Plant-Based Apple “Cheese” Flatbread

Plant-Based Apple “Cheese” Flatbread

If you’re looking for a quick and simple appetizer or snack, this delicious Plant-Based Apple “Cheese” Flatbread recipe will hit the spot! It’s great for entertaining guests or when you want something a little bit different as a mid-day snack. The combination of apples, plant-based cheese, and arugula gives it a nice balance of cheesy, sweet, and peppery flavors. Plus, did I already mention it’s quick?!

For this dish, I used one small green apple and a small red apple because I like the combination of tart and sweet flavors you get from using both. I like to use organic apples. 

This recipe was created by and featured in Gluten Free & More Magazine on June 23, 2022.

Ingredients

1 (9-10 inch) gluten-free or regular pizza crust
1 small green apple , cored and sliced
 1/2 Jar LOCA in Mild Cheddar or Spicy Jalapeño
1 small red apple , cored and sliced
1 tablespoon dairy-free butter , melted
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
 
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
2 cups baby arugula
 Salt and pepper to taste 

Cooking Time!

  • Preheat the oven according to the pizza crust package directions. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread LOCA over the top of the pizza crust. Layer the apple slices in concentric circles on top of the queso. Brush with the melted dairy-free butter. Bake according to the package directions or until the crust is browned, the queso bubbly, and the apple slices are starting to brown. 
  • While the flatbread is baking, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the arugula and toss to combine. 
  • Top the hot flatbread with the arugula. Slice and serve.
  • Enjoy! 

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