Recipe: Margherita Flatbread Pizza
Most of the world knows that pizza is delicious. You can quickly pick up your phones and make an order, but it's best if it's homemade. Below you can find how to make Margherita Flatbread Pizza. Margherita Flatbread Pizza was invented in 1889 by Raffaele Esposito, chef at Pizzeria Brandi. The pizza was allegedly created in honor of Italy’s unification, with three toppings—basil, mozzarella, and tomato—each one representing the green, white, and red in the Italian flag.
The story claims that Esposito named the pizza after the Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. Now-a-days, a plaque near the Pizzeria Brandi marks the location of the birthplace the Margherita.
1 Flatbread (naan or pita bread is best)
Fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
1 tomato sliced thin
Dried basil leaves
3 cloves garlic pressed; or 1 tsp dry garlic powder
1.5 Tbsp Olive oil
1.5 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt & Pepper
Press 3 fresh garlic cloves and mix with 1.5 tbsp oil.
Brush the flatbread with oil & garlic. Preheated oven to 350°F . Place in oven for 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and place slices of cheese on top of the flatbread, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then place thinly sliced tomatoes on top and repeat with a sprinkling of salt & pepper. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Watch the bread closely, if its too dark remove from oven immediately.
Meanwhile mix some oil & garlic with 1.5 tbsp balsamic vinegar, stirring until a smooth well blended mixture is formed.
Chop 6 basil leaves.
Once flatbread pizza is baked and the edges are golden in color, remove from the oven, drizzle with however much of the balsamic vinegar mixture you would like, sprinkle with basil leaves, slice and serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving
Saturated Fat 2g
Learn more about the history of margherita flatbread pizza below.