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Goat Cheese Flatbread with Zucchini and Raisins

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This Goat Cheese Flatbread with zucchini ribbons and raisins are a match made in heaven! It’s a light and fresh flatbread that was made for sharing with friends and family.

goat cheese flatbread with zucchini and raisins on a black cutting board

I know what you’re thinking: raisins on a flatbread?

I agree, they’re not the standard flatbread or pizza topping.

But they do make for a nice change of pace when you’re looking for a twist on the traditional flatbread. When paired with the other ingredients in this recipe: light zucchini ribbons, tangy goat cheese, and crunchy pine nuts, these raisins make the pizza taste absolutely delicious!

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need For This Recipe

How to make this Goat Cheese Flatbread – Step by Step

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 2: Combine the olive oil, garlic and lemon zest in a medium bowl and set aside.

Step 3: Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler along the length of the zucchini to make thin “ribbons.” Mix zucchini ribbons thoroughly with the olive oil mixture.

A vegetable peeler making zucchini ribbons

Step 4: Spread the goat cheese evenly over the flatbread crust.

Step 5: Sprinkle the raisins evenly over the cheese. Add the zucchini ribbons evenly on top of the pizza, lightly folding and mounding them.

Step 6: Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pine nuts.

Step 7: Bake either on the oven rack directly or on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.

What makes this Goat Cheese Flatbread healthy?

  • Whole Wheat Flatbread: This flatbread is made with whole wheat flour rather than white flour like most flatbreads and pizzas. The whole wheat flatbread provides extra fiber which is important for healthy digestions, regulates blood sugar, and lowers cholesterol.
  • Low Fat Goat Cheese: Goat cheese is naturally lower in fat and calories than cheese made from cow’s milk. Using goat cheese adds needed calcium. It’s creamy and delicious with a slightly more tangy flavor than you get with mozzarella.
  • Vitamins and Nutrients from Zucchini: Zucchini is rich in numerous vitamins and nutrients. Topping this flatbread with zucchini adds a serving of vegetables to this dish. Zucchini are high in antioxidants, and particularly high in Vitamin A. 
  • Natural Sweetness from Raisins: The tangy goat cheese and mild zucchini pair nicely with the natural sweetness from the raisins. Raisins offer a hint of sweetness in the form of natural sugars. 

Will kids enjoy this Goat Cheese Flatbread?

Kids will love this Goat Cheese Flatbread. Most kids love pizza, and while this flatbread is probably not the traditional type of pizza they’re used to, they’ll enjoy the cheesiness, along with the sweetness of the raisins. 

What are zucchini ribbons?

Zucchini ribbons are thin strips of zucchini that you make by running a vegetable peeler down the side of a zucchini length wise. They are super easy to make, and take less than 5 minutes — it feels just like peeling a vegetable, but instead you’re peeling the entire zucchini until all you have are the ribbons.

Is goat cheese good on a flatbread or pizza?

Goat cheese is fantastic on flatbreads and pizzas. It’s a bit different from mozzarella because it doesn’t melt in the same way, but it adds a nice creamy texture to the dough, and pairs well with many vegetable toppings. 

Can you melt goat cheese?

When goat cheese is heated it softens, but it does not melt the same way mozzarella does. Whereas mozzarella gets gooey and stringy, goat cheese when warmed becomes creamier but does not get that stretchy cheesy texture. 

What do you serve with Goat Cheese Flatbread with Zucchini and Raisins?

This flatbread would pair well with the following sides…

Top Tips for Making Goat Cheese Flatbread

  • Use a whole wheat pizza dough for the base.
  • Evenly distribute the toppings on the pizza.
  • This pizza is cooked in the oven, but you could also use a grill.
  • Use fresh veggies. This pizza will pair nicely with numerous veggies such as bell peppers.
  • You don’t need a lot of cheese, use just enough to give it a nice creamy texture. 
  • Pine nuts add a nice crunch, and are a great source of vitamin E – but you can use any nuts you have on hand! Almonds would also work great! 

Check out these other delicious and healthy pizza recipes!

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Goat Cheese Flatbread with Zucchini Ribbons and Raisins

This Goat Cheese Flatbread with zucchini ribbons and raisins a are a match made in heaven! It's a light and fresh flatbread that was made for sharing with friends and family.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 package fresh whole wheat pizza dough I like the one from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1/2 cup or about 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese or soft goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup Golden Raisins or Natural Raisins
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Combine the olive oil, garlic and lemon zest in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler along the length of the zucchini to make thin “ribbons.” Mix zucchini ribbons thoroughly with the olive oil mixture.
  • Spread the goat cheese evenly over the flatbread.
  • Sprinkle the raisins evenly over the cheese. Add the zucchini ribbons evenly on top of the flatbread, lightly folding and mounding them.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pine nuts.
  • Bake the flatbread either directly on the oven rack or on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.

Notes

Top Tips for Making Goat Cheese Flatbread

  • Use a whole wheat pizza dough for the base.
  • Evenly distribute the toppings on the pizza.
  • This pizza is cooked in the oven, but you could also use a grill.
  • Use fresh veggies. This pizza will pair nicely with numerous veggies such as bell peppers.
  • You don’t need a lot of cheese, use just enough to give it a nice creamy texture. 
  • Pine nuts add a nice crunch, and are a great source of vitamin E – but you can use any nuts you have on hand! Almonds would also work great!

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.4g | Protein: 6.8g | Fat: 6.6g | Sodium: 318.5mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 4.6g

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