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Use nan or other flatbread to make this quick pizza for lunch or dinner. (Yunnhee Kim)

A few minutes of assembly yields this tasty candidate for a quick lunch or dinner. The original recipe counts one 9-inch flatbread pizza as 2 servings, but we're thinking that those portions would be good for children. A teenager or hungry adult would most likely eat 1 flatbread pizza, or close to it.

Recipe author Pam Anderson uses nan, an Indian flatbread, as the base for this pizza, topped with pesto and Canadian bacon. But we found that using a whole-grain, non-Indian kind of flatbread called Flatout greatly reduced the calories and sodium. Both kinds of flatbread are available at Giant stores.
Serve with a green salad.

You'll find a brief shopping list below; to view the full recipe, just click on the recipe title.

Flatbread Pizzas With Canadian Bacon, Asparagus and Fontina Cheese
3 or 4 servings

Adapted from "The Athlete's Palate Cookbook," by Yishane Lee and the editors of Runner's World (Rodale, 2010).

8 to 10 asparagus spears

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 ounces fontina cheese

3 ounces Canadian bacon

1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1/4 cup homemade or store-bought pesto

Three 9-inch flatbreads, such as Flatout Healthy Grain Honey Wheat flatbread (may substitute Fabulous Flats nan; see headnote)


-- Bonnie Benwick

By The Food Section  |  May 18, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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The Afghan bread you can find in supermarkets in the area makes a terrific pizza. It's about a foot wide and two feet long. I buy mine at Magruder's and have seen it at most of the Asian markets (Grand Mart, H-Mart, etc.)

Spread some olive oil by hand on the back (the pillowy side), top as you like, and put in the oven. I put it in an oven at about 350 degrees to melt the cheese and warm the ingredients, then turn broil for a minute or two to brown the cheese.


Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | May 18, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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