Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread

this recipe was almost a disaster, as i accidentally placed all the toppings before transferring it to the baking sheet, and in the process of trying to move it made a huge mess. in the end, i resurrected it and it came out wonderfully.

Cheesy zucchini and red onion flatbread


nonstick spray
1 lb whole wheat pizza dough
3/4 cup garlic and herb cheese spread
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 T chopped parsley
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 thinly sliced zucchinis
olive oil
red pepper flakes

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray baking sheet with nonstick spray.
2. roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick. spread half of herb cheese over 1 long half of dough, leaving 1/2 inch border. sprinkle with half of parmesan and 2 tablespoons parsley.
3. fold plain half of dough over filled half. spread remaining herb cheese over top; sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
4. arrange 1 row of zucchini down 1 long side of the dough. arrange onion slices in row alongside zucchini. repeat with zucchini and onion until surface of dough is covered. brush vegetables with oil; sprinkle with salt and red pepper.
5. bake bread until puffed and deep brown at edges, about 24 minutes. sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley.

in other news, i finished reading christopher de bellaigue’s in the rose garden of the martyrs: a memoir of iran. considering that most iranian memoirs are written by iranians, it was a fresh look into a european’s take on modern iran, and namely how the revolution and iran-iraq war has shaped it. and with all the headlines about iran lately, i highly recommend rageh omaar’s bbc documentary inside iran. it’s easily one of the best documentaries i’ve seen on the subject.

8 thoughts on “Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread”

  1. you’re sleeping on the crab and herb fettuccine. more crab and it would’ve been perfect. best leftovers of the millenium though – for sure.

  2. god the whole bbc doc is online for free, awesome

    have you read “lipstick jihad?”
    other notable iranian characters:
    – house of sand and fog

  3. re: cheesy zucchini and red onion flatbread… that story sounds similar to that one time at the 146 with pizzas… hahahaha. new rule: baking sheet, bread, toppings 🙂

    i’m drooling as usual btw…

  4. dom – meh. i liked the flatbread better.

    lalagigi – i haven’t read it yet, but i keep hearing good things about it. it’s been on my list for a while now.

    eric – it was pretty much that part two. big mess.

  5. what’s this I hear about nasi goreng on saturday???

    the pizza was delicious and I really want to try the crab… and the toast.

  6. you heard correctly – i’m making nasi goreng on saturday. i’ve got the ketjap manis and fish sauce in the car.

    dude. you don’t want to try the toast.

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