Roasted Broccoli Rabe and Pesto Flatbread Recipe

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Katie Arnold Modified: March 21, 2022
Roasted Broccoli Rabe and Pesto Flatbread Recipe

How To Make Roasted Broccoli Rabe and Pesto Flatbread

This pesto flatbread makes a great meal for a party appetizer or light meal. Made with spicy basil-almond pesto and creamy feta, this is a sure favorite.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupspacked fresh basil
  • ½cupsliced almonds
  • ½cupparmesan cheesegrated
  • 2clovesgarlic roughly chopped
  • 1tbsplemon juiceplus more for garnish
  • ¼ tspsalt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • cupextra-virgin olive oilplus more for the broccoli rabe
  • 3 grain naan flatbreads
  • ¾cupcrumbled feta cheese
  • broccoli rabe
  • red pepper flakes for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F then prepare the broccoli rabe by rinsing it and patting it dry. Slice off the tough lower ends.

  2. Toss the rabe with a light drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Rub the olive oil onto the leaves to make sure the rabe is lightly and evenly coated with oil. Set aside.

  3. In a food processor or blender, combine the basil, almonds, parmesan, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and a few twists of freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Process the pesto while slowly drizzling in the olive oil, until the mixture is relatively smooth and uniform.

  5. Place the naan on an oven-safe metal cooling rack, if you have one, then place the rack on a baking sheet to catch any drips. If not, just place the naan directly onto a baking sheet.

  6. Spread pesto on the naan and top with crumbled feta cheese. Top with an even layer of broccoli rabe and a light sprinkle of sliced almonds.

  7. Bake until the broccoli rabe is tender and the leaves are deep green and crispy about 8 to 9 minutes. Squeeze a small wedge of lemon over the naan and top with a light sprinkling of red pepper flakes.

  8. Let the naan cool slightly before slicing it with a sharp knife or pizza cutter and serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 3433.61kcal
  • Fat: 332.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 80.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 204.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 35.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.41g
  • Fiber: 12.30g
  • Sugar: 11.53g
  • Protein: 94.78g
  • Cholesterol: 234.62mg
  • Sodium: 3428.35mg
  • Calcium: 2790.52mg
  • Potassium: 992.13mg
  • Iron: 7.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 538.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.47mg
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