Flatbread Pizza with Cherries

Flatbread Pizza with Cherries and Arugula

Cherries are in season most of the year, so, I am always hankering for a good cherry recipe.

This recipe is so perfect for the summer time and picnics by the beach.

The pesto and cherries make for such a wonderful combination.  They complement each other with sweet and spice flavors.

I have to admit that you can do without the arugula in this recipe.  Or make it as a bed of arugula right on top of the pesto.

Flatbread Pizza with Cherries and Arugula

Cherries make me very happy.  They are perfect snack for when I am sitting by the computer and need something to chew on while I work.

I call cherries my “thinking food”.

It is astonishing to see how many wonderful ideas I come up with when I am eating cherries.  That is how I came up with the flatbread pizza recipe.

Flatbread Pizza with Cherries and Arugula

Recipe Details – (Makes 2 Flatbread Pizzas with Cherries and Tomatoes)

Total Time to Prepare: 30 Minutes    

Ingredients

–  2 Naans or flatbread pizza bread

–  1 cup of fresh cherries, pitted and halved

–  1 Tbsp of unsalted butter for brushing

–  1 tsp of dried rosemary

–  7 or 8 thinly sliced mozzarella cheese

–  1/2 a cup of fresh arugula

–  1 tsp of freshly ground pepper

–  4 tsp of Basil Pesto

–  1/2 of a red onion, thinly sliced

Pre-preparation

–  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

–  If your flatbread is frozen, thaw it overnight in the fridge or microwave it for 30 seconds

Preparation

–  Place the flatbread pizza on a baking sheet and brush with the melted butter

–  Layer the whole flatbread pizza with a thin layer of basil pesto

–  Arrange the mozzarella slices on top of the flatbread

–  Arrange the cherries on top of the mozzarella

–  Arrange the red onions on the pizza

–  Brush the top of this pizza lightly with the melted butter

–  Sprinkle the dried rosemary on the pizza

–  Place the flatbread pizza in the oven for 15 minutes

–  Remove the pizza and sprinkle the arugula on the flatbread pizza

–  Put the pizza in the oven again and bake for 5 more minutes

–  Remove the flatbread pizza from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes

Serve the flatbread pizza with cherries and arugula with a tall glass of Milk.

Flatbread Pizza with Cherries
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Cuisine: Vegetarian
Recipe type: American
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • - 2 Naans or flatbread pizza bread
  • - 1 cup of fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • - 1 Tbsp of unsalted butter for brushing
  • - 1 tsp of dried rosemary
  • - 7 or 8 thinly sliced mozzarella cheese
  • - ½ a cup of fresh arugula
  • - 1 tsp of freshly ground pepper
  • - 4 tsp of Basil Pesto
  • - ½ of a red onion, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Pre-preparation
  2. - Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. - If your flatbread is frozen, thaw it overnight in the fridge or microwave it for 30 seconds
  4. Preparation
  5. - Place the flatbread pizza on a baking sheet and brush with the melted butter
  6. - Layer the whole flatbread pizza with a thin layer of basil pesto
  7. - Arrange the mozzarella slices on top of the flatbread
  8. - Arrange the cherries on top of the mozzarella
  9. - Arrange the red onions on the pizza
  10. - Brush the top of this pizza lightly with the melted butter
  11. - Sprinkle the dried rosemary on the pizza
  12. - Place the flatbread pizza in the oven for 15 minutes
  13. - Remove the pizza and sprinkle the arugula on the flatbread pizza
  14. - Put the pizza in the oven again and bake for 5 more minutes
  15. - Remove the flatbread pizza from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes
  16. Serve the flatbread pizza with cherries and arugula with a tall glass of Milk.

 


 

Comments

  1. says

    What a wonderful recipe, Rini! I love the flavours you have used – especially the rosemary and basil as well as the contrast of the onion with the sweet cherries. Not to mention how beautiful your Flatbread Pizza with Cherries looks!! Enjoyed your post too – I’m definitely a food geek 😉

    • says

      Thank you so much, April! I love your wonderful comments and it has made my day! You are MOST DEFINITELY a food geek! I have seen all your geeky creations and love each one. :)

  2. says

    That is an awesome post, love it!

    Food, Gadgets, Trivial Pursuit and Space, all things I am passionate about – but not geeky enough, as in knowledgable. Also I am still upset about Pluto’s demotion.
    Thanks for taking us on such a creative journey – oh and cherry pizza! Doesn’t that look just yummy?

    PS: “build a computer from scratch” is something only a food geek would say, hahaha!

    • says

      Thank you so much Tamara! Your comments have made me laugh out! What lovely comments!! If you are passionate about anything, then in my book, you are a geek!! I was upset about Pluto too. :(. Yes, only a food geek would use something like “from scratch”!! Haha! You have outed me as a food AND computer geek! :) Thank you

  3. says

    Oh what a great recipe. I love the twist of Cherries and rosemary!. Great combo. Thank you for the shout out for my pesto, so much appreciated. So I guess you could call me a “Chopped” Geek! I’m going to link back your recipe in the pesto recipe.

  4. says

    WOW — loved everything about this from the recipe, to the use of your words to the geek experience! I am definitely a geek about health – been my passion for over 35 years and I find it hard not to walk up to people and tell them what is wrong with them and that I could help them. I have to bite my tongue every day. (Hence, I am a health coach)

    • says

      Thank you, Carol!!!! Haha!! Never heard of a diagnose geek until now!!! So cool!!! I would love to meet you because the doc can’t figure out what ails me!! You would save me a lot of hassle, time and money. :)

  5. says

    I’m not a huge pizza fan, but this looks amazing. One of my biggest issues with pizza is the crust. This Flatbread version looks perfect though. I love the addition of cherries. A must try. Excellent use of your words! Thank you for sharing!

  6. says

    You did a wonderful job using my words! I’m so sorry that I’m just now getting over to read your post (we had a death in the family and other craziness). Not only did I heart this, now I’m HUNGRY!!!!!

    • says

      Thank you, Sarah! I am really sorry to hear about the death in your family! I am sending you tons of hugs and hope you are holding up well. You gave me some great words to work with and I am glad that you liked how I used them.

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