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Flatbread Toppings: 15 Flatbread Additions for Vegans and Omnivores Alike

Flatbread Toppings: 15 Flatbread Additions for Vegans and Omnivores Alike

Flour, water, and salt:

Ever wonder how such simple ingredients can make something so delicious?

Versatile flatbread can be baked in an oven, grilled over coals, or fried in hot oil, and it’s so good; however, you make it!

It’s a great base, and today I’m going to show you 15 toppings for flatbread for your vegan friends or anyone you have over.

I’ll give you the vegan flatbread toppings, and a vegan cheese recipe so you can jazz up your veggie toppings.

I’ll also give you vegan/non-vegan versions of the same recipe so you can switch it up however you like.

I’ll finish with some choices for what to put on flatbread for the meat-eater crowd.

Whether you’re looking for grilled flatbread toppings or flatbread pizza toppings, I have a variety of delicious choices sure to make your mouth water and please your guests!

I’ll show you how to take simple ingredients to new heights.

So let’s get to it!

What to Put on Flatbread: 15 Mouthwatering Ideas for You to Try!

Before we begin, here’s a recipe for vegan cheese that you can use as a base for any vegan flatbread toppings.

1. Vegan Cheese

You can modify this recipe by cutting back on the water for a slightly thicker consistency that would be better for flatbread pizza toppings.

2. Rosemary, Olive Oil and Coarse Salt

Talk about simple things!

When you use quality ingredients, even the most humble elements can be made into something amazing.

Fresh cut rosemary, roughly chopped to release those aromatic oils, the best quality olive oil you can find, and pink Himalayan salt make this simple recipe a winner.

This simple preparation would make a great grilled flatbread topping, so bust out the grill!

Use a salt grinder, and if you have a little patio, give growing your own rosemary a try.

It’s a hearty plant that is easy to grow.

italian focaccia bread with olives and rosemary

3. Sun Dried Tomatoes and Herbs

Here’s another great vegan flatbread topping that’s full of flavor!

This particular recipe has a pesto base, so read on to the next recipe for the vegan pesto.

Whether you choose to make your pesto with real parmesan or with nutritional yeast for cheesiness, both will taste great!

4. Pesto

Pesto is one of my favorites, and it can be made with vegan ingredients instead of cheese. Vegan or vegetarian, it’s up to you.

Get your food processor or immersion blender and combine fresh basil with pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, extra virgin olive oil, and salt to make this fantastic vegan version.

Pesto is traditionally made with basil, but don’t stop there, especially if you like to experiment! Try arugula for a spicy kick, parsley for green goodness, or a mix of any of these.

You can also substitute walnuts, almonds, or cashews, and can give sunflower seeds a try too!

5. Vegan Potato Habanero

Savory, creamy, spicy, and also vegan! This vegan flatbread topping includes thinly sliced red potatoes and red onions, diced habaneros, vegan parmesan, garlic powder, and cilantro.

Flavorful and delicious!

You can use any chilis like jalapenos or serranos, or if you want something milder, just use bell peppers or a sprinkling of chili flakes to taste.

6. Rocket Flatbread

This sounds like something that would blast out of your oven, but rocket is another name for arugula. It’s spicy and so yummy, it might send your taste buds into outer space.

Try a vegan version made with vegan cheese, which you should be able to pick up at most grocery stores nowadays.


7. Zucchini Flatbread Two Ways

Here’s a vegan version that uses chickpea flour and grated zucchini to make a pan-fried version with the zucchini in the batter.

Here’s a vegetarian version, that isn’t vegan, but is still healthy and delicious enough for guests. If you’re looking for a delightful grilled flatbread topping, look no further!

8. Hummus and Red Pepper

Here’s another simple, delicious, vegan option. You can use the red peppers as a topping, or incorporate the peppers into the hummus.

It’s yummy and colorful either way!

Never made hummus?

Want a video for a step by step understanding?

How to Make Hummus That's Better Than Store-Bought - Easy Hummus Recipe - Updated

9. Garlic/Onion/Mushroom/Olive

For a vegan version, sprinkle nutritional yeast on the flatbread before adding your toppings, or use a vegan cheese recipe as a base.

