Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread

Whip up this easy Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread for a healthy gameday appetizer and watch it disappear! Store bought flatbreads are spread with fresh walnut pesto then piled high with turkey, apple and cheese slices and garnished with arugula. Bonus- the walnut pesto is great on sandwiches too!

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This is one of my favorite times of year. Not only for the cooler weather and changing leaves but because it’s FOOTBALL season! I love football and everything that goes with it. I can still remember going to football games with my Dad, and once I had kids, I continued the tradition. I even coached several cheerleader squads including my daughter’s squad and watched my son play football for a short time. I guess you could say I was well indoctrinated into the sport.

Now, I don’t know about you, but when a football game comes on every weekend, it is snack time at our house. It can be anything from Mexican Cheese Dip to Meatball Sliders to my Classic Guacamole. When Nuts.com contacted me, I was inspired to develop a healthy snack option for football games that used nuts in a unique and creative way.

Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread prep | 2 Cookin Mamas

All my friends, including my husband and I, are always watching our weight and snacking can be a bad thing but, if done in a healthy way, it can also be a good thing. Think low-fat, high protein, nutrient-dense food that gives your body an energy boost while satisfying your appetite. Believe me, it’s not as hard as it sounds! Just check out our easy Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread below and then hop on over and check out Nuts.com for more deliciously healthy snacking options.

Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread 640 | 2 Cookin Mamas

In our flatbread today, I decided to up the health quotient by adding walnuts. Now you are probably wondering why I used walnuts, besides the fact that they go so well with apples, well let me tell you. Walnuts, as are many nuts, are high in omega 3’s and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Eating 1-3 ounces of walnuts a day can improve cardiovascular function, increase bone stability and lower the risk of certain cancers, prostate and breast, among them. Walnuts also contain melatonin which can help with much needed sleep. Impressive aren’t they?! And check out how easy they are to make!

How to Make Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread

Prepare pesto by adding all ingredients but olive oil into a blender (I love my Ninja Blender for jobs such as this) and blend. Slowly add in olive oil and continue blending until smooth. Set aside.

Place 2 flatbreads, such as Flatout Artisan Pizza Crust or, for a gluten-free option, Glutenfreeda Original Artisan Flatbread , on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven.

Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread step 1

Spread a layer of pesto on each flatbread. Top with 3-4 turkey slices.

Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread step 2

Place 4 slices of apple, easily sliced thin with a mandolin, over the turkey slices then sprinkle with cheese.

Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread 5

Place back in oven for about 4-5 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread 6

Remove breads to cutting board, sprinkle with arugula and walnuts then cut at an angle with pizza cutter. Serve warm.

Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread closeup

You can enjoy this Turkey Apple Pesto Flatbread as a healthy snack or even a healthy lunch for that noontime game. And it is good both fresh and hot out of the oven or as a cold sandwich the next day (just roll it up and you’re all set). I assure you, it will appease those big game-time appetites (and without the guilt) as it is loaded with low-fat turkey, thinly sliced apples, a little cheese, fresh walnut-basil pesto then topped with lots of arugula and more nuts. They’ll be begging for more!

TURKEY APPLE WALNUT FLATBREAD
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Whip up this easy Turkey Apple Walnut Flatbread for a healthy appetizer and watch it disappear! Great for gameday or any day! And the walnut pesto is great on sandwiches too! 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keywords: 30 minute appetizer, apple, blue cheese, flatbread, pesto, recipe, turkey, walnuts
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 2 large flatbreads
Walnut Pesto
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh arugula rocket leaves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded Honeycrisp apple (about 1/3 of a large apple)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
Flatbread Filling
  • 6-8 slices deli-style turkey (I like Applegate products as they are antibiotic and nitrate-free)
  • 1 organic apple, sliced thin (about 8-10 slices)
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
Topping
  • Arugula
  • Walnuts
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Prepare pesto by adding all ingredients but olive oil into a blender (I love my Ninja Blender for jobs such as this) and blend. Slowly add in olive oil and continue blending until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Place 2 flatbreads on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. Spread a layer of pesto on each flatbread. Top with 3-4 turkey slices.
  5. Place 4 slices of apple, easily sliced thin with a mandolin, over the turkey slices then sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Place back in oven for about 4-5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  7. Remove breads to cutting board, sprinkle with arugula and walnuts then cut at an angle with pizza cutter. Serve warm.
  8. Makes 2 large flatbreads.
Nutrition Facts
TURKEY APPLE WALNUT FLATBREAD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Potassium 73mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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