Indian Nan meets Greek Flavors

by Suzanne on September 18, 2010

in Appetizers and Snacks

I took a shopping trip to TJmaxx and got all kinds of goodies for the kitchen. One of the goodies I came home with was artichoke lemon pesto, mmm… I could already taste it, but wasn’t sure what to make yet. Later while grocery shopping I found some garlic nan, suddenly inspiration came and I couldn’t wait to get home and get busy. By the way in case you aren’t familiar with Nan, it’s an Indian flat bread that reminds me of pizza dough, if you haven’t tried it yet now you have an excuse. I’ve made cold appetizer pizzas before with lots of veggies on top so I thought I need to try this with Greek flavors. It was a hit and everyone loved it. The lemon artichoke pest tasted so good mixed with some softened cream cheese, then adding fresh veggies on top and feta cheese, it was delicious. I hope you use this recipe to give you ideas and be creative in the kitchen.

Indian Nan meets Greek Flavors

2 flat-breads
4 oz. cream cheese
artichoke lemon pesto
feta cheese
1 garlic clove pressed
olives (I used black but kalamata are more Greek)
grape tomatoes
red onion
sliced basil leaves

Step 1:  Prepare veggies by washing, slice red onion thinly, slice tomatoes in half, peel cucumber and slice in half and again. Slice whole olives or buy already sliced. If using kalamata olives make sure the seed is removed. Stack basil leaves on top of each other and roll up then slice very thin.
Step 2: Soften cream cheese in small bowl, add 1 heaping tablespoon of the artichoke pesto, and the pressed garlic clove. Stir cream cheese mixture together until combined well.
Step 3: Spread onto the nan flat-bread .Sprinkle veggies in any order you like adding feta cheese last. Cut pizzas in half and in half again. If serving a crowd you could cut into small triangles or square.
Serves 4.

lemon artichoke pesto

Greek nan

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1 Ildy September 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

That looks fantastic!

2 Suzanne September 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Thanks so much, I just went to your blog and it looks great but I was un-able to make a comment and the translation was half and half. I was surprised that someone out of the US was visiting my blog that's so neat.

3 Ildy September 18, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Thank you and it's okay, the translater is wrong. The world is not so big through the internet and I have a good eye to find the good blogs:) And yours is! I'm sure I'll often visit you.

Have a good time!

Ildy from Hungary

4 megan @ whatmegansma September 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Beautiful food styling! Did you pick that up at FBF? ­čÖé Seriously, that is a great picture…and sounds like a delicious recipe!

5 Chocolate Shavings September 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

That's a great idea – a perfect mingling of culinary cultures!

6 Laura September 30, 2010 at 4:18 am

I love using naan whenever I can in the kitchen – for sandwiches, pizzas, dipping, etc. This sounds like such a fresh and delicious meal and I love the fusion of Greek flavors with a touch of Indian flair. Now I just need to find some lemon artichoke pesto for myself!

7 Suzanne September 30, 2010 at 4:27 am

The artichoke pesto I found was so delish! I gave the link to the company on my post if you want to order it through them, thanks for stopping by my blog.

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