Flatbreads are so versatile and make for a tasty breakfast, lunch, dinner or appetizer. These are one of my favorite meals to throw together when I am in a hurry or I have random things in my refrigerator. For me, a good flatbread has simple ingredients with high flavor. This flatbread features some tasty vegetables roasted and drizzled with BBQ sauce.
What is the difference between a flatbread and pizza?
The difference is the type of dough used. Flatbreads generally are made with an unleavened dough while pizza dough typically has yeast. You can make your own flatbread or you can buy it from you local store. There are white and wheat varieties of flatbreads available.
What is the best cheese to use on a flatbread?The options are endless but these are my favorites:
- Goat cheese
How many toppings should I put on a flatbread?
Try to limit toppings to no more than 5 main items. Herbs and spices should be added to optimize flavor without taking up too much space on the flatbread. If you’re more of a pizza fan, check out this Tuscany Chicken Pizza.
Does barbecue sauce have too much sugar?
Generally speaking, most bbq sauce does contain sugar, vinegar and tomato. However, sugar in moderation can be extremely satisfying to our palates and a great accompaniment to many dishes. If you purchase a brown sugar or honey bbq style, they can be higher in sugar than original style sauce. If excess sugar is something you are concerned with, purchase original style vs honey or brown sugar varieties.
The good in this?
Let’s talk corn. Corn provides fiber, b vitamins, potassium and Vitamin C. It is considered a starchy vegetable which mean it provides carbohydrates that our body can convert to glucose for energy. Corn is also a great option for those with gluten intolerances and can be used in many dishes and in many different forms.
Roasted Corn and Cauliflower BBQ Flatbread
- 1/2 head cauliflower small-medium
- 1 cup corn frozen, fresh, or canned
- 1 cup packed spinach roughly chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ounce goat cheese
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce + more for topping
- parsley, chopped optional
- 2 Artisan flatbreads
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit. Remove cauliflower florets from stalk. Clean and pat dry with paper towel. Cut into bite sized pieces.
- On large sheet pan, place cauliflower and corn. Drizzle with olive oil, paprika, chili powder and salt. Toss to combine. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until cauliflower and corn has a slight char.
- Once vegetables are done roasting, top each flatbread with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, fresh chopped spinach, roasted vegetables, goat cheese and fresh parsley. Drizzle with additional barbecue sauce if desired.
5 thoughts on “Roasted Corn and Cauliflower BBQ Flatbread”
Nutrition info? I believe you’re a registered dietician. I don’t understand the point of posting a “healthy” recipe without providing macro-nutrient counts. I’m guessing you probably work with Type 1 diabetic patients who would need this information to calculate their insulin dose.
Hi Ellen. You would believe correct that I am a dietitian. And as that, I can tell you there are a slew of points for a healthy recipe without macronutrient counts. I do not encourage the general population to count calories or macros which is who my blog is catered to primarily. Now, if you visit my services page, I do provide those things on a case by case basis contingent upon diagnosed condition. Feel free to contact me there if you have more questions. Thanks for stopping by.
What would you suggest pairing with this to bump up the protein to a 20-25 g protein meal? Looks so good, but I need a “go with” to hold me over. If you happen to have the nutrition facts, I’d love to see them.
Hi Sohailla. The nutrition facts vary depending on the type of flatbread you use and type of barbecue sauce. However, the toppings divided between two flatbreads provide around 300 calories, 45 grams carbohydrate and 9 grams protein. There are high protein flatbreads you could choose which would boost the protein, you could also cook chicken and add to it or even roast chickpeas to top it off. Another option would be to add cheese which would also provide protein but you could choose a lower fat option such as part skim mozzarella which I think would be delicious! Thanks for stopping by 🙂