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White Bean and Prosciutto Pizza

The first time I ever cooked a pasta dish and used mint, it was completely by accident. I had my nephew in the kitchen with me, so he was my little sous chef chopping and dicing while I was at the stove. He was so enthusiastic, just grabbing green things out of the vegetable drawer and cutting them up. By the time our hard work was ready to eat, the recipe called for a last minute scattering of basil leaves over the pasta, so Hank wildly tossed in his prepared herbs like a pro. Once we discovered the blunder, it was too late, but you know what? I was surprised at how bright and tasty the mint was. Slightly different than basil, which is pretty standard in all Italian fare, I soon learned that mint can be used interchangeably in place of basil without your meal tasting like toothpaste or candy. Really! And mint grows like crazy almost anywhere it’s planted, so chances are you’re never very far from a neighbor’s mint plant so you’ll always have some on hand.

Also, feel free to use canned white beans in this recipe, or you can cook them yourself with a clove of garlic and a bayleaf if you have the time. Cooking beans takes a couple hours, but they’re largely easy hours, with little attention required other than to make sure there’s enough water in the pot. And there are so many gorgeous heirloom beans to choose from these days, with new “old” varieties of beans being revived and grown by small farmers, each one with their own unique taste. Mashed by hand into a spreadable paste, the beans go beautifully with the earthy, smoky prosciutto and fresh herbs.

Try my mistake tonight and pick a little bit of mint for this wonderful flatbread pizza!

-Amy at Flatout

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Eggplant & Prosciutto Flatbread

This pizza has been selected as one of our Great for the Grill recipes. When the weather is gorgeous, dust off that outdoor grill and make a flatbread pizza, alfresco, for your hungry party. There’s nothing better than a hint of woodsmoke on your melted cheese, and these flatbread pizzas cook even faster on the grill than they do in the oven. You don’t need a fancy pizza steel (but feel free to use one) for the flatbreads, just a spatula and tongs, tools you already have. It may be time to switch it up and eat pizza from the grill tonight!

Read how easy it is to grill your own healthier, gourmet flatbread pizza below the recipe.

Beautiful eggplant, how I love it! Such an intriguing vegetable, which comes in all shapes and sizes. I especially love the little ones, Indian eggplants, which are about as big as golf balls, and cute as buttons. Or the elusive solid white Fairy Tale eggplant. But for all my eggplant appreciation, I admit I’m still a bit stumped when it comes to cooking with them. It’s not that I don’t know how to cook an eggplant, it’s just that unless I have a specific recipe for them, I don’t usually just grab some, like I would grab a bag of spinach or a hunk of broccoli rabe, to have it on hand for an impromptu side dish.

No matter! If I’m going to be grilling, I will always buy an Italian eggplant to throw whole on the coals once dinner is finished cooking, so the eggplant can roast and get super soft smoky. By the time we walk the dogs one last time before bed, the eggplant is finished, collapsed on the grill, so I carefully wrap it up and store it in the refrigerator overnight. Then in the morning I make baba ganoush with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil to eat with spiced, baked flatbread chips. But that’s another post altogether!

This recipe calls for a large eggplant, sliced and grilled, then assembled on a flatbread with a couple thin but significant slices of prosciutto di Parma and mozzarella. A little basil too! Classic Italian pizza is coming your way. You’ll love how smoky and delicious this pizza tastes. One large eggplant goes a long way, so this recipe is perfect for company. Open a bottle or two of prosecco and mangia bene!

-Amy at Flatout

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Peach & Prosciutto Pizza

Peaches and prosciutto, what’s not to love? This shareable, irresistible flatbread will tantalize anyone who loves roasted peaches, French brie, or prosciutto. We used our spicy Italian flatbread for a little extra kick underneath all the gorgeous ingredients, but feel free to use your favorite flavor if spice isn’t your thing. And with a value of 7 WW® SmartPoints® value per serving, this will be worth making for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You will #Flatout love this!

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