Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese & Arugula Flatbread With Honey Balsamic Glaze

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Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese & Arugula Flatbread

Creamy goat cheese, tart cherries, peppery arugula, and a sweet honey balsamic glaze is an explosion of summer flavors with this grilled cherry, goat cheese & arugula flatbread.  It’s a perfect ode to summer where you can get fresh cherries and arugula.

One of my most favorite pizzas comes from a pizza joint in Crested Butte, Colorado.  The Secret Stash has a pizza called the Notorious F.I.G.

From my recollection, it has goat cheese, black mission figs, prosciutto, and drizzled balsamic.  I’ve always loved the combination of sweet, salty, and peppery, which is why I adore arugula salads.

This grilled cherry & goat cheese pizza is reminiscent of that fig pizza from the Secret Stash… it’s obviously very different, but the sweet, salty, peppery flavor combo is the same.

Take advantage of the summer season and the sale on cherries and arugula at Safeway to make this flatbread for dinner this week.

Serve the flatbread with a fresh arugula salad topped with salty parmesan cheese, fresh cherries, a drizzle of olive oil and freshly cracked black pepper for the ultimate summer meal.

This would also make a fantastic appetizer for any gathering.  It pairs perfectly with a peppery zinfandel or pinot noir.  If you prefer white wine, a crisp pinot grigio would also pair beautifully with the flavors of this complexly flavored flatbread.

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Ingredients

The ingredients are incredibly simple in this goat cheese and cherry flatbread.

2 flatbreads or naan bread

20 fresh cherries, pitted and halved

1 cup fresh arugula

1 clove of garlic

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

You could also substitute blue cheese or gorgonzola if you have that on hand.  That would give a much sharper, more pungent flavor to the flatbread, but would be absolutely delicious.

You can find the Signature SELECT artisan naan bread in the bakery of your local Safeway.  It’s available in white, whole wheat and garlic versions.  Any of those would work for this flatbread.

 

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How To Make Grilled Cherry & Goat Cheese Flatbread

This flatbread is incredibly easy to make and is perfect for a busy weeknight when you are short on time, but want something good to eat.  Fire up the grill and let it work its magic.

In a small saucepan, heat the balsamic vinegar over medium heat until it reduces by half.  This will take about 15 minutes.  Add the honey once the vinegar has reduced and become glaze-like.  Stir to combine and remove from the heat to let it cool slightly before drizzling on the pizza.

Heat the grill to medium-high heat.

Place the flatbread on the grill for 5 minutes until it heats up and gets nice grill marks.  remove from the grill and flip it over.  Top the grilled side with a drizzle of olive oil, then rub a clove of garlic over the olive oil to help flavor the base of the flatbread.

Top with fresh arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and sliced cherries.

Place the flatbread back on the grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes until the flatbread is toasted and the goat cheese is slightly melted and creamy.

Remove the flatbread from the grill and top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the honey balsamic glaze.  Crack some fresh black pepper over the flatbread and serve while hot.  You can also make an extra pizza and eat it cold for lunch the next day.

If you have a packaged balsamic glaze on hand, you can absolutely use that in place of making your own.  I do like the honey-balsamic combo, so just drizzle both over the flatbread for an awesome flavor combination.

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What to Pair With the Flatbread and Other Summer Grilling Recipes

A crisp arugula salad is the best, but you can also make a heartier salad to have a complete meal.  This flatbread would pair nicely as an appetizer for a grilled steak or pork tenderloin.

Greek Chickpea Salad

Veggie Pesto Grilled Flatbread

Garlic, Herb Flank Steak With Tomato Avocado Salsa

 

Additional Recipes Using Cherries

Cherry Coconut Lime Hydrator

Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

Grilled Cherry Crisp

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Grilled Cherry & Goat Cheese Flatbread With Honey Balsamic Glaze

Creamy goat cheese, tart cherries, peppery arugula, and a sweet honey balsamic glaze is an explosion of summer flavors in this savory grilled cherry & goat cheese flatbread.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Cherry & Goat Cheese Flatbread, Grilled Cherry & Goat Cheese Pizza, Grilled Flatbread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
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Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 flatbreads or naan bread
  • 20 fresh cherries pitted and halved
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, heat the balsamic vinegar over medium heat until it reduces by half.  This will take about 15 minutes.  Add the honey once the vinegar has reduced and become glaze-like.  Stir to combine and remove from the heat to let it cool slightly before drizzling on the pizza.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place the flatbread on the grill for 5 minutes until it heats up and gets nice grill marks.  remove from the grill and flip it over.  Top the grilled side with a drizzle of olive oil, then rub a clove of garlic over the olive oil to help flavor the base of the flatbread.
  • Top with fresh arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and sliced cherries.
  • Place the flatbread back on the grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes until the flatbread is toasted and the goat cheese is slightly melted and creamy.
  • Remove the flatbread from the grill and top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the honey balsamic glaze.  Crack some fresh black pepper over the flatbread and serve while hot.  You can also make an extra pizza and eat it cold for lunch the next day.
  • If you have a packaged balsamic glaze on hand, you can absolutely use that in place of making your own.  I do like the honey-balsamic combo, so just drizzle both over the flatbread for an awesome flavor combination.

 

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