Caesar Salad Flatbread

This light and fresh Caesar salad flatbread makes the perfect easy lunch or light dinner. Cooks in just 10 minutes!

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If you’re looking for flatbread lunch ideas, we’ve got the perfect one for you. This Caesar salad flatbread makes a great easy lunch at home but feels like a fun lunch out. Or, make it for dinner when you’re in the mood for something fresh and light!

Restaurant style recipes are one of our favorite categories to experiment in, and this is no exception. Because where other than a restaurant could you enjoy a lunch that tastes like cheesy garlic bread piled high with Caesar salad? Well, now you can have it at home, too!

You can enjoy this Caesar salad flatbread for a fun lunch, a light dinner, or even a unique appetizer. And if you wanna get really crazy, make it a chicken Caesar salad flatbread for a more filling dinner. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this salad inspired recipe is one of the best kinds of flatbread you’ll ever have. 

A Caesar salad flatbread.

Caesar Salad Flatbread Ingredients

This easy recipe takes the components of a classic caesar salad and combines it with mild pizza ingredients – olive oil, garlic, and mozzarella – for an irresistibly flavorful flatbread! Here’s what you’ll need to make our caesar salad flatbread recipe:

  • Artisan flatbread
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Caesar croutons
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Caesar salad dressing

For easy flatbread lunches or dinners, we love using store bought flatbread like Stonefire’s rectangular artisan flatbread. You can usually find these in the bread aisle of your grocery store, or sometimes near the produce and prepared foods.

Note that you’ll need a cooking-grade olive oil, not extra virgin olive oil, for this flatbread. Since it bakes at a higher temperature, it’s best to use a low grade olive oil that can withstand higher temperatures. The flavor of extra virgin olive oil can be compromised if it’s heated too much.

We recommend buying a block of parmesan cheese for this recipe, since you’ll use it in two forms. Finely grated parmesan will go into the cheese blend; then, large shreds of parmesan will go on top of the flatbread before serving. Having both textures really makes this flatbread feel extra fancy!

Finally, use your favorite store bought caesar salad dressing for this pizza. We love the creaminess of Marie’s – it’s the perfect texture for drizzling.

Caesar salad flatbread pizza.

How To Make A Caesar Salad Flatbread

Making a caesar salad flatbread is just like making any other pizza: prepare your toppings, assemble, and bake. Except in this case, some of your toppings will go on the flatbread after it bakes.

Here’s how to make the best caesar salad flatbread:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Next, place the flatbread on the baking sheet and top it with an even layer of olive oil, covering most of the flatbread (leave about a quarter inch around the edges bare). Then, top evenly with minced garlic.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle evenly over the flatbread.
  4. Then, top the flatbread with the crushed caesar croutons.
  5. Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Finally, top the pizza with chopped lettuce, caesar dressing, and shredded parmesan cheese before slicing and serving.

Adding crushed croutons to the pizza before baking creates a layer of toasted breadcrumbs for a nice savory crunch. In contrast, adding the cold toppings – lettuce, dressing, and extra parmesan – after baking provides the freshness of a true caesar salad.

Don’t be afraid to go heavy on the caesar dressing and shredded parmesan at the end. The lettuce will soak up all that dressing so the flatbread won’t get soggy – and it’ll add so much flavor to the final dish!

Chicken Caesar Salad Flatbread Variation

If you’d like to make this caesar salad flatbread more filling, you can easily add grilled chicken to it! Try using something like our zesty lemon marinated chicken or a plain, store bought grilled chicken breast, sliced into thin strips.

We recommend adding the chicken on top of the flatbread with the crushed croutons, before baking. This will warm the chicken while helping it stick to the cheese so it doesn’t fall off while you’re trying to eat. Then, bake as usual and top with the same finishing ingredients.

Caesar salad on a flatbread.

Serving Suggestions

One caesar salad flatbread is a great size lunch or dinner for one, or a lighter dinner for two that you can make in under 30 minutes. Pair it with an appetizer like chicken wings or follow it up with a dessert for a more filling meal for two. Or, add chicken for a higher protein caesar salad flatbread that will keep you full longer.

This healthy and fresh flatbread is perfect for spring and summer. Enjoy it outside on the patio with a glass of bubbly water and you’ll be so glad you found this recipe!

Try our easy caesar salad flatbread recipe and let us know what you think by rating, commenting, and sharing below.

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Caesar Salad Flatbread

This light and fresh Caesar salad flatbread makes the perfect easy lunch or light dinner. Cooks in just 10 minutes!
Servings 1 flatbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Stonefire Artisan flatbread rectangular
  • 1 tablespoon cooking olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 10 Caesar croutons crushed
  • 3 leaves romaine lettuce chopped
  • Caesar salad dressing
  • Freshly shredded parmesan for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the flatbread on the baking sheet and top it with an even layer of olive oil, covering most of the flatbread (leave about a quarter inch around the edges bare). Then, top evenly with minced garlic.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle evenly over the flatbread. Then, top the flatbread with the crushed caesar croutons.
  • Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Finally, top the pizza with chopped lettuce, caesar dressing, and shredded parmesan cheese before slicing and serving.

Notes

Ingredients:
  • Note that you’ll need a cooking-grade olive oil, not extra virgin olive oil, for this flatbread. Since it bakes at a higher temperature, it’s best to use a low grade olive oil that can withstand higher temperatures. The flavor of extra virgin olive oil can be compromised if it’s heated too much.
  • We recommend buying a block of parmesan cheese for this recipe, since you’ll use it in two forms. Having both textures really makes this flatbread feel extra fancy!
  • To crush the Caesar croutons, you can place them in a ziploc bag, wrap the bag in a rag, and then use the flat side of a meat tenderizer to gently pound them into smaller pieces.
  • Use your favorite store bought caesar salad dressing. We love the creaminess of Marie’s – it’s the perfect texture for drizzling.
 
Adding chicken: If you’d like to make this caesar salad flatbread more filling, you can easily add grilled chicken to it! Try using something like our zesty lemon marinated chicken or a plain, store bought grilled chicken breast, sliced into thin strips. Add the chicken on top of the flatbread with the crushed croutons in Step 3, before baking.
Serving suggestions: One caesar salad flatbread is a great size lunch or dinner for one, or a lighter dinner for two. Pair it with an appetizer like chicken wings or follow it up with a dessert for a more filling meal for two. Or, add chicken for a higher protein caesar salad flatbread that will keep you full longer!
Leftovers: Dressed Caesar salad on top of flatbread doesn’t keep the best as leftovers, so we recommend only making as much as you’re going to eat in one sitting. If you do want to try storing leftovers, place the flatbread in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 1 day – just note that it may be slightly soggy and wilted.
 
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Author: Nicole & Alex
Calories: 876kcal
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Caesar salad, flatbread, lighter dishes, lunch, mozzarella, parmesan, romaine lettuce

Nutrition

Calories: 876kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1800mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7931IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 604mg | Iron: 3mg

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