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When you’re craving something starchy but pasta salad has simply worn out it’s welcome, a light summer flatbread can be the perfect fix and with the bread functioning as a literal canvas for colorful fruits and bright greens, our favorite summer flatbread recipes double as edible works of art.

The term “too pretty to eat” may be one of the most overused expressions among foodies (“foodies” being another). That being said, these sweet and savory flatbread recipes, most of which highlight the beauty of summer fruits, may actually live up to the cliché. From berries and peaches to pears and figs, the seasonal indulgences, utilized at the peak of their harvest, pair perfectly with cheeses, fresh herbs, and greens. Frankly, I’m not sure if I want to eat the dishes on this list or hang them in a museum. Scroll through and decide for yourself.

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Most of these flatbreads can be made on the grill, or splurge on one of the many fab outdoor pizza ovens this summer and whip up a few of our favorite summer flatbread recipes below.

1. Strawberry Balsamic Flatbread with Arugula & Feta


Nothing is prettier than a bright ripe strawberry and feta is a perfect flatbread cheese you can crumble on top and will hold it’s shape and form. Drizzle some good balsamic and arugula and you’re in summer flatbread business. Get the Strawberry Balsamic Flatbread with Arugula & Feta recipe.

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2. Grilled Flatbread with Potato, Chèvre, and Herbs

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Unlike tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado, potatoes are not a fruit, but this one is too good not to sneak in. Sorry not sorry! Tangy goat cheese and herbs make this masterpiece a perfect grilled treat for summer. Get our Grilled Flatbread with Potato, Chèvre, and Herbs recipe.

3. Grilled Corn and Peach Flatbread


Having this flatbread every day for lunch would be peachy-keen, but only during the summer months. If you’ve ever tried a peach during the winter, you know that it’s almost as bad as snow, ice, the flu, and every other horrible aspect of the season. Get the Grilled Corn and Peach Flatbread recipe. (Try this Peach, Basil, and Mozzarella Flatbread recipe too.)

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4. Blueberry, Feta, and Honey-Caramelized Onion Flatbread


You had me at honey-caramelized onions with this one. While feta and blueberries are certainly delicious ingredients, I just want more of the onions. (And a breath mint, please.)  Get the Blueberry, Feta, and Honey-Caramelized Onion Flatbread recipe.

5. Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Flatbread


Pear with me as I devour this pear, bleu cheese, and walnut flatbread in less than 30 seconds. No matter the season, this classic combo never goes out of style. Just ask Taylor Swift. Get the Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Flatbread recipe.

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6. Grape, Brie, and Arugula Flatbread


While I certainly prefer my grapes in rosé, this is an excellent plan B. In fact, it probably pairs amazingly with rosé or any summer blend. Let’s get this happy hour started, like, yesterday. Get the Grape, Brie, and Arugula Flatbread recipe.

7. Bacon, Onion and Fig Flatbread

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The bacon craze is still out of control, which means I despise people who say “everything tastes better” with it. WRONG. In fact, let’s change things up a bit and make the following statement: bacon tastes so much better with figs. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself. Get our Bacon, Onion and Fig Flatbread recipe.

8. Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Flatbread


The George Washington cherry tree incident may be a myth, but I can imagine a young future president chopping one down to make this recipe. How else was he supposed to reach the cherries? Either way, #worthit. Get the Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Flatbread recipe.

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9. Plum, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Flatbread


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I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the biggest sweet tooth, so I often need to balance my sweet bakes with savory dishes so I don’t get sugar overload. Enter this Plum and Prosciutto flatbread— the slight sweetness from the roasted plums is balanced by the saltiness from the prosciutto and mozzarella. Drizzled with balsamic and topped with basil and extra spices, it’s a lovely summer evening treat. I’ve included my recipe below, but feel free to sub in other stone fruits or cheeses to your liking! 🍕⁣ 𝑷𝒍𝒖𝒎 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒖𝒕𝒕𝒐 𝑷𝒊𝒛𝒛𝒂 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑩𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒄 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑩𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒍 ⁣ Preheat oven to 425⁣ ▫️1 ball of pizza dough. I used homemade sourdough pizza dough but any kind works ⁣ ▫️~3 medium ripe plums, or two large peaches⁣ ▫️Fresh mozzarella ⁣ ▫️Prosciutto or other cured meat ⁣ ▫️1 shallot, thinly sliced ⁣ ▫️2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped ⁣ ▫️1/4 c olive oil plus 1-2 tbs ⁣ ▫️1 tbs spices each (I used Sumac and Aleppo pepper, but you could use an Italian blend)⁣ ▫️Fresh basil⁣ ▫️Balsamic for drizzling ⁣ ▫️Salt and pepper to taste ⁣ Preheat your oven and prepare a baking sheet with a light layer of flour or semolina. Stretch your pizza dough to desired shape (make sure it is room temp) and let it rest while you prepare your other ingredients. Cut the fruit into small slices, and mozzarella into rounds (or tear if preferred). Add 1 tbs of olive oil to the stretched dough, and season with your spices. Take the remaining 1/4 c olive oil, and add the dough chopped garlic to it. Stir and set aside. Assemble the pizza by layering the cheese, shallots, meat, and stone fruit. Bake for approx ~20 mins or according to dough instructions. Once the cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden, remove and immediately brush the crust with the garlic oil (the smell is incredible). Drizzle some of the remaining garlic oil over top of the pizza, drizzle with balsamic and top with fresh basil. Enjoy!⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #instagood #instacook #homecooking #foodporn #cooksofinstagram #homecook #amateurcook #f52community #f52grams #quarantinecooking #freshfood #healthyfood #flatbreadpizza #pizza #freshrecipes #feedfeed #foodphotography #foodie #marissamakes

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Melon and prosciutto are a classic combo, but the sweet-salty balance can be achieved with other fruit as well, including ripe summer plums. The melted mozz and garlic-infused oil make it even better, obviously. Get the Plum, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Flatbread recipe.

10. Grilled Burrata, Melon & Prosciutto Flatbread


That aforementioned melon and prosciutto combo is also great on flatbread, though. Especially with ultra-creamy burrata cheese in the mix. Get the Grilled Burrata, Melon & Prosciutto Flatbread recipe.

11. Raspberry Nutella Flatbread


Did you think I would leave a dessert flatbread off this list? Never. Nutella is a no brainer and you could pair it with strawberries or bananas, of course, but the tartness of raspberries really takes this dish to the next level. Get the Raspberry Nutella Flatbread recipe.

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