Arugula Caprese Flatbread Pizza

This delicious Arugula Caprese flatbread pizza is a fun and easy weeknight dinner option that’s even better than delivery! Made with fresh, bright ingredients like arugula, tomatoes, and mozzarella, this pizza is sure to satisfy your cravings. Plus, it’s a great way to save money on takeout. So why not give it a try tonight? You won’t be disappointed!

flatbread pizza with arugula

What is flatbread?

Flatbread is a type of unleavened bread that originated in the Middle East. It’s made with flour, water, and salt, and can be either baked or fried. Flatbreads can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are often used as wraps or as a base for pizza.

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Flatbread pizza is a popular variation of the dish that uses flatbread as the crust. This type of pizza is usually thinner and crispier than traditional dough pizzas and can be topped with anything from vegetables to meats.

Is flatbread pizza healthier?

Some people believe that flatbread pizzas are healthier than traditional dough pizzas, since they typically contain less carbs and calories. However, this isn’t always the case, as some flatbreads can be high in fat and sodium. So, it’s important to check the ingredients before you make a purchase or prepare one at home.

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Is flatbread pizza low carb?

Many people choose flatbread pizza as a low-carb option, as the crust is made from unleavened bread and tends to be thinner than traditional dough pizza. However, not all flatbread pizzas are low carb, so be sure to check the ingredients before you buy or make one.

How do you make flatbread pizza?

There are many ways to make flatbread pizza. You can either buy a pre-made flatbread crust or make your own using flour, salt, and water. Then, simply top it with your favorite toppings and bake in a hot oven until the cheese is melted and dough is cooked through.

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How long to cook flatbread pizza?

The cooking time for flatbread pizza will vary based on the thickness of your crust and the toppings you choose. However, it’s typically best to bake it in a hot oven for about 10-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

What are some popular toppings for flatbread pizza?

Some of the most popular toppings for flatbread pizza include arugula, tomatoes, mozzarella, pepperoni, and sausage. However, you can use whatever toppings you like or have on hand. So get creative and have fun with it!

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One of our favorite combinations is prosciutto, nectarine and ricotta with drizzle of garlic olive oil and a balsamic reduction. YUMM!

How to Make a Simple Arugula Caprese Flatbread Pizza

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 Flatbreads
  • 4 Campari Tomatoes
  • 2 oz Fresh Mozzarella
  • 2 oz Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 large bunch Fresh Arugula
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Optional: Add any veggie toppings you enjoy like onions, mushrooms, peppers, etc
arugula caprese flatbread pizza

INSTRUCTIONS 

Prep Work

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Mince garlic and add to a bowl with butter and a pinch of salt. Microwave for 20 seconds, or until butter is melted. Stir well.
  • In a large bowl, add arugula, with a large drizzle of Olive Oil and salt and pepper. Mix well to coat evenly and set aside.

Making the Pizza

  • Slice the tomatoes into ¼ inch thick slices and place into a saute pan over high heat with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Do not overlap the tomatoes, and only put a single layer in at a time. Cook for 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once oven is ready, brush the flatbreads evenly with the melted garlic and butter mixture and place on a baking tray into the oven for 5 minutes.
  • As the flatbreads warm, shred the Mozzarella and Monterey Jack Cheeses.
  • After 5 minutes in the oven, carefully remove the flatbread and layer the tomatoes across the tops, then sprinkle heavily with both cheeses.
  • Then, place back into the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Once melted, remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then generously top off the dish with a large portion of the tossed arugula.
  • Serve whole, or sliced, and enjoy!
fresh arugula on top of a flatbread pizza

Caprese Arugula Flatbread Pizza

This fun and easy Caprese Arugula Flatbread Pizza recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner recipe or money saving option that is even better than delivery! Fresh, bright ingredients bring the crave worthy dish to life!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people
Calories 840 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 Flatbreads
  • 4 Campari Tomatoes
  • 2 oz Fresh Mozzarella
  • 2 oz Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 large bunch Fresh Arugula
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

Prep Work

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Mince garlic and add to a bowl with butter and a pinch of salt. Microwave for 20 seconds, or until butter is melted. Stir well.
  • In a large bowl, add arugula, with a large drizzle of Olive Oil and salt and pepper. Mix well to coat evenly and set aside.

Making the Pizza

  • Slice the tomatoes into ¼ inch thick slices and place into a sautee pan over high heat with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Do not overlap the tomatoes, and only put a single layer in at a time. Cook for 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once oven is ready, brush the flatbreads evenly with the melted garlic and butter mixture and place on a baking tray into the oven for 5 minutes.
  • As the flatbreads warm, shred the Mozzarella and Monterey Jack Cheeses.
  • After 5 minutes in the oven, carefully remove the flatbread and layer the tomatoes across the tops, then sprinkle heavily with both cheeses.
  • Then, place back into the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Once melted, remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then generously top off the dish with a large portion of the tossed arugula.
  • Serve whole, or sliced, and enjoy!

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