If you’re looking some healthy snacks but tired of the same old granola bars, these Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbreads are for you!
Easy flatbread recipes don’t get any better than these Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbreads! They are ready in 10 minutes and are perfect for entertaining or healthy snacking!
So what exactly is hummus? In it’s basic form, it’s generally a mixture of smashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. However, there are many options for mix-ins and flavors.
I have been totally obsessed with hummus lately! I find myself making it at home more and more often as I find new recipes to use it in. There are so many different flavors, and so many delicious ways you can eat it!
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Hummus is one of my favorites because it’s a great source of healthy fat due to the sesame seeds and olive oil (which is heart healthy.) It’s also a good source of protein and fiber. Not only is it healthy, but it makes for a filling snack, too!
When I’m just looking for a quick snack, I love dipping veggies or pita chips into a bowl of hummus. It’s simple, refreshing, relatively healthy and SO delicious!
However, when I have a little more time on my hands I like to make these Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbreads! I can barely call it a recipe, because they are ready in less than ten minutes, and require almost no work, especially if you are using store bought hummus.
So to start these flatbreads, you will want to choose your favorite hummus. It doesn’t matter if it’s homemade or store bought, both are delicious!
You can use any flavor of hummus that you’d like. For a large crowd, stay fairly neutral and use a classic hummus or roasted garlic, but if you have a wild side, check out some of the spicier flavors (like my Chipotle Hummus recipe!)
Spread about 1/4 cup of your hummus of choice onto each mini flatbread. Next, sprinkle about 1/8 teaspoon of dried thyme onto the hummus.
If you’d like to be more “authentic” Mediterranean and have actual za’atar seasoning on hand, use it. If not, dried thyme leaves, dried mint and lemon zest will do the trick for a Mediterranean feel.
Next, sprinkle with your choice of cheese. I prefer to use either mozzarella or feta, but feel free to use goat cheese or any other type you like best!
You can either serve these flatbreads as is (cold, and then top with veggies,) or you could throw them into the oven for five minutes to melt the cheese. Either way tastes great, it’s just personal preference!
When making these flatbreads, I like to mix fresh ingredients so there are varying textures, colors and flavors. Using fresh produce on top gives a nice little snap. Be sure to add the veggies after you put them in the oven, if you choose to do so.
I like to use red onion, yellow grape tomatoes and roasted red peppers for my flatbreads, however everyone likes something a little different! You can top with any of your favorite veggies.
If you are serving these at a party, it would be a nice touch to have a bunch of toppings for people to add on their own. You can bake the flatbreads ahead of time and just have an array of veggies and toppings to choose from.
Toppings for your Flatbread:
- Bell pepper
- Fresh basil
- Roasted garlic
- Sliced olives
- Chia seeds
- Salt and pepper
While we are on the topic of hummus, have you seen this new (at least new to me) amazing thing called “dessert hummus??”
Apparently, it is still made with chickpeas, just flavored sweet instead of savory. They do have added sugar, but not much (at least the brand I saw the store.)
If you’re looking for a quick dessert, you could totally turn these flatbreads into a dessert flatbread by making a couple of easy swaps.
Swap out the savory hummus for a dessert hummus. I’ve seen brownie batter and even red velvet flavors at the store! And instead of topping with veggies, top with things like dark chocolate chips, trail mix, fresh fruit or even a swirl of almond butter!
Whether you make them savory or sweet, these flatbreads are sure to be a hit! Quick, easy and delicious- it doesn’t get much better than that!
Questions you might have about how to make Mediterranean Flatbreads:
Do I have to use sesame seeds? No, you can omit the sesame seeds or use black sesame seeds. If you are allergic to sesame seeds be mindful that most hummus contains tahini, which is made from sesame seeds. You could also use pumpkin seeds for some added crunch!
Can vegetable flatbreads be served cold? Sure! You can serve these flatbreads hot, cold or room temperture. They are very verstile!
If you liked these flatbreads, check out these other recipes with hummus:
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Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbreads
- Spread hummus on flatbread.
- Top with a sprinkle of dried thyme leaves and your choice of cheese.
- Melt cheese in oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or serve cold.
- Top with remaining ingredients and enjoy!
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!