Florida Tomato and Sweet Pepper Flatbread is a positively delicious dish that combines the sun-ripened sweetness of Florida tomatoes with the subtle crunch of fresh sweet peppers. Spread over a light, crispy flatbread, these ingredients come together to create a perfect blend of flavors and textures. The tomatoes, bursting with juicy freshness, complement the mild, slightly tangy sweetness of the peppers, while the flatbread provides a satisfying crunch with every bite. Ideal for a light lunch, appetizer, or a shared snack, this flatbread is a celebration of Florida’s rich agricultural bounty. With its simple yet flavorful ingredients, it’s a dish that is both easy to prepare and sure to please any palate, embodying the essence of Florida’s vibrant culinary landscape.



  • 1 large Florida bell pepper (red, yellow, green or 1/3 of all 3 colors), seeded and sliced thin
  • 2 medium Florida tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 medium or 1 large baked flatbread or pizza crust
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (or your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, hand torn
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread olive oil and garlic evenly over the flatbread. Evenly distribute three-fourths of the 2 kinds of cheese over the flatbread. Evenly distribute the bell pepper and tomato over the cheese. Add remaining cheese to the top of the flatbread. Season the flatbread lightly with salt and pepper. Bake flatbread on a cookie sheet for 7 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove flatbread from oven and garnish with the hand-torn basil. Cut flatbread into several servings and serve warm.

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