Spinach Pesto Flatbreads

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One of my favorite parts of the week is going grocery shopping with my husband. I run around & cross things off my list. He pushes the cart & samples the cheeses. It just works.

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I had to work the better part of this weekend so Garr was forced to do the grocery shopping alone. I really thought it would be OK. He’s seen me in action so many times before & I made an extremely detailed list with a full week’s menu. The poor thing never stood a chance.

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Take this naan for instance. The kind I usually buy is in a very peculiar spot in the store. I did everything but draw a diagram to explain to the man where it was, how many I needed, etc. What does he come home with? 18 mini naan. “But it was garlic flavored & I could smell it through the packaging.” K.

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Other questions asked while he was wandering like a lost puppy in the store:

“Where is cotija cheese?”

“Why do you need frozen corn?”

“What do you mean by spicy cheese?”

“Wtf is nutritional yeast?”

“Can I get cereal?”

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He’s so adorable it physically hurts. Plus, now I will only ever eat garlic naan so….


Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 6 flatbreads


  • 2 cups of packed spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 6 pieces of naan
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a food processor, combine spinach + basil + garlic + parmesan + crushed red pepper + S+P
  • While processing on low, slowly add in the olive oil
  • Meanwhile, heat the other tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook about 3-4 minutes
  • Add peppers + S+P, cook another 3 minutes
  • Add garlic, cook one more minute
  • Spread some pesto on each naan
  • Add veggies + some mozzarella
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Ditch the knife & fork – use your bare hands to shovel this in your mouth

6 thoughts on “Spinach Pesto Flatbreads

  1. Debbie Spivey says:

    I understand your pain…lol! I’ve been wanting to try the Naan breads I’ve seen in the store. I have high expectations, because I have had it fresh from a Tandoori restaurant called Chipotle Kebab where it is amazing! Love how he brings you garlic Naan and now you insist it be garlic!


  2. Danika Maia says:

    That’s so cute!! I wish I planned ahead enough to grocery shop for the entire week. I usually buy all of the basics like vegetables meat and dairy stuff but then when it comes down to actual recipes I always end up going to the store for one thing or another throughout the week.

    Danika Maia


  3. Taykure says:

    They look so great and really helathy because of the vegetables! Maybe we could also try to make Naan at home, i made it about 2 years ago and they turned out quite good (not as good as at a indian restaurant, of course). I am a vegetarian and I am always looking for new recipes, this one would too, be great as a leftover for lunch at school I think!

    Much Love, Taykure.



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