This hands-on flatbread recipe is a great way to get the whole family involved in making dinner. It only requires a few ingredients but includes slicing vegetables, grating cheese, and working with dough. It also offers a variety of nutritious vegetables! This recipe comes to us from Olga Berman of the blog Mango & Tomato.
Makes 2 flatbreads. Serves 8.
Cooking Tip of the Week: If you don’t have fresh vegetables in the house you can use frozen veggies too! Just make sure they are thawed before cooking.
Food for Thought: Did you know that hummus is made out of beans? It’s made from chickpeas, actually, which are a type of bean (they’re sometimes called “garbanzo beans”). Try making your own hummus with canned chickpeas: just add olive oil, garlic and salt to taste and blend in a food processor. You can make hummus from other types of beans, too. Cannellini beans, black beans, and soybeans can be used to make distinctive, delicious hummus!
Family Dinner Conversation Starter: If you could spend a day with any animal at the zoo, what animal would you pick?
Together: Prep ingredients.
Adult: Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Kid: In a bowl, drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt. Mix to combine.
Adult: Roast the vegetables on a cookie sheet in a single layer for 30 minutes, turning them at least once.
Adult: 5 minutes before the vegetables are ready, put the flatbread into the oven.
Adult: Once the vegetables are roasted, take them out of the oven. Also remove the flatbread.
Together: Spread the flatbread with hummus, top with roasted vegetables and cheese and put back into the oven for 5 more minutes, just to melt the cheese.
Adult: Slice the flatbread and serve immediately.