Sunday, September 16, 2012

Caramelized Onion and White Bean Flatbread

I will eat almost anything that looks like a pizza. Even if it's called a flatbread. Today I hit a near home run with yet another Eating Well recipe tweaked to my tastes. The pictured version is slightly different from my recipe, as I did not have plum tomatoes or green olives, but it was almost as tasty.

This recipe is rather easy to put together. Pair it with a salad, and you have a great meatless weeknight dinner.

Caramelized Onion and White Bean Flatbread


20 ounces of whole wheat prepared pizza dough
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, sliced lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 15 ounce can of white beans, rinsed and drained
4 plum tomatoes, sliced thin
1 cup light shredded sharp cheddar
1 handful of sliced green olives


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a large baking sheet
Step 2: Combine oil, onion and and salt in a pan. Cover and stir often while on a medium high heat stove. Let cook for 7 minutes.
Step 3: Reduce heat to low and uncover pan and cook for 8 more minutes while stirring occasionally
Step 4: Roll out dough on floured surface and place on sheet pan, then bake for 8-10 minutes in oven
Step 5: Stir in oregano and black and red peppers into onion
Step 6: Transfer half of the onion mixture into another bowl.
Step 7: Add beans to remaining onion mixture in pan and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring often
Step 8: Put bean and onion mixture, garlic powder, vinegar and water in food processor and pulse until it forms a coarse paste
Step 9: Spread bean paste onto flatbread, then top with cheese, olives, tomatoes and remaining onions.
Step 10: Bake in oven for 12 minutes

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