Flatbreads are a great way to go from a simple ingredient to a flavor-packed dish. They are incredibly flexible allowing you to get creative in a snap. They’re popular in cuisines all over the world, including in the Mediterranean diet, which is known for featuring all-natural, nutrient-dense foods. Whether you have naan, pita, or another flatbread variety, knowing how to use it as your platform for a great meal, like these ways to use flatbread, is a great start to healthy eating.
1. Grilled Flatbreads. The simplest way to prepare your flatbread is to cook it on the grill. It’s quick, easy, and totally tasty. Most grilled flatbread recipes call for baking your own bread, but no worries there - we’ve got you covered. Start with our Signature Flatbreads or your personal favorite from your local grocer and you’re halfway there. All you need to do now is fire up your grill (high heat for a gas grill or medium for charcoal), brush the rack with olive oil, and place the flatbread on the rack for 2-3 minutes - or until lightly charred - flip and repeat.
Top with your favorite herbs and seasonings and it’s ready! We like enjoying grilled flatbreads as a side with hummus or even to complement a curry dish, like our Malaysian Red Curry Chicken Bowl. These can be turned into your main dish, too, with only a few extra steps. We created Club Flatbreads using leftover hard boiled eggs and other fresh ingredients like avocado, tomatoes, and arugula.
2. Homestyle Gyros. “Jiros?” “Heros?” Everyone loves this Greek dish but no one knows how to say it. (It’s actually “YEE-ros.”) Have some fun at home making your gyros! Choose your favorite protein to grill, slice up tomatoes, onions, and lettuce, and wrap it all in a warm flatbread. Try different combinations of Lamb, Chicken, and Beef to see what you like best. You can also use sliced peppers and onions from our Fajita Veggie Mix for a meatless option - or as toppings for any gyro.
Don’t forget to finish your gyro with a little tzatziki sauce. You can make your own with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, dill, and pepper. Make a little Cucumber Chickpea Salad as a side (or even put some on top) and you’re ready for a feast.
3. Flatbread Pizza. You can really express your full creativity with flatbread pizza. For your pizza, try using freshly baked focaccia - a traditional Italian flatbread. It will complement the flavors of just about any pizza combination you may want to try. As long as you are using whole ingredients, your pizza will be more healthy. A traditional pizza made with tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni is loaded with protein and vitamins A, B, and B12. Or try it meatless loaded with fresh veggies to supply your body with added fiber and vitamin C. If you’re feeling something sweeter, top your pizza with grilled pineapple. Pineapple flatbread pizza is a great way to satisfy your sweet cravings, as well as get a small dose of vital vitamins and nutrients - some of which can help fight indigestion and inflammation.
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