Sunday, January 27, 2013

White Bean Flat Bread

Jimmy asked me to make my butternut squash soup again last Sunday and I was not sure what to make to go along with it. I was texting my friend Colynn (who is also vegan) and she suggested a flat bread. I decided to use the white bean recipe she use to make all the time when I was in Florida. She also suggested I chop up my vegetables in the food processor. Anyway, this is a really simple recipe  but tastes delicious. It may look a little funny but all of the flavors are there. It was absolutely delicious and we were able to eat it the next day for lunch. 

Flat Bread Ingredients
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 -1 1/2 cups warm water
garlic salt (to taste)
dry parsley (to taste)

Directions
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Kneed for about 5 minutes until no longer sticky.
 Form into a ball and place in a bowl. 
Put a wet towel over bowl to help keep moist until you are ready to use it. 

White Bean Spread Ingredients                                                     Directions
1 can white beans (drained & rinsed)                    Mix everything in food processor.
4 cloves garlic                                                      You may have to add extra olive oil to help 
2 tablespoons olive olive oil                                             your food processor out.
                                                                                        Mix until a smooth mixture is formed

Flat Bread Toppings
1 cup fresh spinach
1 red onion
1 white onion
5-6 white mushrooms
olive oil
garlic salt
steak seasoning

Directions
1.Slice both red and white onion and place in medium skillet. Add olive oil and seasonings to taste.  Cook on medium-high heat until onions are soft. Let cool and place in food processor until finely chopped. Place in a bowl until ready to use. 
2.Slice mushrooms and place in medium skillet. Add olive oil and seasonings to taste. Cook on medium-high heat until mushrooms are soft. Let cool and place in food processor until finely chopped. Place in a bowl until ready to use.

Making the Flat Bread
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
1. Roll out dough using a rolling pin. 
(I made 2 medium sized pizzas but you may want to just use one large one)
2. Spray cooking tray with non stick cooking spray and place dough on tray.
3. Add white bean spread evenly over dough. 
4. Add spinach on top of white bean spread.
5. Place onion & mushrooms on top of flat bread. Basically just glob in on as evenly as you can.
5. Place in oven for about 20 minutes or until dough is crispy. 
6. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
7. Slice and serve
You may want to add some vegan Parmesan as well :)