Grilled Goat Cheese Flatbread
This Grilled Goat Cheese Flatbread is topped with crumbled goat cheese, caramelized onions, and roasted red grapes (yes, grapes!). It’s the perfect summer appetizer or dinner!
It’s no secret that we love pizza here in the Spiced household. It’s usually our go-to weekend treat! (We try to be good and eat healthier foods during the week.) It’s also no secret that I love to grill. As soon as the weather is
nice above freezing, you can probably find me outside by the grill. So whenever I have the opportunity to combine my love of pizza with my love for the grill…well, let’s just say it’s a good night! I recently had the opportunity to try out a piece of grillware from Gourmet Grillware. Once I saw the beautiful grill pan, I knew a grilled pizza of some sort was in order. Instead of going with the traditional toppings, I mixed things up a bit and created this delicious Grilled Goat Cheese Flatbread. Serve these flatbread bites with a glass of red wine for a delicious light dinner on the back porch on a warm summer’s evening!
I used Gourmet Grillware’s Square Griller to make this Grilled Goat Cheese Flatbread, and it worked great! All of the pieces in Gourmet Grillware’s collection are designed to grill and serve in the same piece. How cool is that!? If grilling isn’t your thing (or if it’s winter and your grill is covered by snow), then the grillware can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. It’s even refrigerator and freezer safe, so you can serve chilled foods in it. The grillware isn’t dishwasher-safe, but I’ve found it easy to clean as long as you coat the pan with a little bit of oil before using. Since it’s safe up to 1000°F, the grillware is perfect for making pizza. (Generally, the hotter the better when it comes to cooking pizza.) I preheated the square griller on high heat on the grill for about 10 minutes, and then I added the dough to the hot pan. It cooked up perfectly!
I’m not sure I’ve mentioned this here before, but my wife is a metallurgist. Seriously, she works with metals all day. Really cool stuff. When I heard about this grillware, I immediately started thinking of all of the things I could grill with it. When my wife heard about the grillware, she immediately started wondering what it was made of. Seriously? Welcome to life with an engineer. Truthfully, though, I’m pretty darned impressed by the work she does!
Speaking of my wife, I have to give her credit for this recipe. I had originally intended to go with some sort of basil pesto pizza, and she had the idea to use goat cheese and red grapes. I’m not gonna lie…I was all about the goat cheese, but I was a bit skeptical about the grapes. Grapes mixed with caramelized onions? Hmmm. Well, I’m happy to announce that I was wrong. Like 110% wrong. The grapes worked amazingly well on these flatbreads! And because the grillpan is solid, I didn’t have any trouble with grapes or onions (or dough) slipping through the grates on the grill. These Grilled Goat Cheese Flatbreads will definitely be making another appearance in the Spiced house…and soon!
Grilled Goat Cheese Flatbread
- 1 medium red onion sliced
- 3 Tbsp olive oil divided
- 16 oz. pizza dough homemade or store-bought
- 1 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
- 6 ounces goat cheese crumbled
- ¾ cup red grapes halved
- kosher salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Using a medium fry pan, add the onions and 1 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil. Stir until onions are well coated. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until onions are soft and caramelized. (Tip: If you hear the onions sizzling, then turn down the heat!) Set onions aside once caramelized.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a small circle or rectangle. (Note: cover the dough with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel to prevent it from drying out.)
- Place grill pan on grill. Preheat grill on high heat for 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium high. Brush the grill pan with the canola/vegetable oil. Carefully place the pieces of dough into the hot grill pan. Close lid and let dough cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Remove dough from grill. (Note: Since there are no toppings to weigh the dough down, it may puff up after this first grilling. Just gently press the air out of the dough.)
- Sprinkle the goat cheese, caramelized onions and grapes evenly across the tops of the flatbreads. Drizzle flatbreads with remaining olive oil and place back onto grill pan. Close grill lid and cook for 4-5 more minutes.
- Carefully transfer flatbreads to a large platter and top with a sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper; serve warm.
Disclosure: Gourmet Grillware supplied me with a piece of grillware to review at no cost. However, the opinions and recipe are entirely my own.
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I love all of them, but the pizza pan, rectangular griddle, and the grill pan above are my favorites.
I agree, Nornee! Anything I can use on the grill is pretty high up there on my list! 🙂
Grapes on pizza??? David your wife is a genius! Someone once told me to try chicken salad with grapes – of course, I scoffed at first, but then when I got around to tasting a spoonful – I swooned! So while I haven’t tried grapes on pizza – I can surely imagine how good this must be!
Thanks for hosting this giveaway too – any chance a pizza with grapes could be included in the winnings? 🙂
I know! Go figure that grapes on a pizza would taste so good. I was addicted to these Flatbreads! I haven’t tried chicken salad with grapes, yet, but I’ll have to give it a shot next time I make up a batch of chicken salad! Thanks for the idea! 🙂
Ok… I was a little leery of the red grapes… but since the suggestion came from a fellow engineer I’m in 🙂 I love the warming tray and am intrigued how I would use the pitcher.
Haha! Yes, you have to trust it because she’s a fellow engineer! Seriously, though, the roasted grapes worked SO well with the goat cheese. 🙂
The chili pot would make my day.
You and me both, Sam! Good luck! 🙂
Roasted grapes are the bomb!! Such a great sounding pizza… once in awhile our wives are right, aren’t they? It stinks to admit it, I know! Hahaha. And dude, I had no idea your wife was so cool! A metallurgist?! Awesome! This grill pan sounds legit!
Chris!! Shush! We can’t let our wives know that they are sometimes right. (We can admit it among ourselves, but we can’t ever let them know!!) Hope the move is going well, buddy! 🙂
You said all the right words my friend: grilled + goat cheese + grapes + flatbread. This recipe is killah!
And what about your missus? A metallurgist? That’s so cool, but like really cool!
Thanks, Mike! Roasted grapes…who woulda thunk it? And I wish I had some cool job title like metallurgist! Instead, I just get to claim “husband of metallurgist” which is still pretty darn cool. 🙂
I’ve been dying to make pizzas on the grill. I’m overthinking the logistics of getting everything out to the grill. Cool pan! Safe up to 1000 degrees?! Holy heck what kind of metal is that made of? Haha
Haha! You’ll have to consult my wife on the specific properties of the metal. All I can tell you is that the pizza was flippin’ delicious! (And yes, flippin’ delicious is a scientific term…)
I love pairing grapes with savoury foods! The best! These look perfectly summery and totally impressive. I need to start grilling some bread immediately! I have with bruschetta, but never like this. Yummm!
I had no idea the grapes would work so well, Allison! Now I’m inspired to get out there and make some grilled bruschetta. Bruschetta is one of my all-time favorite summer appetizers, but I don’t think I’ve ever grilled the bread for it. I need to fix this ASAP!
What awesome grilling equipment! I love everything in the grilling series, but that “Faith Hope & Love” serving ware is just STUNNING!
You know what’s funny…I totally thought of you when I clicked over and saw that collection! Thanks, Chef Becca…hope you’re having a great day! 🙂
Oh, I love roasted grapes! This looks wonderful! I’ll have to check out that grillware. I have decided I need to grill more this season … a lot more 🙂
You can never have enough grillware, Nicole…ever! Hope you are doing well! 🙂
Love love love these flatbread treats! I’m a huge fan of goat cheese so my mouth is watering. 😉
Thank you so much, Tina! I never would’ve thought adding roasted grapes, but woah! Nomnom!