When I was about 15 years old, I went to Greece with my father to visit my grandparents and other relatives. One of the most distinct food memories I have is of my grandmother’s sister’s phyllo pita with greens and olive oil. I can still remember the taste like I just ate it!
I have made this flat bread with all kinds of dark greens and I love them all. If you think you don’t like deep dark green leafy vegetables, please try this. It just might convert you. If you enjoy making bread in any form, and feasting on it, this is one of my favorite flatbread recipes and it is a healthy bread that I know you will enjoy immensely. Thanks to my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, it makes the process a lot easier!
Flatbread with sauteed greens
This is a delicious, healthy flatbread recipe that will work great as an appetizer or accompaniment to a meal. You could add cheese if you would like but please give it a try without it.
- 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
- 1 or 2 bunches of dark greens or 1 package of frozen greens (i.e. chard, mustard greens, beet greens)
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- red pepper flakes to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- If using fresh greens, wash thoroughly and chop them. Saute the greens in the olive oil and red pepper flakes (if using) for about a half hour, or until they are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let cool.
- Lightly oil a sheet pan and spread the dough in the pan. (it does not have to fill the whole pan) This might take a while since you will need to let the dough rest occasionally to make it easier to spread.
- Spread the greens with any olive oil remaining on the dough. If dry, add some more olive oil.
- Dimple the dough all over with your fingers so that the dough remains flat when in the oven.
- Bake until golden brown on top and bottom.
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Thalia and Bob