Fresh Vegetable, Sage, and Ricotta Flatbread

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I’m something of a pizza fanatic. Blame it on my Italian blood. Pizza is a simple idea, with many variations. I love pizza with adventurous combo’s and gourmet touches. A while back on one of my pizza tastings, I tore a bite out of a slice that had been delicately herbed with sage.  Miraculous! I instantly stored the idea in the back of my brain to pull out in the kitchen later on.

So when I was rushed to eat something quick this week, standing in front fresh herbs at the grocery store, on the phone with my friend, and searching for inspiration – I heard the magical little word “flatbread” come through the voice on the other end. It was like a catalyst in my brain and I knew what I had to do. I remembered that perfectly herbed pizza from before, and quickly grabbed the sage hanging in front of me. I swung by the asparagus and tomatoes, swooped up some naan, and tossed the ricotta into my basket. I was a girl on a mission.

That flat bread was ready in 20 minutes and boy was it good. It had all of the deliciousness of a pizza slice, but was much less laborious to prepare. Flat breads are a perfect weeknight option, and all you need is a fresh herb to make them really good. Here is just one of the many delicious combos that one could put together.

Ingredients (serves 2):

2 Slices of Garlic Naan

½ Cup Ricotta Cheese

10 Asparagus Stems – cut into 1 inch pieces

1 Cup Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes – Halved

10-15 Sage Leaves

2 Tbsp Truffle Oil

2 Garlic Cloves – minced

½ Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes

Drizzle of olive oil

Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Heat truffle oil in a frying pan over a medium flame, toss in asparagus and garlic

Once asparagus is ½ cooked, add in sage leaves – stirring so that everything is evenly coated with truffle oil, and nothing burns.Picture 007

Add in tomatoes and salt when asparagus is ¾ cooked. Cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.

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On a foil-lined baking sheet, lay out your naan slices.

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Spread vegetable mix evenly across both.

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Add 5 dollops of ricotta to each. Drizzle with olive oil.

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Stick in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, sprinkle with pepper and red pepper flakes, and you’re done!

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Comments

Taylor -March 4, 2012, 9:58AM

Oh my goodness this looks insanely delicious!
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RuthAnn Lewtschanyn -March 4, 2012, 10:20AM

This really looks good–going to make it!

andrea lynne rose -March 4, 2012, 12:09PM

You can never go wrong with a combo of veggies and cheese. Amazing!

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dragon fruit -March 4, 2012, 11:45PM

yumm looks so satisfying and healthy! totally going to try this.

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Hollister UK -March 5, 2012, 3:41AM

I like this delicious food!

alexis -March 5, 2012, 2:35PM

delicious!! i will def try this! i am addicted to making flatbread pizzas out of garlic naan….my favourite right now is topped with goat cheese, arugula, and honey-garlic grilled eggplant.

Jocelyn -March 25, 2012, 9:08PM

I tried this recipe and absolutely love it!!! Will be experimenting with other ingredients for sure. & it is surprisingly extramely filling; just one is moooore than enough!

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