In a wonderful attempt to start cleaning out our garden, my husband had harvested a ton of kale. I made several dishes including this massaged kale salad and a big batch of sautéed kale for bowls. But when I woke up on Monday, I thought I would attempt to use up some of the cooked kale in a flatbread recipe. It turned out so good – we used the flatbreads as pizza crusts and as a side bread for soups, pastas and salads. I’ve since made 3 batches of these and they hold up nicely in the fridge all week or can easily be frozen. Let’s get started!
2 cups of greens (you can use cooked or raw)
2 cups of ap flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 – 2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt
2 tbl avocado oil
1/2 cup of water
Oil for cooking
Into a food processor, add your greens through water. Process until a sticky dough forms. In the meantime, heat up a cast iron pan with a drizzle of your favorite oil. Turn your dough out onto a floured rolling surface. Coat the dough ball with flour (it will be sticky) and roll out until about 1/3 inch thick or slightly thicker depending on your taste. Divide into 4 sections. Roll until you achieve a flatbread looking oval. Add to your hot pan, working with one flatbread at a time, allow to cook until golden on one side. Then flip. Cooking took me about 3 minutes or so on each side. Remove and allow to cool.
You can use these as a pizza crust by topping with sauce and cheese and baking at a 450 degree oven until the cheese is melted.
We also used on sandwiches, as a bread side for bowls, salads and soups. Also incredible topped with hummus for a snack.
Can’t wait to hear what you think! This recipe can be adapted to most greens or a combination of what you have on hand. Spinach, chard, dandelion etc. would all be fantastic.
— Knead to Cook