Roasted Courgette & White Miso Pesto Flatbreads with Charred Courgette

Absolutely delicious courgette and white miso pesto on a bed of fluffy flatbreads. Topped with char grilled courgette it’s a beautiful fresh and tasty dish.

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As I have a little pile of seasonal courgettes just waiting to be cooked (some from my veg box, some given) I thought I better make something to celebrate them a little.

You know I love a good dip–and this might just be my new favourite. Roast courgettes combined with some classic pesto ingredients; fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and lemon. Today I added some white miso for extra flavour and it works beautifully.

Using the courgettes in the pesto means you can add less oil–but add a little more if you like.

The pesto is brilliant on these lovely flatbreads made with just flour, yogurt and a good pinch of salt. But also amazing on pasta, toast or just with lots of charred veg piled on top.

As I’ve got tons of courgette to use (and I love it) I topped the flatbreads on some smokey charred courgette and mushrooms–but top with your favourite veggies!

I hope you love it, much love. Niki xxx.

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Roasted Courgette & White Miso Pesto Flatbreads with Charred Courgette

Absolutely delicious courgette and white miso pesto on a bed of fluffy flatbreads. Topped with char grilled courgette it’s a beautiful fresh and tasty dish.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
1- 2 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the pesto

  • 2 courgettes sliced
  • 30 g fresh basil
  • 4 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tsp white miso
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the veg toppings

  • 1 courgette sliced
  • 100 g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch sea salt flakes

For the flatbreads

  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 75 g vegan natural yogurt
  • Big pinch sea salt

Other toppings

  • Fresh herbs
  • Olive oil
  • Natural yogurt

Instructions

To make the pesto

  • Pre heat your oven to 180c
  • Add the courgette to a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season well.
  • Roast for approx 25 minutes or until soft. Set aside and cool a little.

To make the pesto

  • Add the courgette and all the ingredients to your food processor and blitz to combine.

To make the flatbreads

  • In a bowl, add the flour, yogurt and salt. Stir to combine until it comes together, then transfer to a floured board.
  • Knead for a few minutes until you get a springy dough.
  • Heat a large griddle pan or frying pan to medium.
  • Divide the dough into two, then roll out the first flatbread.
  • Pop it on the griddle pan and allow to cook and char a little on that side, then flip to cook to on the other side.
  • Repeat.

To char the courgette

  • Rub a little olive oil on the courgette, then add to a heated griddle pan.
  • Turn frequently until charred on both sides and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt.

To cook the mushrooms

  • Add the oil and mushrooms to a saucepan and saute for 4-5 minutes until soft.
  • Season well.

To serve

  • Top the flatbreads with courgette pesto, charred courgette & mushroom.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and add fresh herbs.
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6 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Just lovely! This came together quickly and was the perfect dinner size for two after a large lunch. I subbed walnuts for the pine nuts, as that was what I had on hand. Fluffy flatbreads for the win.

  2. I love the sound of this BUT why do you not use a problem weight measure fir the courgettes? What on earth does 2 courgettes mean? Seriously! The ones out of the garden are 10-12 cm long, The ones from the fruit shop are about 18 cm and the last lot from farmers market (when we could go to such things) were over 35! Why make us guess. Please weigh your veg. Thank you for reading my rant

    Suzanne

    1. I hear you.
      I used the very average type you usually get (about 200g).
      But if they are bigger or smaller – the recipe still works
      Love, Niki xxx

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