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Imagine biting into a crispy, grilled flatbread topped with juicy heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula and savory prosciutto. The combination of textures and flavors in this Grilled Heirloom Tomato Flatbread recipe is a delightful experience with each bite.

The sweetness of the tomatoes contrasts beautifully with the rich mozzarella and the slight saltiness of the prosciutto, all balanced by the fresh, zesty arugula salad. This flatbread recipe is not only a feast for the taste buds, but also a visually stunning dish that’s perfect for any summer gathering.

A long, rectangular piece of grilled flatbread sitting on top of a wooden cutting board topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced heirloom tomatoes, arugula and prosciutto.

What are Heirloom Tomatoes

Known for their unique shapes, vibrant colors and rich flavors, heirloom tomatoes bring a distinct taste and aesthetic appeal that sets them apart from regular tomatoes. These tomatoes are often grown from seeds that have been passed down through generations, ensuring a depth of flavor that is both sweet and slightly tangy.

Heirloom tomatoes are typically in season during the warmer months, with their peak season being from late summer to early fall. Depending on the region, you can usually find them at their best from July through September.

These tomatoes thrive in warm weather, and their availability may vary slightly based on local climate and growing conditions. For the freshest and most flavorful heirloom tomatoes, visit local farmers’ markets or look for locally grown options during these peak months.

Why You Should Make This Grilled Heirloom Tomato Flatbread

  • Fresh and Seasonal Ingredients: Utilizes fresh, seasonal heirloom tomatoes that are at their peak flavor during the summer.
  • Flavorful: Combines sweet, tangy tomatoes with rich mozzarella, savory prosciutto and peppery arugula, creating a delightful mix of flavors.
  • Simple Preparation: This grilled flatbread is easy to prepare.
  • Visually Appealing: The vibrant colors of heirloom tomatoes and fresh greens make for a stunning presentation that’s sure to impress.
  • Versatile Dish: Can be served as an appetizer, light lunch or dinner.
  • Quick to Make: Takes only a short time to prepare and cook, ideal for busy weeknights or spontaneous gatherings.
  • Perfect for Entertaining: A great dish to serve at summer parties, barbecues or casual get-togethers.
  • Customizable: Easily adaptable to personal preferences or dietary restrictions by adding or substituting ingredients.
  • Great Use of Leftovers: A creative way to use up extra tomatoes, cheese and greens you might have in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • Flatbread: Store bought Naan, pita bread, whole wheat flatbread or gluten-free flatbread can be used instead. Alternatively, make your own.
  • Heirloom Tomatoes: Substitute with regular tomatoes, cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes.
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese: Burrata, feta cheese or goat cheese are great substitutes.
  • Baby Arugula: Spinach or microgreens can be used instead.
  • Prosciutto: Substitute with bacon, pancetta or smoked salmon. Omit, for a vegetarian flatbread.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Pecorino Romano or Asiago cheese are great alternatives.

How to Prepare Grilled Heirloom Tomato Flatbread

This flatbread recipe is straightforward and quick, making it perfect for anyone looking for a delicious meal, in a short amount of time.

  1. Thinly slice the heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Reserve any juice from the tomatoes for the dressing.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients, including the juice from the tomatoes, for the dressing.
  3. Add the arugula to a bowl and lightly dress with the prepared dressing. Reserve.
  4. While the grill is heating, brush the top of the flatbread with olive oil.
  5. Once heated, place the flatbread on the grill, oiled side down.
  6. Brush the top side with olive oil. Grill until the underside is crisp and has grill marks.
  7. Flip and brush on a touch more olive oil.
  8. Top the grilled side with mozzarella and tomato slices. Grill until the underside is toasty.
  9. Move the flatbreads off the direct heat and allow to sit in the grill with the heat turned off for about 3-5 minutes to slightly melt the cheese.
  10. Top the flatbreads with a sprinkling of the arugula salad, a few pieces of torn prosciutto, flaked Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.

How to Serve and Store Heirloom Tomato Flatbread

  • Serve the grilled flatbread warm, straight off the grill as an appetizer, light lunch or dinner.

Store:

  • Store leftover Grilled Heirloom Tomato Flatbread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • Reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes, or until warmed through.
  • Note that the flatbread may not be as crisp when reheated, but the flavors will remain delicious.
  • Leftover dressing can be stored for up to 5 days and used for salads.

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A grilled flatbread sitting on a wooden board topped with mozzarella cheese, sliced heirloom tomatoes, arugula and prosciutto. The flatbread has two slices cut from it, which are displayed in the front.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Flatbread


Description

This Grilled Heirloom Tomato Flatbread recipe combines grilled flatbread with juicy heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and peppery arugula.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 large rectangular or oval flatbreads
  • 3 medium-sized heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 12-ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 3-ounces baby arugula
  • 34 slices prosciutto, torn
  • 1 tablespoon flaked Parmesan cheese
  • Cracked black pepper, for garnish

Dressing for Arugula:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons golden balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice from the tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the heirloom tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve any juice from the tomatoes for the dressing.
  2. Thinly slice the mozzarella and lay out on paper towels to absorb and excess moisture.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients, including the juice from the tomatoes, for the dressing.
  4. Add the arugula to a bowl and lightly dress with the prepared dressing. Reserve.
  5. While the grill is heating, brush the top of the flatbread with olive oil.
  6. Once heated, place the flatbread on the grill, oiled side down.
  7. Brush the top side with olive oil. Grill until the underside is crisp and has grill marks.
  8. Flip and brush on a touch more olive oil.
  9. Top the grilled side with mozzarella and tomato slices. Grill until the underside is toasty.
  10. Move the flatbreads off the direct heat and allow to sit in the grill with the heat turned off for about 3-5 minutes to slightly melt the cheese.
  11. Top the flatbreads with a sprinkling of the arugula salad, a few pieces of torn prosciutto, flaked Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.
  12. Serve immediately.
  13. ENJOY!
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Notes

  • Preheat your grill fully before placing the flatbread on it for even cooking and perfect grill marks.
  • Thinly, and evenly, slice the tomatoes and mozzarella.
  • Brush both sides of the flatbread generously with olive oil to help it crisp up nicely and prevent sticking to the grill.
  • Use medium-high heat to avoid burning the flatbread, while ensuring it becomes crispy.
  • Have all of the ingredients ready at the grill, as the process is quick and prepping will help to ensure the flatbread does not burn. 
  • Don’t discard the juice from the tomatoes; use it in the dressing to add extra flavor.
  • Lightly dress the arugula to avoid making the flatbread soggy while adding a fresh, tangy flavor. You will not use all of the dressing.
  • After grilling, let the flatbread sit off the direct heat to allow the cheese to soften.
  • Serve the flatbread, immediately.
  • Customize the recipe by adding or substituting ingredients based on your preferences or dietary needs.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

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