to take my favorite food items (well certain ones) and make a delicious flatbread pizza topped with salad. It is delicious and also great with wine ;)
Goat Cheese, Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread Salad
1 brown rice tortilla (these crisp up perfectly!)
2 tablespoon goat cheese, softened
1 tablespoon fig butter or preserves
1/4 cup red bell peppers, diced
1 tablespoon shallot, sliced
Handful baby spinach, chopped
1-2 slices prosciutto
1/2 tablespoon sliced blanched almonds
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Find a small baking sheet that is big enough to fit a large sized brown rice tortilla. Flip it around and use the bottom of the pan. This will create an even layer for a crispy flatbread.
While the oven is preheating, cut the bell peppers and shallots. Chop the baby spinach and set aside. Place the plain tortilla in the oven to warm up for about 5 minutes. Flip around half way through, it should start to bubble/crisp up. Take out and spread goat cheese and fig butter. Top with bell peppers and shallots. Place back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until you can smell the peppers and shallots. Take out and top with spinach, sliced bell peppers, almonds, prosciutto and a drizzle of oil.
Season with salt and pepper. I cut it into 6 pieces. Now if I didn’t have to go into work I would of had a nice glass of red wine to go with it. ;)
The plus of this flatbread is that it is gluten free! The crunch from the almonds is a nice surprise and goes well with the prosciutto and fig butter. I love fancy finger foods like this and was so simple to throw together. The only downside is, that it can get messy with the spinach and stuff falling off if you are trying to serve this at a cocktail party!