Sweet Corn Whole Wheat Crostata Flatbreads are just that – a cross between a crispy flatbread and a flaky crostata. Savory and delicious, it’s the perfect appetizer, or make it a light meal with a salad on the side.
I’ll admit, this is a different one. I wasn’t quite sure what to call it. It looks like a flatbread, but the crust is flaky, almost pie-ish, like a crostata. After doing an online search for something similar, hoping I’d find out the name of this lovely Frankenstein slice of summer, and finding nothing that looked or sounded like what I’d come up with, I decided on Whole Wheat Crostata Flatbread. It’s not going to get me a ton of SEO hits, but that’s what it is.
If you follow along on my Instagram account, you’ll know that I’ve been a little taken with empanadas lately. My husband likes to take them to lunch for work, so I’ve been making a large batch of them on Sundays, then he just reheats them in his office throughout the week. He’s had Picadillo Empanadas, which is a ground beef filling with a little tomato, cumin and green olives, Feta and Spinach Empanadas, and even little mini Bacon and Date Empanadas. Those were SO GOOD.
So, instead of the normal empanada dough, I had been trying out a whole wheat dough. I’m trying to phase white flour out of our diet, because it has zero nutritional value and just turns to fat in our bodies. This led me to decide last minute for dinner one night that I was going to make a whole wheat crostata dough and turn it into pizza with some corn we had in the freezer.
Don’t you love it when a crazy idea just works??
This Sweet Corn Whole Wheat Corstata Empanada was really satisfying with the flaky crunch, but light too, as it was not weighed down with a ton of ingredients. It’s just what we needed for dinner on a warm day right before movie night where we planned to eat a ton of cookies.
Because, movie night.
This would be the perfect, complete meal with a simple side salad tossed in a clean, champagne vinaigrette. Add a glass of chilled Pinot Gris, and my dears, summer has arrived.