Monday, November 09, 2009

Flatbread pizza with grilled pears, gorgonzola and arugula

One of my favorite ways to make an easy pizza is with lavash flatbread.  Most grocery stores carry lavash these days (at least around here) and in no time at all you can have a crispy pizza, hot out of the oven.  This one came about when I looked through the fridge and found a small container of gorgonzola, some arugula and in the fruit bowl - two pears.  

Flatbread pizza with grilled pears, gorgonzola and arugula

2 pieces lavash bread (I use the one's from Trader Joe's about 14" x 10")
spray oil
2 pears
4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola
a handful of arugula

First, I sliced the pears and grilled them on my panini maker - just sprayed the grill with a little oil and then cooked the pears until they had grill marks on each side.  Put the lavash on a cookie tray and spray with some olive oil then distribute the pears evenly on the two pieces of bread.  Sprinkle the gorgonzola evenly and put the the cookie sheets in a hot oven (450 degrees) for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are crispy and browned.  When they come out of the oven add the fresh arugula to the pizzas.  

I love the sweetness of the pears with the peppery arugula.  I'll definitely be making this again!


Lynn said...

That looks really good -- I'll have to look for the lavash next time I go to Trader Joe's (a different road trip than the one I took Saturday). I would happily eat this kind of pizza a couple of times a week for dinner if it were not for my carb-avoiding husband! It looks like a perfect dinner for two.

sam said...

Oh, that looks yummy. I bet I could even put it together for lunch for myself (I'm guessing I'm not going to convince any other family members to try it...)