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Date & Goat Cheese Grilled Flatbread

PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
YIELD: 4 servings

This date and goat cheese flatbread pairs homemade rosemary flecked dough with tangy goat cheese, sweet Medjool dates, and fresh, peppery arugula- it’s heavenly! Recipe by Le Petit Eats



Ingredients

  • For the Dough
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ¾ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For the flatbread toppings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, for brushing
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup loosely packed arugula
  • 1/3 cup pitted sliced dates
  • 1 pine nuts, toasted

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the yeast, sugar, flour, salt, and rosemary until combined. Add the water in a steady stream and stir with a wooden spoon until the dough forms into a ball. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  2. Coat the ball of dough with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Place dough in a bowl and cover with a dishtowel. Leave to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour. When the dough has doubled in size, punch down and knead lightly into a smooth ball. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 9-10 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Brush one side of flatbread lightly with approximately 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add flatbread to the grill pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until bubbles start to appear on the surface. Brush the top with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, season with salt immediately, and let cool for a few minutes before adding toppings. Once cooled slightly, spread goat cheese evenly over the flatbread. Top with arugula, dates, and pine nuts. Season with salt once more. Slice into wedges and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.

A Recipe from:

Le Petit Eats