Prep Time  15minutes
Cook Time  8minutes
Total Time  23minutes

Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread pizzas have become a stable in my house, and this version of Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza is one of my favorites.  I generally use pita bread, or nann, as the base (which saves a ton of time) and since the “sauce” is really just the toppings, it only takes about 15 minutes to make.  I use a mixture of olives, tomato, and chili, to give the pizza a salty, sweet, and of course spicy mix of toppings that make me think of Italy and the med.  Top the flatbread with a bit of cheese and then bake off in a very hot oven and you’re good to go.  I love it, and I’m sure you will too.

Recipe Overview and Keys to Success

To make the best Mediterranean Pizza, just make sure to do the following:

  1. I use pita bread or nann, but whatever you use, make sure it’s good quality, and nice and thin, so it doesn’t over power the toppings
  2. Use a good amount of olive oil, with provides both the fat and the moisture needed for the flatbread
  3. A hot oven is critical to get the bread crispy and the cheese melted before the toppings over cook, and lose their freshness
  4. Finally, make sure to use good quality, fresh ingredients for the toppings, in the right proportions, as too much can make the bread wet and sloppy

Ingredients (for two)

  • 2 Pita breads
  • 1 tomato deseeded and diced
  • ~ half dozen olives chopped
  • 1 small chili pepper finely chopped
  • ~ ½ cup grated gruyere or asiago cheese
  • Tablespoon of basil finely chopped
  • Olive oil

Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, with a pizza stone or heavy guage pan inside
  • Combine the tomato, olives, basil and chili in a bowl and coat with olive oil, season with salt and pepper
  • Drizzle some olive oil over the pita and then spread the tomato mixture evenly over both
  • Top with the cheese, and move into the oven
  • Cook for 5 – 8 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crust crispy
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to set for a minute to cool, drizzle with a bit more olive oil if desired and serve!

Wine Recommendation for Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

Because this is a fairly spicy dish, with the chili pepper, I tend to avoid red wines, and the tannin typically doesn’t go well with heat.  So look to a full bodied white wine like a viognier or a lightly oaked chardonnay.  

Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

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