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Grilled Flatbread Pizza Recipe With Avocado, Fig, & Prosciutto

Grilled Pizza Topped With Avocado, Fig, & Prosciutto
[1] A flatbread pizza with avocado, fig, and optional prosciutto (photo © California Avocados).

Avocados, Whole & Cut In Half
[2] You know the avocado is ripe when the stem end is soft (photo © Love One Today).

Black Mission Fig, Whole & Halved
[3] You can use any fresh figs, but black or brown figs like these black Mission figs provide appealing color contrast (photo © California Figs).

Prosciutto Slices
[4] Sliced prosciutto di Parma (photo © Di Bruno Bros.).


We made this grilled flatbread recipe for Sunday brunch, and can’t wait to make it again. It’s a flatbread pizza. Thanks to California Avocados for the recipe.

Wait, you say: Is it a flatbread or is it a pizza?

Flatbread and pizza can share the same toppings and the same pizza oven or grill. So how is flatbread different from pizza?

The main difference is the dough that is used.

  • Flatbread uses unleavened dough—just flour, water, and salt. Be it matzo, naan, pita, tortilla, or another type of flatbread, there is no yeast to cause the dough to rise (check out the history of flatbread).
  • Pizza dough, on the other hand, is made with yeast. While they may start with the same flour, water, and salt, all yeasted doughs need to rise for a certain amount of time (which is why we always reach for the ready-to-use refrigerated pizza dough).
    Here’s where it gets confusing:

    Many restaurants use pizza dough for their flatbreads. How can you tell?

    A true flatbread will be thin, flat, and crisp. The crust of a flatbread made with pizza dough will, well, look like a pizza crust—even though it may be a rectangle or other shape.

    Both are delicious.

    Large Hass avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado weighs about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

    While some people enjoy a beer with flatbread, a glass of Prosecco is a sparkling option.

    Prep time is 15 min and cook time is 15 minutes.
    Ingredients For 8 Servings

  • 16 ounces pre-made pizza dough
  • 1 ripe avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  • Optional: 6 slices prosciutto or Serrano ham*
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 3 ripe figs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon each, or to taste, salt and pepper

    1. PREHEAT the grill to 350°F. Stretch the pizza dough by hand into a 12″ x 14″ oval or rectangular shape.

    2. LAY the crust on the grill for 2-3 minutes, or until cooked enough to flip. Continue cooking and flipping for about 7 more minutes. Watch for burning and move the crust to a cooler area of the grill to cook the center. When the crust is about 3 minutes from finished…

    3. SLICE the avocado in half and remove the pit. Cut each half into 4 slices, leaving the skin on. Place the avocado slices on the grill, cooking 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside. Once the grilled crust is completed…

    4. TRANSFER the crust to a large platter. Assemble the pizza by spreading crème fraîche over the crust, followed by the optional prosciutto. Remove the skin from the avocado slices, placing the slices atop the crème fraîche or prosciutto. Sprinkle with the arugula, and top with the sliced figs, Parmesan cheese, drizzled olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

    5. CUT into squares and serve.
    *If you have leftover lamb or roast pork, you can use them instead.


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