Kale, Grape & Blue Cheese Flatbread

Kale, Grape & Blue Cheese Flatbread - Serve as a light vegetarian dinner, or cut into pieces and serve as a party appetizer! | foxeslovelemons.com

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to throw a way a big bag of mushy, wilted grapes. I hate wasting food, so it always makes me sad.

But this is the “Lori Buys Grapes” timeline: 1.) Think “Yeah! Grapes! Grapes are healthy. I’m going to eat these with my lunch every day!” as I cruise by them at the store, 2. ) Buy the GIANT bag of grapes, because that’s the only size there is, and I feel like a cheap bastard taking half the grapes out the bag and sneaking them into another bag, just so that I can buy a smaller bag, 3.) Eat grapes every day (for two days), then get tired of them, 4.) Try to push grapes on Jeff every day for a week, only succeed half the time, 5.) Throw shriveled halfway-to-raisin-status grapes in the trash, feel like a grape failure again.

Kale, Grape & Blue Cheese Flatbread - Serve as a light vegetarian dinner, or cut into pieces and serve as a party appetizer! | foxeslovelemons.com

I know, it’s a lot of drama over a bag of grapes around here. The good news is that in the last year or so, I’ve been SUPER into adding grapes to savory food, which makes it a lot easier to get through a bag of them. I’ve roasted them with sausage and added them to salads. Here, I’ve paired them with homemade kale pesto, hazelnuts and Salemville® Smokehaus Blue® cheese, all on top of a soft and chewy whole grain naan bread. This Kale, Grape & Blue Cheese Flatbread can be served as a light vegetarian meal, or it can be cut into small pieces and served as a party appetizer.

Kale, Grape & Blue Cheese Flatbread - Serve as a light vegetarian dinner, or cut into pieces and serve as a party appetizer! | foxeslovelemons.com

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Kale, Grape & Blue Cheese Flatbread

Ingredients:

For the Kale Pesto:



  • 1 bunch of kale (stems removed), roughly chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

  • Pinch of salt

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional if needed


For the Flatbreads:



  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) whole grain naan breads

  • 1/2 cup red grapes, halved

  • 1/3 cup crumbled Salemville Smokehaus Blue Cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts


Directions:


  1. Make the Kale Pesto: In food processor, pulse kale, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and salt until kale is very finely chopped. Add oil and process until smooth. Consistency of pesto should be very thick, but spreadable. If pesto is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of oil at a time and process until smooth. Pesto can be used immediately or covered and refrigerated up to 3 days.

  2. Make the Flatbreads: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place naan breads on rimmed baking pan; spread with kale pesto (you may have some pesto left over). Top with grapes, cheese and hazelnuts. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until bread is slightly crisp and toppings are warmed through. Cut each flatbread into 4 pieces; serve immediately.


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Disclaimer: This post is part of a relationship I have with Saputo Specialty Cheese for recipe development. Posts like this help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.