Delicious and satisfying Veggie Pesto Flatbread Pizza made on whole wheat lavash bread with lots of roasted veggies.
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Veggie Pesto Flatbread Pizza
Now, let's talk about food! I've made my Veggie Pesto Flatbread Pizza so many times and shared it on Instastories, but now I'm finally sharing this recipe with measurements.
The veggies and pesto do call for a good amount of olive oil, however it's all good fat and this recipe makes 6 servings. Additionally, you'll have leftover roasted veggies that you can use up in an omelet. It's so good. Hope you guys love it because it's a favorite in my home.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's like eating healthy pizza
- It's a whole wheat thin-crust pizza
- Loaded with roasted veggies
- Simple & Delicious
- Makes a quick and easy meal
How to make Veggie Pesto Flatbread Pizza step by step?
1. Here are the veggies you will need to roast. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Slice eggplant.
3. Brush both sides of the eggplant with olive oil - you will need 3 tablespoon olive oil for the eggplant alone. Sprinkle a little salt.
4. Slice onions. Add ½ tablespoon olive oil. Toss.
5. Slice red and green bell pepper. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss.
6. Slice cherry tomatoes. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper. Toss.
7. Place all the roasted veggies on a tray lined with foil (if you'd like). This makes cleanup easier.
8. Into the oven for 35 minutes, flip eggplant half way through and toss the veggies.
9. While the veggies roast, make the pesto. Add all the pesto ingredients to a food processor.
10. Pesto is done. Set aside.
11. Once the veggies are done, turn off the oven, BUT LEAVE THE VEGGIES IN THE OVEN FOR 30 MINUTES. This will help them soften.
12. Once the veggies are done, this is what you'll have.
13. Take a whole wheat lavash flatbread and top it with a dollop of pesto.
14. Top with all the roasted veggies and chopped fresh spinach.
15. Now add mozzarella cheese and Parmesan is optional.
16. Preheat a toaster oven to 400 degrees. Into a toaster oven for 3 minutes. The pizza will start to harden so watch this closely. Literally, bake this for 3 minutes.
17. It's perfect. Cut into 4 squares and sprinkle oregano and crushed red pepper flakes. It's so filling!
More Pizza Recipes!
- Lavash Bread Pizza
- Veggie Pesto Flatbread Pizza
- Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza
- Tandoori Vegetarian Pizza with Jalapeno Sauce
- Margherita Pizza
- White Mushroom Pizza
Veggie Pesto Flatbread Pizza (whole wheat, healthy-ish)Vegetarian
for roasted veggies
- 1 large/medium eggplant, sliced into ¼ inch rings
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red onion, sliced
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- One green pepper, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- One, 16 ounce box cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
for vegan pesto
- 2 cups fresh basil
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 Indian green chili
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 6 pieces whole wheat lavash bread, I love Trader Joe's
- 12 tablespoon vegan pesto
- top with a little bit of all roasted veggies
- 1 ½ cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
- 6 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, optional
- dried oregano to taste
- red crushed pepper flakes to taste
- Here are the veggies you will need to roast. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Slice eggplant.
- Brush both sides of the eggplant with olive oil - you will need 3 tablespoon olive oil for the eggplant alone.
- Slice onions. Add ½ tablespoon olive oil. Toss.
- Slice red and green bell pepper. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss.
- Slice cherry tomatoes. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper. Toss.
- Place all the roasted veggies on a tray lined with foil (if you'd like). This makes cleanup easier.
- Into the oven for 35 minutes, flip eggplant half way through and toss the veggies.
- While the veggies roast, make the pesto. Add all the pesto ingredients to a food processor.
- Pesto is done. Set aside.
- Once the veggies are done, turn off the oven, BUT LEAVE THE VEGGIES IN THE OVEN FOR 30 MINUTES. This will help them soften.
- Once the veggies are done, this is what you'll have.
- Take a whole wheat lavash flatbread and top with a dollop of pesto.
- Top with all the roasted veggies and chopped fresh spinach.
- Now add mozzarella cheese and Parmesan is optional.
- Preheat a toaster oven to 400 degrees. Into a toaster oven for 3 minutes. The pizza will start to harden so watch this closely. Literally, bake this for 3 minutes.
- It's perfect. Cut into 4 squares and sprinkle oregano and crushed red pepper flakes. It's so filling!
Best veggie flatbread that I have ever had!
HI Michelle. So glad you enjoyed it. xoxo
Is lavash bread same as the Iranian bread ?
According to Google, seems like it is.
Delicious pizza and so easy to make as a last minute dinner option! Made a few adjustments based on what we had at home but still worked out great!
- Didn't have eggplant, so only used mixed peppers, red onions, and chopped spinach.
- Used tortillas/frozen naan (cooked on the tava first) as the base
- Used ready made Costco pesto
- Used thick cut shredded cheese
Would love to try it again and experiment with a different sauce base and maybe add some chicken.
Thank you Nisha for this recipe!
I made it ALMOST your way except didn’t use pesto but tomato pizza sauce& it came out very very delicious ?
My family loved it!
Nirali Pathak says
gosh, what can I say! Nisha is just brilliant to come up such an excellent recipe! I made it today and it was unbelievably good! I did make some adjustments as well based on what I had on hand. For example: I topped the lavash bread with the tomato and basil pasta sauce instead of basil pesto. Also, i added Brussels sprouts (my first time trying it) along with rest of the veggie as per the recipe. Instead of cherry tomatoes, i used the regular tomatoes and marinated them with balsamic vinegar, salt n pepper and olive oil. And I topped the veggies with fresh basil instead of spinach. It was just delish and party in my mouth! It's a great crowd pleaser too. Thanks Nisha for this incredible recipe! Next time i am gonna try with the pesto sauce for sure!
This recipe is fantastic! I added some extra seasonings to the veggies and also used yellow bell peppers in addition to the green/red. It’s so easy to make and I love that you can add whatever veggies you want.
Chaitra shetty says
Tried out this veggie flatbread and omg it was a bomb. Best part is my hubby approved it who’s not at all a pizza fan.
Loved this recipe. ??????
Thank you Nisha for those awesome recipe! My husband and I loved it and we make it almost every other week!! 🙂
This really is INCREDIBLE! That hint of balsamic was perfection!! I used zucchini instead of eggplant, added mushrooms, and Trader Joe’s vegan pesto because I’m lazy hah. Thank you for this simple but incredible recipe! My fiancé told me to put this on the weekly rotation!