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Mediterranean Flatbread is a quick and easy vegetarian meal made on your favorite flatbread or naan. Your favorite Mediterranean flavors of hummus, olives, artichokes, roasted peppers, feta cheese, tomatoes, red onion and balsamic glaze create a colorful, flavor packed appetizer or meal. 

Mediterranean Flatbread cut into slices

MEDITERRANEAN FLATBREAD

Wouldn’t that Mediterranean Flatbread look beautiful on your next table of your favorite Mediterranean foods? Imagine a spread of Hummus, Mediterranean Bean Salad,Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs and an Easy Lebanese Salad.

You can eat the rainbow of the Mediterranean with this flatbread recipe.

Speaking of beautiful Mediterranean food, when I was in college I spent a summer studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

I fell in love with the culture, the people and most of all the food.

Spanish olives were almost always on my table at a restaurant and they were my favorite thing to eat alongside a nice slice of cheese, tomato and baguette.

Mediterranean Flatbread above view

In Spain the food, especially tapas, are a way of connecting with people around the table for conversation and company.

I love this about their culture and I knew when I created this Mediterranean Flatbread that I had to include those beautiful Spanish olives alongside my other favorite Mediterranean flavors.

When I eat Spanish olives at home I am always reminded of my passion for discovering new flavors of the Mediterranean and it takes me back to Europe with every bite.

I love sharing olives as an appetizer with friends at get togethers and parties.

They are the perfect finger food alongside your favorite dips and other appetizers.

I also love using these olives in flatbreads, like today’s Mediterranean Flatbread, because flatbreads are an easy appetizer you can serve to your guests that is not only colorful but healthy.

Mediterranean Flatbread olives

Lets talk for a minute about Spanish olives.

You might hear people call the olives by the color they are, but they also have a name associated with them that will help you when looking for olives in the stores: Manzanilla (green olives), Hojiblanca (black olives), Manzanilla stuffed with Pimiento and Queen (big green olives).

Green, black, stuffed, pitted, boneless…the variety of table olives is unlimited, but this variety is not only in their appearance, did you know that they meet the four basic tastes (bitter, sweet, salty and acid)? 

That is a party for your tastebuds.

Mediterranean Flatbread single piece

You might have heard that the Mediterranean Diet was rated one of the top diets for your health.

The nice thing with eating a Mediterranean diet is that the foods are versatile and there is a large variety of colorful, flavorful ingredients you can use.

I grew up eating Mediterranean food and love that others are embracing this healthy and delicious way of eating.

How could you not want to dig into this bite filled with so many delicious flavors?

Today’s flatbread uses some of my go-to ingredients including Queen olives {big green olives}, hummus {you use make your own or buy your favorite store-bought}, artichokes, roasted bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and a balsamic glaze as a finishing touch.

You can serve this flatbread as is or bake it in the oven for 5-6 minutes if you prefer it warmed up.

Mediterranean Flatbread is a quick and easy vegetarian meal made on your favorite flatbread or naan. Your favorite Mediterranean flavors of hummus, olives, artichokes, roasted peppers, feta cheese, tomatoes, red onion and balsamic glaze create a colorful, flavor packed appetizer or meal. 

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS MEDITERRANEAN FLATBREAD?

FLATBREAD OR NAAN: This recipe uses a flatbread or naan to create the base for all of the ingredients. You could also use pita if that is what you have on hand. 

HUMMUS: Hummus is the next layer on the flatbread. You can use a regular hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, lemon hummus or spicy hummus

OLIVES: Olives are one of my favorite Mediterranean ingredients. I love adding them on flatbreads like this. You can use green olives, kalamata or any variety you like.

VEGETABLES: I used red onion, roasted red peppers, artichokes and cherry tomatoes for this flatbread. You can use other vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers or sun-dried tomatoes. 

FETA CHEESE: This recipe uses crumbled feta cheese. You can also use goat cheese in its place.

Mediterranean Flatbread on wood board

You can also get creative with this flatbread and add other ingredients:

  • Instead of hummus you can use a white bean dip.
  • Add chickpeas, crispy chickpeas or white beans.
  • Get creative by adding banana peppers, pepperoncinis, spinach or arugula.
  • Spice up your flatbread by mixing a little harissa paste in with your hummus or white bean dip. It will also add a beautiful red color to the dip.

Mediterranean Flatbread

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Mediterranean Flatbread is a quick and easy vegetarian meal made on your favorite flatbread or naan. Your favorite Mediterranean flavors of hummus, olives, artichokes, roasted peppers, feta cheese, tomatoes, red onion and balsamic glaze create a colorful, flavor packed appetizer or meal. 

Ingredients

  • 1 large flatbread or naan
  • 1/4 cup your favorite hummus {or a white bean dip works too}
  • 1/2 cup of Spanish Queen olives {big green}, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 6 ounces of roasted bell peppers, chopped
  • 6 ounces artichokes in oil, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 ounces of feta cheese

Garnish:

  • Fresh Parsley
  • Balsamic glaze

Instructions

Spread the hummus or white bean dip in an even layer on the flatbread or naan. Top the flatbread with the olives, red onion, roasted bell peppers, artichokes, tomatoes and feta cheese. 

Optional: I eat this flatbread as is but if you like a warm flatbread heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the flatbread for 5-6 minutes, until the naan or flatbread gets crispy. 

Garnish with fresh parsley and a balsamic glaze. Serve immediately. 

Notes

You can get creative with your Mediterranean flatbread. Try adding other mediterranean ingredients like banana peppers, pepperoncinis, chickpeas or white beans, spinach or arugula. 

When it comes to the hummus feel free to use whatever you have on hand or use any store-bough hummus you like. 

Today’s post is sponsored by Have an Olive Day. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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Sheila

Sunday 4th of March 2018

This is delicious. The olives and spinach were great additions. A must-try for everyone. This flatbread has a lot of possibilities.

Julia

Sunday 4th of March 2018

So glad you liked it! And yes, very customizable which is what I love about it.

Tanya Schroeder

Saturday 10th of February 2018

You know with all that color, that this flatbread has to be loaded with flavor!

Julia

Sunday 11th of February 2018

It is so pretty and so tasty!

Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

I have a feeling I would end up eating the whole thing! Looks amazing!!

Julia

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

I bet you would! It is so good.

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