With this Greek Herb Cheese Flatbread, no one will ever think of Meatless Monday as boring. The dough can be made in advance, so then it’s just to add some delicious toppings and bake or grill.
Looking for a delicious and interesting way to transform your holiday leftovers? How about putting them on top of a delicious flatbread? I used some broccoli on this flatbread, but maybe you have some leftovers roasted or sauteed mushrooms. Any vegetable like bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, spinach can be used instead of the broccoli and tomatoes in this recipe.
Once you have the base dough made, then this comes together quite easily.
In my cold winter apartment, the dough took about 2 hours to rise, but it may take less depending on the climate where you live.
Want to make it a complete meal and add a Greek dessert to compliment this Greek flatbread for dinner? Here are some Greek desserts you might want to check out!
- Galaktoboureko – Greek Semolina Cake
- Koularakia – Greek Butter Cookies
- Kourambiedes – Greek Almond Cookies
The Flatbread Dough
The dough can be made in advance. You can put the dough together and then put in the refrigerator for a slow overnight rise. Then just bring to to room temperature and then use normally.
This flatbread can also be cooked on a grill, instead of the oven.
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE GREEN HERB CHEESE FLATBREAD
Greek Herb Cheese Flatbread
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup warm water 110 F
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ¾ teaspoon instant yeast
- Topping Ingredients:
- ¼ cup finely chopped mint
- ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
- olive oil
- 1 teaspoon alleppo pepper
- 1 sliced tomato
- 2/3 cup chopped cooked broccoli or other vegetable
- 6 oz. chopped manouri cheese or feta
- Sliced olives optional
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
- In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, yogurt and oil.
- In a shallow bowl, combine warm water with sugar and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle yeast on top and leave for a few minutes, until it becomes foamy.
- Add to flour and knead for 5-10 minutes until you have a dough that is smooth and elastic.
- Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, up to 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Sprinkle a little semolina or cornmeal on a cookie sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine the parsley and mint and stir to combine.
- Divide dough into 2 pieces.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough to a 7-8”” oval
- Brush the top with olive oil.
- Sprinkle alleppo pepper on top.
- Sprinkle with chopped herbs.
- Add sliced tomatoes on top.
- Sprinkle broccoli on top.
- Add manouri on top.
- Transfer to prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
- Slice and serve.
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