May
9

Summer Flatbread with Strawberries, Mango, Avocado, Bacon and Goat Cheese

Pile on strawberries, mango, avocado, bacon and goat cheese to create this sweet yet savory flatbread pizza!
Summer Flatbread - with strawberries, mango, avocado, goat cheese and bacon! Fresh and flavorful!

Summer is on my mind. Perhaps it’s because the end of my busy work season means the start of my summer vacation. And it always seems like summer starts earlier in Florida anyway. Would anyone like some 85 degree weather?

On my first day off from work after my long busy season, I enjoyed this Summer Flatbread with Strawberries, Mango, Avocado, Bacon and Goat Cheese. It was literally one of  those last minute recipes that I threw together based on what I had available in my house and my craving for fruit. It was a big winner so I thought I would share the recipe with you today.

Summer Flatbread - with strawberries, mango, avocado, goat cheese and bacon!

I think people fall into two categories, you either like fruit in savory dishes, like salad and pizza, or you don’t. Brad hates fruit on salad and refuses to eat any salad with fruit on top. I say pile it on, especially strawberries! With the strawberries, mango and avocado, this flatbread is a light and refreshing lunch or dinner. It would also work well as an appetizer for a summer dinner party.

Slightly sweet and slightly savory, this flatbread is the best of everything all in one. I layer the ingredients over naan bread. Pop it in the oven, and you have a refreshing meal to enjoy in little time.

Summer Flatbread - with strawberries, mango, avocado, goat cheese and bacon! Summer Flatbread - with strawberries, mango, avocado, goat cheese and bacon!

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Summer Flatbread with Strawberries, Mango, Avocado, Bacon and Goat Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 strips thick- cut bacon
  • 2 pieces naan
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 small avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup coarsley chopped basil

Instructions

  1. To prepare the balsamic reduction, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crisp; remove bacon and crumble.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place pieces of naan in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Divide goat cheese between the pieces of naan and use a spoon to spread it over the top. Sprinkle the bacon on top of the goat cheese. Layer the avocado, strawberries, and mango over the top, diving between the pieces of naan.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the toppings are cooked and the crust is slightly golden. Remove flatbread from oven, sprinkle with basil and garnish with the balsamic vinegar reduction. Slice and serve warm.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/05/09/summer-flatbread/

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Summer Flatbread - with strawberries, mango, avocado, goat cheese and bacon! An easy appetizer or light lunch.

So there you have it, five all new strawberry recipes to add to your menu plan! Take a look at all of the strawberries recipes that I posted this week:

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita - a classic strawberry margaritas with freshly squeezed juice and fresh berries!

Very Berry Acai Bowl

Very Berry Acai Bowl - perfect for breakfast or a post-workout snack!

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – so much strawberry flavor and healthy chia seeds packed into this jam!

Strawberries and Cream Cookie Bars

Strawberries & Cream Cookie Bars – made with dried strawberries and white chocolate chips! Easy and delicious!

20 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kristy!

  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    I love love love anything that is made with Naan. It’s my absolute favorite thing. And the toppings on here? I’d never think to combine these things but they just really work. Can’t wait to try this! Even with the strawberries. ;)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kim! Naan is the best!

  2. Jenna

    I love how refreshing these look!! So fun for summer get together

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jenna!

  3. Leah

    YES! Bring on summer and fresh fruit. Looks refreshing and delicious!

    • Ashley

      Yes, you must, Georgia!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Nancy! I hope you get a chance to try it!

  4. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Mmmm….I love flatbread. But somehow I never thought to add berries to it. Looks perfect!
    Have a wonderful fabulous Friday Ashley!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Melanie! If you haven’t noticed, I add berries to everything ;)

  5. marcie

    I love fruit in savory dishes, so I’d be all over this pizza! The addition of the bacon was a good call, too. This looks so bright and fresh and perfect for summer!

  6. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

    I absolutely love you for this combo – genius!! Can’t wait to make this really soon!!

  7. ela@GrayApron

    Ah, Florida! Nice and hot already! I also feel like flatter breads when it starts getting hot. Your breads look delicious! Love all those things you put on top…together!
    :) ela

  8. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    This is so great Ashley! Perfect for spring. I’m throwing a bridal shower in a few weeks, and this sounds like the perfect dish to serve!

  9. Kelly

    I can eat fruit any way it’s served and love the sound of this flatbread! It looks incredible – so bright and fresh – perfect for summer :) And yay for summer vacation – happy friday and enjoy your weekend Ashley, hope it’s a relaxing one :)

  10. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    I am definitely a fan of fruit in savory dishes! I love this combination of the sweet fruit, with the salty bacon and goat cheese, and then a little sweet acidity from the balsamic, such a great combination!

  11. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Strawberries and avocado are magical together! Your flatbreads look so bright and summery and delicious. I will take some Florida weather, please :)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Denise! I’ll send some Florida weather your way :)

  12. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    I’ma huge fan of fruit in savory dishes. Love the flavor contrasts it gives and I guess I just like a little sweetness in just about everything I eat :)
    These flatbreads look seriously delicious and gorgeous. Pinning!

  13. Ashley

    Yum! I am definitely a huge fan of fruit in savory dishes and I know I would LOVE this flatbread! And it’s just so pretty!! haha I love pretty food : )

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    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for the feature, Cathy! You are too sweet :)

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