Instead of ingredients or recipes, some days I simply head to the grocery store with a list of ideas like “balsamic peaches, chocolate bacon donuts, pizza with goat cheese, creamy avocado dressing and grilled flatbread.” Sometimes each item in the list becomes its own dish, sometimes they go together!
I decided that “chocolate bacon donuts” could pretty much stand on their own and “creamy avocado dressing” would go on a delicious new salad, but I thought the “balsamic peaches, pizza with goat cheese and grilled flatbread” could all be combined into a sweet, salty and scrumptious new recipe. That is when this dish was born!
I made my own fresh basil flatbread, but if you want to keep this recipe a little more simple, you can purchase pre-made flatbread at the store.
The sweet, juicy peaches combined with the rich balsamic reduction on the crunchy basil flatbread topped with the creamy goat cheese…. um hello perfection! I may
or may not have eaten the entire flatbread by myself!
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 shallots (peeled and diced)
- ½ tsp sugar
- 1 large flatbread
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 fresh peaches (peeled, pitted and sliced)
- ¼ cup goat cheese (crumbled
- 2 tbsp fresh basil (chiffonade)
Begin by adding the balsamic vinegar to a small skillet over high heat.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat then allow the vinegar to cook down to ¼ cup.
In a separate skillet, add the butter over medium heat. Once the butter begins to melt and bubble, add the diced shallots. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add the sugar. Caramelize for an additional 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Brush the flatbread with olive oil, then top with peaches, caramelized shallots, goat cheese and basil.
Drizzle with the balsamic reduction.
Place on the grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes.
Slice it up and dig in!
This recipe is perfect for the end of summer when peaches are ripe and it is way too hot to turn the oven on in the house!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Use a gluten free flatbread to make this recipe gluten free