Green Olive and Rosemary Flatbread

Green Olive and Rosemary Flatbread

This salty and savory flatbread is a tasty vegetarian appetizer or snack. Spanish manzanilla olives with red peppers and rosemary brings a pop of flavor to the simple flatbread. Recipe and photo provided by Jill Silverman Hough.

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  • 6-8 servings


  • 1 cup warm water (105 to 115°F)

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for bowl and baking sheet

  • 1/2 cup quartered Lindsay® Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Pimiento

  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse or flaked salt

  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves

Cooking Directions

  1. Combine water, yeast and sugar in small bowl; set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add flour and salt to bowl of food processor fitted with dough blade and process to combine. Add yeast mixture in 3 or 4 batches, processing between additions.

  3. Continue processing until dough forms ball and sides and bottom of processor bowl are clean, then process for 1 minute more.

  4. Transfer to large, oiled bowl and loosely cover; set aside to rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.

  5. On lightly floured surface, roll or spread dough into approximately 8-by-10-inches. Transfer to oiled baking sheet; set aside 30 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 500°F, ideally with pizza stone.

  7. Dimple dough with fingertips; drizzle with oil, then sprinkle with olives and salt.

  8. Place baking sheet on pizza stone and bake 10 minutes.

  9. Sprinkle with rosemary and continue baking until browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  10. Tips: You can also make the flatbread dough using a stand mixer and the dough hook attachment. Combine the flour and salt in the mixer’s bowl, add the foamy yeast mixture, and process on medium-low speed for about 5 minutes. Also, try adding cheese to the toppings—we especially like crumbled blue cheese, shaved Parmesan, or shredded Gruyere.


  • Calories218
  • Fat5.1g
  • Protein5.4g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Total Carbs37.1g
  • Fiber1.6g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.