Is there anything easier and more versatile than flatbread pizzas? Well, there probably is, but I’m not sure what that would be. Anyway, these flatbread pizzas are so easy, they are hardly a recipe–just a nudge in a certain direction if you are unsure about what to make for a quick dinner, or an idea if you are searching for ways to use your summer squash and zucchini. And they taste really, really good too. I make these when we need a quick dinner before going back out the door to our various evening activities. They are healthy and quite light, so if you are headed out to exercise after dinner, this meal won’t weigh you down too much.
I call them sunshine flatbread pizzas because I typically make them in September and early October, when we have summer squash and zucchini in abundance, and the sun is warm and golden. Serve them with a salad or a bowl of soup if you like. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and bake them, and when they’re done, you have something warm and tasty, full of seasonal vegetables.
It is now officially autumn, and the following quote by writer Gladys Taber reflects how I feel about this gorgeous time of year. “We are in for a spell of perfect weather now, every day luminous, every night brimmed with stars. Picnics at noon, supper by the applewood fire at night, a walk in the cool moonlight before bed.” I hope to make the time to savor early autumn in the spirit of this quote, and I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! I’ll also be taking a plate of these over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday to share with the lovely bloggers there.
Sunshine Flatbread Pizzas
- 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
- 1 small summer squash, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 flatbreads (I like to use naan)
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large clove of garlic, minced
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- shredded Parmesan cheese
Wash and slice the zucchini, summer squash, and onion into thin pieces. In a large skillet, heat one to two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Sautee the sliced vegetables until tender, about 5-8 minutes. Set aside.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour some olive oil into a shallow bowl. Mince the garlic and add it to the bowl with the olive oil. Lay your flatbreads out on a cutting board or the counter. With a basting brush or pastry brush, spread a layer of olive oil/garlic mixture over the top of the flatbreads. Then arrange the sautéed vegetables evenly over the flatbreads. Sprinkle with a good amount of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese (to your personal tastes). Place the flatbreads on a baking sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is melted. Remove, let cool a couple of minutes, and slice into pieces. Enjoy!