Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread

Make something unpredictable on the grill this summer, like this Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread drizzled with a roasted garlic tahini sauce.

Mediterranean Grilled Flatbread

I couldn’t let the week slip by without posting my third and final installment to the Girl’s Guide to Grilling. I wasn’t as productive as I’d hoped to be this week (beautiful summer weather and a certain litter of adorable foster kittens have proven to be quite the distraction the last few days), but I was determined to share this Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread with Roasted Garlic Tahini Sauce with you all before the end of the week. In previous posts from this series I shared my best tips and tricks to get you out there grilling up a storm. I think some women can be intimidated by the grill so they might leave it all up to the men in their lives, so I wanted to show you that it really doesn’t have to be so intimidating! If you haven’t read up on my grilling basics yet, check out my posts on Grilled Swordfish with Charred Tomato Basil Butter and The Ultimate Grillable Veggie Burger. And if you have any tips for grilling, please share them with us in the comments!

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread

One last piece of advice I wanted to impart before I wrap up this series is that grilling doesn’t have to be all about charred steak, BBQ ribs, smoked brisket. I think that’s what most of us picture first when we think about grilling, and to me those types of dishes tend to slant masculine. Remember that grilling can also appeal to a more feminine palate by incorporating lighter, healthier ingredients like lots of fruits and vegetables, fish, etc. For example, one of my favorite things to grill in the summertime is stone fruit- I love to chop up grilled peaches or nectarines, mix it with some fresh herbs like tarragon or basil and make it into a bruschetta topping or use it as a sauce for fish.

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread

Approaching grilling with a feminine frame of mind is exactly what I wanted to highlight with the recipes I shared in this series- and don’t worry, I promise that these recipes totally appeal to the male sector too! This Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread works as either an appetizer or as a vegetarian main course. Either way, I love serving up this colorful dish in the summertime.

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread

It features a simple flatbread dough infused with fresh rosemary that’s cooked directly on the grill, and it’s loaded with Mediterranean vegetables- some grilled, some not- such as olive, baby squash, shallot and cherry tomato. Finally, it’s finished with an incredible roasted garlic tahini sauce (multi-tasking tip- wrap a few cloves of garlic in foil and roast on the grill alongside your flatbread and veggies!) and fresh oregano to really bring those Mediterranean vibes home.

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread

This Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread embodies all my favorite aspects of grilling- it’s lighter, healthier, full of gorgeous produce and it’s something a little unexpected when it comes to grilling.

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Girl’s Guide to Grilling and that it inspires you to make something pretty, healthy and a little out of the box on the grill on these last remaining days of summer. If you make this Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread or any other recipes from this series or use any of the tips I’ve shared, tag your creation with #GIRLSGUIDETOGRILLING and #LePetitEats, I’m always inspired by what you cook up!

Mediterranean Grilled Flatbread
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Make something unpredictable on the grill this summer, like this Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread drizzled with a roasted garlic tahini sauce.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

For the flatbread toppings:

  • 1/2 cup assorted baby squash
  • 1 baby eggplant
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mixed pitted olives
  • 2 tablespoons cherry tomato
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves

For the roasted garlic tahini sauce:

  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water (up to 1/4 cup)

Instructions

  1. a large bowl whisk together the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and rosemary. Pulse to combine. Add the water in a steady stream and stir with a wooden spoon until the dough forms into a ball. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.

  2. Coat a clean bowl with 1 tsp. olive oil. place dough in bowl and cover with a dishtowel. Leave to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour. When the dough has doubled in size, punch down and knead lightly into a smooth ball. Divide in half and with a rolling pin roll into 8 inch long roughly shaped ovals.

  3. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. When grill is hot add flatbreads and cook about 1-2 minutes each side (do not flip until bubbles begin to form on surface). Remove from heat when bread begins to puff.

  4. Halve baby squash, eggplant and shallot and coat with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and grill until cooked, about 5-6 minutes (the squash may be done sooner).

  5. In a small bowl whisk together the roasted garlic, tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. Gradually thin mixture with water while whisking until a pourable consistency is reached.

  6. Spread half of tahini sauce on flatbreads. Top with grilled vegetables, olives, cherry tomato and oregano. Drizzle with more tahini sauce.

 

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread

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Comments

    1. Denisse Post author

      I haven’t tried this dough with almond flour so unfortunately I can’t say- you are welcome to try and report back!

    1. Denisse Post author

      No mushrooms! I think it needs some sort of sauce so it’s not just dry bread with vegetables lol, but you could totally play around and adapt the sauce to your tastes!

  1. Brittany Comeaux

    This looks and sounds absolutely amazing. From the grilled flavors on the flat bread to the tahini sauce!! I’m going to pin this so I can come back and try it later… (It’s been raining here every day and grilling is near impossible!)

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