Fresh summer herbs used in their best form: in a fresh herb butter, with cheese and baked to perfection for this flatbread recipe!
I absolutely love using fresh herbs in recipes in the summertime. I grow them every year, and all summer long cannot get enough of them. I add them to almost everything. Do you like fresh herbs? Do you grow them?
One of my favorite things to make when the herbs get a little out of control and I have to use them asap, is to make herb butter with them. I shared how to make herb butter a while back, it’s a great way to extend the life of herbs and have something ready to go for other recipes – for example, using it on a flatbread!! All summer long I’ll have some ready to go in the fridge.
Flatbreads are an amazing free form pizza with a thinner crust, and are absolutely great for an appetizer recipe for entertaining. For this flatbread recipe I was testing, I wanted to see if herb butter would be good instead of sauce. Holy smokes, was it ever!!!
Using the fresh herb butter makes the crust extra crispy and gives the flatbread a wonderful texture, not to mention flavor! It’s like buttered bread, with additional fresh toppings of tomato and cheese. I also love using fresh tomatoes in the summer.
If you’re short on time, you could always use store bought pizza dough. I make dough and let it rise between feeding my baby son now. I used to not have the patience for dough recipes, but now I’m so busy I almost forget I have to wait.
This fresh herb butter and cheese flatbread recipe is definitely one to try this summer!