Making a pesto flatbread is a quick and easy dinner or appetizer. You can easily change the flavor based on the pesto you use.Jump to Recipe
Back in March, when the COVID Pandemic first started effecting us in the United States, we purchased an Aerogarden. I hadn’t had a lot of luck growing herbs before that. It’s too hot for them outside and they wouldn’t grow well inside. We had seen one of these hydro-gardens in action at a friend’s house, so went ahead and got one for ourselves.
One of the herbs that it comes with is Thai Basil. I hadn’t heard of it before and wasn’t sure what exactly to do with it. Well, we ended up making a pesto with it, then decided it would be delicious on a flatbread!
You can make your own homemade pesto, or get one pre-made from the grocery store. Either one will work for this. We made some from scratch, but I like making our own homemade recipes for as much as we can. And, as I said, we had a lot of Thai Basil, so we made some from that. The Thai Basil has a much different taste than the basil most people think of. But, it made this recipe different. I liked having a lot of cheese to balance the flavors, though I like a lot of cheese on almost anything.
Step by Step
Heat the oven to 440F. Spread the pesto out on the flatbread from edge-to-edge.
Sprinkle the cheese and red pepper flakes over the pesto.
Top with spinach leaves.
Bake for about 5-7 minutes. The cheese should start to melt and the spinach wilt. Slice the flatbread with a pizza cutter and serve warm.
After cooling, I placed any leftover slices in an airtight container. Refrigerate the extras. To reheat, place the slices in the oven or toaster oven at 400F for about 2-3 minutes, until warmed again.
Originally Published On: September 4, 2020
Thai Basil Pesto Flatbread
- 1/4 cup Thai Basil pesto
- 1 flatbread (6"x9")
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 1/8 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 oz spinach leaves
- Heat the oven to 440F
- Spread the pesto out on the flatbread from edge-to-edge
- Sprinkle the cheese and red pepper flakes over the pesto
- Top with spinach leaves
- Bake for about 5-7 minutes, until cheese starts to melt
- Slice the flatbread with a pizza cutter and serve warm
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
19 thoughts on “Thai Basil Pesto Flatbread”
Ok how weirdly coincidental is this. Yesterday I update an old blog post from a trip. On that trip at a restaurant we had a flatbread similar to this and I was just thinking how it’d be cool to recreate it! Thanks!!!
That’s crazy! It’s meant to be 🙂
I can see myself enjoying this simple yet tasty and healthy dish. I love pesto and fresh basil is another favorite.
Sounds like it would be a great one for you to try out then. I hope you enjoy!
First, I love anything with pesto. It’s one of my faves. Second, my kids will absolutely love this, too!
It’s always a winner when the kids will eat it!
YUMMMM!!! This looks incredibly delicious!!! I am doing it tonight!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH…
Awesome, I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for including nutritional information. Pesto is my favorite so i have to try this recipe!
Thai Basil Pesto Flatbread i never tired. thanks for the recipe gonna make it tonight.
This is looks like a yummy and easy recipe! I never thought to make a pizza on lavash
There’s already an overwhelming number of blogs about recipes but I find yours one of the best. I’d love a Basil pesto flatbread in the house
My family really enjoyed this one and gave your recipe 5 stars 🙂
So simple and delicious! I love pesto and this sounds absolutely amazing.
Pesto is my most favorite flatbread flavor and yours look so good. I am so trying this one out!
I love bread and I love pesto. This is a winner
Oh my goodness, this recipe looks soooo super tasty! Definitely going to be giving it a try myself this Thanksgiving long weekend.
It might be simple but it looks so yummy. Would love to try Thai food because we don’t eat it a lot.
I definitely love the Thai Basil combination, but never thought about a pesto or making it a flatbread. Def a fusion happening here!