Grilled Flatbread Pizza Recipe With Avocado, Fig, & Prosciutto
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.
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.
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.