Simple Margherita Flatbread Pizza with Balsamic Reduction

Nothing breaks up a dull drum week than getting together with friends to catch up and have a few laughs. Recently my friend Nicole hosted a night just like that, and wowed with this delicious, but super simple Margherita flatbread pizza, which I’m recreating for you here.

Simple Margherita Flatbread Pizza with Balsamic Reduction - yoursassyself.comThis beauty proves that hosting friends, family, or even a quite date night at home doesn’t have to be a daunting task.  All you have to do is let go of the notion that because you’re hosting, you have to go all out, creating elaborate meals from scratch.  Enter this crowd pleaser.

Simple Margherita Flatbread Pizza - yoursassyself.comInstead of making the pizza dough or flatbread from scratch, my friend decided to use naan bread for base. Genius!  Here’s what else you’ll need.

Ingredients for Margherita Flatbread Pizza - yoursassyself.comIngredients:

naan bread
4 slices of mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp of honey or sugar
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 a container of grape tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
4-6 fresh basil leaves

Directions:

The star of this show is the balsamic reduction, so I suggest you start with that.  It’s quite simple to make.  All you need is to add about a 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar into a sauce pan, with 2 tbsp of honey or sugar.  Stir over medium high heat until the honey/sugar dissolves, allow it to come to a boil, then lower and allow it to simmer until it’s reduced by half and you’re set.

Making Balsamic Reduction - yoursassyself.comHere’s a quick video to show just how easy.

While you wait for your reduction, cut up your tomatoes.  I love using 1/2 a container of cherry or grape tomatoes on mine, and cutting them in half or fourths, but you can totally use a regular tomato and just cut it into thin slices.

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Cutting Grape Tomatoes - yoursassyself.comOnce sliced, place on a baking sheet, coat with 2 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste,

Adding Olive Oil to Grape Tomatoes - yoursassyself.comand bake at 350 degrees until soft and roasted.

Roasted Tomatoes - yoursassyself.comWhile they’re baking, if you’re like me, you can toast your flatbread either in the oven or on a griddle for an extra crispy base.  If you don’t like a crispy base, then feel free to skip this step and instead use this time to julienne/finely chop the basil leaves.

Julienned Basil - yoursassyself.comOnce the tomatoes and naan are done to your liking, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the naan in the center.  Now you’re ready to start building your flatbread. Cover the top of the naan with mozzarella cheese, top with your roasted tomatoes, and place back into the 350 degrees oven until the cheese melts.

Building Margherita Flatbread Pizza - yoursassyself.comOnce melted, remove from the heat, top with your julienne basil, and drizzle with the balsamic reduction.

Topping Margherita Flatbread Pizza with Basil - yoursassyself.comAnd just like that you’re ready to entertain with this yummilicious meal.

Slice of Margherita Flatbread Pizza with Balsamic Reduction - yoursassyself.comFeel free to top with any other of your favorite veggies to make it even heartier.  I know I also love adding cremini mushrooms, so feel free to adjust as needed, but hold on to the naan, basil, and balsamic reduction for the win.

Who knew a vegetarian, red meat free, dish could be this easy to make and so delicious? For other similar vegetarian, red meat free, seafood dishes click here and enjoy!

What’s your favorite, quick hosting meal, that wows?

 

 

Rocio Chavez
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Rocio Chavez

Digital Content Creator & Multimedia Designer at Your Sassy Self
I'm a Mexican-American, Sassy, Bilingual, Professional Woman with a passion for life long learning, sharing, and living my best life. I'm the founder and digital content creator for Your Sassy Self and work full time as a Multimedia Designer. Let's connect and see how we can change the world...or at least change our perspective of it. ;)
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8 thoughts on “Simple Margherita Flatbread Pizza with Balsamic Reduction

  1. This looks so good!! I love using balsamic vinegar, especially the good stuff. Have you ever tried Lucero? It’s a little pricey, but amazing. I love that you roasted grape tomatoes…more of a pop of flavor than slices of regular tomatoes

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