Mediterranean Flatbread Melts

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Last night I decided I wanted a flatbread melt, but with another twist! I’ve made my Chipotle Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts and Italian Sausage Pesto Flatbread Melts before, but the flavors of the Mediterranean were calling me! Looking in my refrigerator I searched for the goods. I had ground lamb. Check. Feta cheese. Check. I had chickpeas to make the hummus and a pan fried crunchy topping. Check. OK, I was set to go.

These Mediterranean Flatbread Melts are a fantastic lunch or dinner with a side salad. They come together rather quickly and hit the flavor mark for sure. And even if you’re not into lamb, feel free to substitute with ground beef.

I like to make my own hummus, but feel to use store bought. I put garlic, tahini, lemon juice and parsley in with the garbanzo beans and purée until smooth in a food processor. One of my favorite hummus blends is my Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus, but in this version I used parsley and topped the lamb with feta for another flavor dimension. A quick pop under the broiler to melt the feta and then the flatbreads got drizzled with plain yogurt laced with lemon zest and topped with my Turkish Chickpeas and chopped parsley.

I also use my Turkish Roasted Chickpeas recipe, but to make them quicker I pan fried the beans in the remaining oil after browning the lamb. Easy peasy, right?

I thought so and man was this one killer meal.

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