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Grilled Pesto Tomato Flatbread

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of flatbread or naan bread about 10 inches long
  • Olive oil kosher salt (for brushing on bread)
  • 1/4 cup pesto homemade or store bought
  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 3-4 thin slices buffalo mozzarella optional

For Pesto

  • 4-5 cloves garlic peeled and quartered
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves washed and dried
  • 1/3 cup good quality grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a grill or broiler to high.
  • Brush both sides of bread lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt
  • Grill bread lightly on both sides, or heat under the broiler just until bread starts to warm and bubble. Do not let it get to brown.
  • Remove bread from heat, and spread pesto on one side.
  • Top pesto with sliced tomatoes, and add cheese if desired.
  • Turn grill or broiler to low, return pizza to heat just long enough to heat ingredients through and let cheese melt. About 2-3 minutes.

For Pesto

  • Place all pesto ingredients in a bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. If desired, add more or less of any ingredient to taste.