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Portabellini & bocconcini flatbread

Portabellini & bocconcini flatbread

Portabellini & bocconcini flatbread

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Serves: 2 large flatbreads
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 2 flatbreads - homemade or store bought
  • 500g Portabellini mushrooms
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 150g Bocconcini mozzarella
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Fresh baby herbs and leaves
  • For the pesto:
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 40g fresh basil leaves
  • 40g fresh rocket
  • 30g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 80ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cook the flatbread in a dry hot griddle pan. Cook each side for 2-4 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  2. For the pesto: Using a mortar and pestle, grind the garlic clove and teaspoon of sea salt into a puree. Scrape the garlic paste into a food processor for ease; add the basil, rocket, Parmesan and olive oil. Blitz until smooth. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice and set aside.
  3. For the flatbreads: Sauté the diced onion with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt until gently caramelised. Slice the mushrooms and fry them in batches until golden brown. And a few sprigs of thyme as you fry each batch. Season well with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 200℃ and move the rack to the upper shelf.
  5. Brush flatbreads with the basil pesto. Top each one with half of the mushroom mix. Rip the bocconcini mozzarella into pieces and scatter over the mushrooms. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the flatbread is golden brown.
  6. Top with pieces of sundried tomatoes, a few dollops of pesto and fresh baby leaves.

Notes

If you aren’t in a massive hurry to get lunch or dinner on the table then I suggest making the flatbread yourself. It’s deeply satisfying making dough with your hands and there’s something super duper rewarding about knowing you’ve made that baby from scratch. Also it really takes a couple of seconds to throw together.

Try this homemade flatbread recipe.

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