- 1 tbsp unsalted vegan butter
- 4 shallots , thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper , to taste
- 2 store-bought naan breads
- Vegan goat cheese
- 2 small firm Bosc pears , cored and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
- Balsamic vinegar , for garnish
Pear and Caramelized Shallots Flatbreads
This recipe was created in the context of an Instagram partnership with USA Pears.
Wow, it has been a hot minute since I published a blogpost on my blog. Life has been pretty busy to say the least. I have been putting so much of my energy towards client work and getting the photography and testing of my cookbook done.
My manuscript (including photos) are due mid May, which means I have a little over two months to get everything done and so far, I have shot 39 out of 109 photos for my book and all the recipes are pretty good to go, which is quite exciting.
It has been a long process but one that has been so rewarding and seeing this cookbook come to life is truly a dream come true.
Enough talking about my personal life, let’s talk about this recipe!
We all are living busy lives these days and I think we can all agree that quick and easy recipes have a special place in all our hearts. You know those recipes you gravitate towards when you are tired, lazy, and just want something quick, easy but delicious. This specific recipe checks off all those boxes.
When it comes to the ingredients used in this recipe, below are the ones I used. For any modifications, refer to the Swaps & Comments section.
Naan bread: For time purposes, I opted for using store bought naan bread. It is a great staple to have on hand as it makes a great base for homemade flatbreads. Just make sure to check the ingredient list to ensure it does not have dairy or eggs if you are vegan.
Unsalted vegan butter: For this recipe, the butter is used as the main fatty element to caramelize the shallots. It gives them a lovely aroma that I think complements the rest of the dish wonderfully well.
Shallots: Delicate and sweet flavor with a hint of sharpness, shallots pair beautifully with the pears in this recipe.
Maple syrup: The maple syrup in this recipe adds another level of sweetness that is balanced out with the creamy vegan goat cheese.
Fresh thyme: Fresh thyme adds a touch of earthiness to round up nicely the flavors of these flatbreads.
Salt and pepper: Both of these brighten up all the other flavors and add depth to this recipe.
Vegan goat cheese: I like to use Vegnature’s vegan goat cheese. It is creamy, tangy, and rich and adds a nice level of salt to this recipe. Feel free to use any spreadable cheese you have on hand.
Bosc pears: I chose to use Bosc pears for this recipe because of their firm texture and and subtle sweetness. I also find that they pair very well with savory ingredients.