I’ve long used Pinterest as my muse for everything, including homemade meal creations, and have invested an embarrassing amount of time into organizing and maintaining my inspiration boards.
As of late, I’ve found many great posts that make inexpensive, delicious eating realistic, and thus I have been focusing more on keeping the cost of each of my meals to a minimum. So when I found a slab of fresh multigrain flatbread on sale for $1.50 at the grocery store this week, I was excited to make it the base of a fantastic, affordable meal.
Topped with sweet orange pepper, sautéed spinach, caramelized onion, fresh garlic and chopped avocado, this simple yet flavourful dish was not only easy on the budget, but extremely healthy as well. Go easy on the salt while sautéing and split the slab between two meals (or between you and your better half!) to maximize your dollars spent and maintain an appropriate portion.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I did and can encourage you to switch it up to meet your preferences!
1 piece/slab of flatbread
1 sliced sweet orange pepper
1 bunch of spinach
1 chopped yellow cooking onion
1 ripe avocado
3 minced cloves of fresh garlic
corse sea salt
1. Flatbread instructions may vary by brand, but start by preheating your oven to the recommended temperature, and turn on one element to medium-high.
2. Drizzle olive oil into a wok or non-stick pan and add chopped onion, cooking it down until transparent and caramelized. Then add pepper and garlic and a bit of oil and sauté for approximately 5 minutes, and the spinach at the end for only about 1 minute.
3. Drizzle olive oil onto the flatbread and spread the sautéed vegetables onto it evenly. Sprinkle with oregano and put directly on middle oven rack. Bake for 10-12 minutes (but watch it depending on how crispy you like it!)
4. Remove your flatbread from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes. Drop chopped avocado pieces evenly on top, sprinkle a touch of sea salt and – Manjaré!
© Shelby Morell 2016