Summer Squash and Blue Cheese Flatbread Recipe

It’s about that time of the summer when home gardeners start to find themselves with an abundance of produce. Tomatoes, cucumbers and summer squash are usually starting to pile up on kitchen counters and chefs like you and me are trying to find every way under the sun to use them! One of my favorite summer snacks/appetizer/meals are flatbreads on the grill (or in the oven) loaded with some of my summer garden vegetables. The latest combination that I have been loving is summers squash and blue cheese flatbreads.

Summer Squash and Blue Cheese Flatbread with Blue Cheese Crumbles

Picking up a package of flatbread at the grocery store can lead to some of the most amazing meals. When I’m in a dinner bind or am looking for a last-minute appetizer to serve friends, I always reach for the flatbreads at the grocery store. If you can’t find flatbreads, naan works equally as well! You can use a simple olive oil base or a soft cheese and pile on the fresh vegetables like onion, zucchini, tomato and eggplant. Grilling them is my favorite way to cook them to get the ultimate crispy crust, or you can pop them in the oven on a pizza stone. The best way to finish off a flatbread is with a soft, crumbled cheese or fresh herbs when they come out of the oven or off the grill. I like to use Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Crumbles for a sharp, nutty finish.

If you’re looking for more summer produce inspiration, check out these delicious recipes:

Fresh Tomato Feta Tart – When the end of the summer hits and your tomatoes are flowing from the vine, this is the perfect appetizer or snack.

Sesame Grilled Summer Squash with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts – This is another great recipe that will help you use up your summer squash.

Twice Baked Zucchini – This is a great main course loaded with flavor and protein!

Spaghetti with Feta Cheese, Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives – Here’s another way to use up your tomato crop; It’s fresh and flavorful!

These flatbreads should be on the top of your list of foods to try this summer and hopefully will inspire you to create some delicious combinations of your own!

Blue Cheese and Summer Squash Flatbread Recipe

Serves 4-6 | Finish in 30 minutes
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Make use of your summer squash bounty with this delicious and easy flatbread! It’s perfect as a summer appetizer or main entrée.

Ingredients

  • 1 large prepared flatbread OR 2 medium naan breads
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup Litehouse® Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Balsamic glaze and fresh basil to finish
  • Salt and pepper 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475° F with a pizza stone inside OR preheat grill to medium-high heat. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan, add in walnuts and toss around to toast, 3-4 minutes. Add in the zucchini, squash and green onions and continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread the ricotta cheese onto the base of the flatbread or naan breads and top with vegetables. Sprinkle the blue cheese crumbles on top and bake for 7-8 minutes, until the cheese is slightly melted.
  4. Remove the flatbread from the oven and top with balsamic glaze, fresh basil and cut into pieces to serve. Serve immediately.

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