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.
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!