Garlic is so good for you, and it’s milder if you bake it first. You can also easily spread it once it’s cooked.

If you’re using it raw, chop it finely!

White or yellow onions, red onions, green onions, shallots; the allium family gives you so many choices.

Mushroom varieties abound too!

Try out white button, brown cremini, portobello, shiitake, enoki, porcini, chanterelle, oyster, and morels.

Lastly, try different olive varieties. I like black and green olives, but my true love is kalamata olives. If you’ve never tried them, you’re in for a real treat!

different vegetables mushrooms herbs and spices

10. Kalamata Topper Olives

Did someone say kalamata olives?

I’m obsessed with their briny flavor, and I’d bet you will be too.

This recipe is heavy on the healthy veggies, incorporating eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, garlic, celery, red bell pepper, and those beautiful olives.

For a vegan version, substitute the asiago for a sprinkling of nutritional yeast.

olive caponata

11. Summer Peach and Balsamic Pizza 

If this doesn’t say summer, I don’t know what does.

If you or a neighbor has a peach tree, don’t waste a single one and make this excellent flatbread with peaches, mozzarella, and goat cheese.

I don’t think this is a good candidate for swapping out the cheese, so follow the recipe as is.

12. Fig, Caramelized Onion, and Balsamic Reduction

You might be surprised to learn that figs are not considered vegan because they are pollinated by wasps that climb into the fig’s flower where they meet their end. So sad, but so delicious.

I’m obsessed with every single ingredient in this recipe, red onion, figs, goat cheese, blue cheese, arugula, balsamic, honey, and herbs. I can’t imagine anything better than this.

Love this recipe? Me too!

13. Margherita Flatbread

A classic Italian favorite is great atop flatbread.

You can use Naan bread that you can buy at the grocery store for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner.

sliced pizza with mozzarella cheese tomatoes pepper spices

14. Sunny Side up Egg, Prosciutto, and Arugula

This is a fancier take on bacon and eggs, with some punchy arugula added to keep it exciting!

Make these as single-serving flatbread, so the egg fits nicely on each one.

couple of sunny side up fried eggs in large frying pan

15. Four Cheese

Here’s another good one for the grill! Cheddar, mozzarella, goat cheese, and parmesan make this a complex and fantastic mix of delicious cheesy flavors!

Top with basil fresh from your garden.

16. Meat and Cheese Lovers Flatbread

Don’t tell the vegans.

Salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, ham, mozzarella, romano, parmesan.

I’ve moved to a mostly vegetarian diet over the last few years, but I’ve never stopped loving these flavors.

salami rolls sausages hanging on string

Additional Pairing Ideas: Flatbread Toppings Recipes Reloaded

You might be preparing these as flatbread appetizer toppings, or flatbread pizza toppings served on their own.

In that case:

You’ll need some drinks to go with them!

To let the delicate flavors of the toppings for flatbread shine through, keep the drinks on the lighter side.

beer flights in sunlight on table

Lighter style lagers and IPAs are great beer choices. Beers would be a great choice with any of the grilled flatbread toppings.

Crisp white wines like sauvignon blanc, a dry riesling or chardonnay would be delicious, or maybe a crisp rose.

I’ve gotten into making refreshing non-alcoholic drinks lately, and my current favorite is a sour limeade made with bottled lime juice and club soda.

You could add sugar to taste, but I like mine sour.

This concoction would also be tasty mixed with iced tea. The club soda bubbles make it fun.

middle eastern meze platter with green falafel pita

There’s no shortage of suggestions for what to put on flatbread, and I have a little something for everyone!

I’ve suggested some yummy vegan flatbread toppings for the animal-loving and health-conscious crowd.

You can bust out the grill and try all kinds of grilled flatbread toppings using beautiful seasonal vegetables the same way you might use on top of bruschetta.

Grilling the flatbread on its own with some olive oil, rosemary, and salt is so delicious and straightforward you’ll be blown away.

Today I’ve shared 15 flatbread toppings recipes you can serve as a full meal, appetizers, or even as a dessert. Check out our focaccia toppings ideas for even more great tasting and similar combos.

There’s no end to the delicious and creative combinations you can come up with. Use these as a starting point and see where your creativity takes you!

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