This easy Caprese Flatbread with fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze is an easy lunch or dinner that makes a healthy alternative to pizza. Jump to Recipe
Caprese flatbread is the ultimate healthy lunch or dinner for when you have a pizza craving. It’s got healthy ingredients like fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes nestled on top of a low carb flatbread for a guilt-free meal!
The key components to a Caprese dish are fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. This Caprese flatbread incorporates all of these as well as a little bit of marinara, seasonings, and balsamic glaze for extra umami and flavor.
You can use your favorite low carb flatbread to manage the calorie count. Fresh mozzarella is a nice healthy alternative to low moisture mozzarella as its lower in calories and higher in water content. Cherry tomatoes are bright and healthy as well.
When you bake this Caprese flatbread in the oven, the fresh mozzarella gets beautifully melty. Meanwhile, the cherry tomatoes burst and release their flavorful juices.
It is amazing!
The best part about this dish is how easy it is to assemble and how quickly it comes together. There’s minimal prep involved. All you need to do is slice up your cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Then, just assemble with the remaining ingredients and bake. It’s that simple. Your total time from counter to table is less than 15 minutes!
Make this Caprese flatbread when you want a healthy meal, fast! You won’t be disappointed.
Key Ingredients for Caprese Flatbread
Making Caprese flatbread is easy! Here are some of the star ingredients you’ll need:<[p>
- Low Carb Flatbread: I like to use Flatout, but any low carb flatbread will work beautifully!
- Marinara Sauce: You can make your own or use your favorite store-bought jar. You’ll only need a few tablespoons for a single flatbread.
- Fresh Mozzarella: I love fresh mozzarella. It’s light and fluffy. It also melts beautifully and tastes great!
- Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes are juicy and have a little bit of sweetness. They’re perfect for this flatbread.
- Seasonings: I like to use Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
- Basil: This delicate herb adds some nice freshness as a garnish.
- Balsamic Glaze: It adds a bit of umami to the final dish!
Note: For a full list of ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make this dish, scroll to the bottom!
Side Dish Ideas
Caprese flatbread can be paired with a wide variety of veggie-based sides. Serve it with salad. Try a healthy kale Caesar or classic wedge salad for some added brightness.
You could also serve this dish with roasted veggies for a heartier meal. I like to serve it with crispy baked broccoli or roasted cauliflower.
Recipe Tips And Ideas Flatbread
For the perfect Caprese flatbread, follow these tips!
- Warm up your flatbread before adding your toppings. This helps you get a slightly crispier crust!
- I like to sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic powder on top of the ingredients for added flavor. It really helps take this dish to the next level.
- If you have leftover pesto, you could substitute it for the marinara for a different take on this recipe.
- If you like heat, try adding some red pepper flakes!
- Top with basil right after the flatbread comes out of the oven. The residual heat helps to activate the natural oils in the basil to release its beautiful aroma, without burning this delicate herb.
Frequently Asked Questions About Caprese Flatbread
Here are some responses to the most common questions I get on this recipe!
Is flatbread high in carbs?
There are variations in the amount of carbs in flatbreads depending on the ingredients used. For a lower carb version of this dish, opt for flatbreads made with whole grains or low carb flours like almond flour. You can also look for flatbreads that are high in nutritional ingredients like seeds.
You can make your own flatbread for complete control over the calorie intake, but I find that my local grocery store has exactly what I need. It saves me time as well. I like to use Flatout flatbread for this recipe.
What makes something Caprese?
Caprese salad originated in Italy. It’s a simple salad made of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. This flatbread is a heartier take on this salad, incorporating all those ingredients and a few extra to give you a well-rounded meal.
Is fresh mozzarella good for you?
Fresh mozzarella is one of the healthiest cheeses available! It’s lower in calories and higher in water content, which makes it a great choice for a healthy meal.
What is the difference between fresh and low moisture mozzarella?
Fresh mozzarella is much higher in water content than low moisture mozzarella, as you could infer from their names. Low moisture mozzarella generally comes in block form. It’s firmer, denser, and contains more sodium than fresh mozzarella.
How long does flatbread keep in the fridge?
Although it’s unlikely you’ll have leftovers, you can store flatbread in the fridge for up to 3 days! You can wrap it tightly in foil or store your slices in an airtight container.
What is the best way to reheat Caprese flatbread?
You can reheat flatbread in the oven. Simply preheat the oven to 350°F. Place it on a baking sheet and reheat for about 10 minutes or until warmed through. Enjoy!
Can I freeze flatbread?
You can freeze flatbread! I’d recommend freezing it unbaked without the basil or balsamic glaze. Cover it with foil and place it into a plastic food bag. Freeze for up to a month. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply place it in the oven directly from frozen. Extend the baking time by 10 minutes. Garnish with basil and balsamic glaze after it comes out of the oven.
You could also freeze flatbread that has already been baked. Freeze for up to a month and follow the aforementioned instructions.
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- 1 U low carb wrap (like a Flatout Light wrap or similar)
- 3 tbsp marinara sauce
- 2 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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