Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Use the summer's abundance of zucchini and corn in these delicious flatbreads!

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Use the summer's abundance of zucchini and corn in these delicious flatbreads!
Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads

Use the summer’s abundance of zucchini and corn in these Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads!

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Use the summer's abundance of zucchini and corn in these delicious flatbreads!

We’ve been tending our friend’s garden this week. While they are soaking up some sun on the beach and splashing in the surf, we’ve been spying the tomatoes growing on their vine, ripening to redness, marveling at the serrano chiles budding in the heat, and breathing in the peppermint nestled next to the English thyme. I say we, but really, it’s my daughter whose job it is to water the garden; my son and I go to keep her company.

Every summer, I regret another season that I did not plant a legitimate garden. And now that we are in the new house, with the landscaping project 99.999% complete, I wish that I had set aside a dedicated space to grow some food. But perhaps next season, my son will hold me accountable. After tasting one of the ripe tomatoes, he is urging us to plant some tomatoes. And now that he seems to have inherited my mother’s green thumb, spending the weekend happily pruning our flowers and deadheading the roses, I may have my gardener.

Next year. For sure. And I mean it this time.

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Swirls of zucchini make the perfect topping for this summer flatbread.

We will have to plant zucchini. This is the time of year that I mysteriously can’t get enough of it. The odd thing is, I don’t consider zucchini one of my “favorites,” yet here I go again, putting it in everything. There was the Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread last week. This morning, I revisited my Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chunk Muffins. And for lunch, last week, I binged on these Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads.

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Use the summer's sweetest corn and zucchini in these delicious flatbreads!

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Summer on a flatbread.

I may not have a bumper crop of zucchini, but I’m cooking like I have one.

Swirls of zucchini have been going in everything. I don’t have a spirilizer, but I do have the julienne peeler I used to make Spicy Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles several years ago. It comes in handy every zucchini season. Nestled on a bed of pesto, sharp shavings of parmesan cheese and sweet kernels of corn, this flatbread is my idea of the perfect meal on a hot summer day.

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Each slice is topped with summer!

I love zucchini. There, I said it. I have come to a realization: zucchini is a favorite of mine, that dark horse each summer that inspires me to put it in everything I can possibly think of. Is it one of yours?

Eat Seasonal

August #EatSeasonal

I’m not the only one who loves zucchini! It was one of the favorites in this month’s delicious Eat Seasonal roundup that is orchestrated by Becky of Vintage Mixer. Join us and our friends as we share dishes that embrace eating seasonal! Check out the seasonal food guide and these recipes for more #EatSeasonal inspiration.

August_Seasonal_Recipes

Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes by Bless This Mess

Raspberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt Pie by Cookin’ Canuck

Savory Summer Squash Custard by Vintage Mixer

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Noodles with Turkey Sausage Bolognese by Flavor the Moments

Potato and Egg Breakfast Boats by From Gate to Plate

Raspberry and Brown Sugar Bourbon Fizz by Floating Kitchen

Zucchini and Green Bean Sauté by The Lemon Bowl

Triple Berry Scones by Simple Bites

Heirloom Tomato, Zucchini, Caramelized Onion and Feta Galette by FoodieCrush

Blackberry Buckle by Mountain Mama Cooks

Grilled Summer Squash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Ghee by Project Domestication

Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads

Makes 2 flatbreads. | Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes

Swirls of zucchini and sweet kernels of corn make the perfect topping for this summer flatbread. Zucchini, Corn and Pesto Flatbreads are a great way to enjoy summer by the slice!

Ingredients

2 naan flatbreads (see notes below)

1/4 cup pesto (storebought or homemade)

1/3 cup crumbled or shredded cheese (a sharp parmesan or feta works well)

1-2 medium zucchinis, shredded with a julienne peeler, spiralizer, mandoline or grater

1 ear corn, kernels removed from the cob

1 tablespoon olive oil

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

parmesan cheese for serving

2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh basil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the naan/flatbread on the baking sheet and lightly spray or brush with water. Set aside.

Spread the pesto over the naan/flatbread, and top with most of the cheese. In a large bowl, toss together the zucchini, corn and olive oil, evenly coating the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange the vegetables on top of the flatbreads. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Place the naan pizzas into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the zucchini and corn are cooked but still have texture, the cheese is oozy, and the naan is toasted. Remove from oven, sprinkle with parmesan and basil, and enjoy immediately.

Notes

I love using Stonefire Naan for the flatbreads. In this recipe, I used the Whole Grain Naan.

Comments

    • Liren Baker

      Good memory, Brenda! Yes, that’s me. I seriously need to plant rhubarb and zucchini next year. No excuses :)

  1. Eileen

    What a great way to eat as much fresh summer produce as possible! I might also give it a try with mozzarella for extra melty cheese goodness. :)

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  2. Liz+@+Floating+Kitchen

    I just moved in May and my yard is still a mess. So crossing my fingers for a garden for next year. I hope I can get motivated. But those “real” tomatoes sure are worth it! This flatbread is awesome, Liren!

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    • Liren Baker

      Let’s make sure that we get those gardens planted next year, ok Liz? Nothing tastes the same as homegrown!

  3. Brian+@+A+Thought+For+Food

    Their garden sounds a lot like ours! While we hope to do more in the future, right now we have cherry tomatoes, basil (and other herbs) and serrano peppers. It’s made for a fresh and flavorful summer.

    This flatbread recipe contains some of my favorite summertime ingredients, especially the corn and pesto. Two things I can’t get enough of. 

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  4. Becky

    Seriously, all of these zucchini recipes make me wish I had planted zucchini this year too.  It always takes over my tiny garden so I skipped it this year.  Darn!  Next year for both of us ;)

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