Ricotta Flatbread with Pomegranate Salsa

Ricotta Flatbread with Pomegranate Salsa

From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest
Submitted by: Karen Tedesco 
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The holiday season is the time to seek out beautiful fall produce to use in recipes for entertaining. Karen loves this recipe for its simplicity, seasonality, and visual appeal. It's a modern, unexpected combination of ingredients and a standout on the table.


½ cup pomegranate seeds
½ cup dried, sweetened cranberries; roughly chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest strips
Pinch salt
1 oval pre-baked flatbread, such as naan or pocketless pita
8 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
½ cup baby arugula

Place baking stone or sheet pan in oven and preheat to 450°F.
Combine pomegranate seeds, cranberries, shallot, oil, vinegar, honey, parsley, orange zest and salt in a bowl. Place flatbread on a preheated grill rack or baking stone in a 450-degree oven; toast until warm and edges are lightly toasted, 5 - 10 minutes.
Spoon ricotta over warm flatbread and spread lightly. Arrange arugula over ricotta; cut into serving pieces.
Top each slice with salsa.