Caprese Flatbread With Prosciutto: Easy Campfire Flatbread Pizza
Are there easy camping meals that you think … It’s like magic! I say that about this summer pizza, here’s why. This Caprese Flatbread With Prosciutto uses a few fresh herbs and ingredients that are readily available in grocery stores during the summer months. And, it is ready in minutes!
Flatbread is so versatile you can use it as a wrap right out of the package or you can slather a light coat of olive oil on it so when you grill it you end up with a cross between a thin crispy wood-fired pizza crust and a crunchy cracker as a base for any flavor profile your little heart desires.
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Cooking Methods & Equipment
I created this meal to make it easy enough to prepare using traditional campsite cooking techniques.
If you’re making this as one of our easy campfire recipes, you’ll want to have a large enough cooking grate over the hot coals. You’ll also be cooking directly on the grate so make sure you’re using a nice hardwood that adds a nice flavor to food, like oak or mesquite.
Alternatively, you can prepare this as one of you camping grill recipes and just use a propane grill or one with charcoal briquettes.
Camp Cooking Tip: This grilled flatbread with prosciutto, charred tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil camp recipe can be made over the coals of a charcoal grill or campfire. No grill or campfire? No problem! Use a grill pan on your camp stove or RV kitchen stove.
Step 1. Prepare your ingredients, heat source and equipment as directed.
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Step 2. Prepare for cooking over medium heat.
Whichever heat source you are using, get it heating up. These things cook so fast that you don’t need a huge grill to serve your camping crowd but they are also portioned perfectly to make camping meals for two!
I like to use my mini charcoal grill if I don’t already have a campfire going at the time I am ready to make these little lovelies.
Hand Test For Cooking Temperatures
You don’t need a thermometer to determine the temperature of your heat source for cooking. Here’s steps for the “hand test”.
- Hold the palm of your hand about 5 inches above the heat source (campfire coals, charcoal briquettes, propane grill etc.) you’re using for cooking. (Make sure nothing is flammable, like clothing or jewelry.)
- Pull your hand away from the heat before it hurts and note how many seconds have passed. Example: 5-7 seconds = medium heat.
|Heat Level||Temperature Range||Time|
|High Heat||450-550°F||2-4 seconds|
|Medium Heat||350-450°F||5-7 seconds|
|Low Heat||250-350°F||8-10 seconds|
Step 3. Char the tomatoes. Toss the tomatoes in a little olive oil then grill till charred.
Be careful to avoid over-doing the olive oil so you don’t have flare-ups from oil dripping in to the campfire or charcoal coals. Remove from heat and let cool.
Camp Cooking Tip: Skip the headache that comes with the dreaded runaway tomatoes rolling into the fire if your grill grate is too large…use a grill basket to char your veggies for this grilled flatbread recipe.
Step 4. Grill the flatbread. Coat both sides of the flatbread with a little olive oil. Grill on one side and when slightly toasted, flip to cook the second side.
Step 5. As soon as you flip it, add the mozzarella, prosciutto and crush the tomatoes in your fingers over the flatbread so they burst and the juices top the bread. Remove from heat as soon as the bread gets toasted which will be very quick.
Step 6. Remove from heat, top the grilled flatbread with fresh basil and eat.
Here’s how you make my Grilled Flatbread With Prosciutto, Charred Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella And Basil Camp Recipe that serves 1 for luscious easy camping lunches or serves 2-4 as a light dinner appetizer.
Note: I’m indicating quantities here to make a single lunch-sized serving so just scale it up for the size of your group and whether you are doing them for a main course or an appetizer.
Quick meals that don’t need to be “cooked” but are just “toasted” are great when you need easy camping meals for large groups. Set up an “assembly line” if you are cooking for big crowds that way each camper can help with the cooking and pick the ingredients they love while avoiding the ingredients they don’t.
As a lunch, I like serving a nice fresh salad on the side with a quick salad dressing made using a little extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt and black pepper.
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Caprese Flatbread With Prosciutto: Easy Campfire Flatbread Pizza
- Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill Grate for campfire cooking
- Weber Smokey Joe Portable Grill for charcoal cooking
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil divided
- 1 piece flatbread or naan bread
- 2 slices prosciutto chopped in bite-sized pieces, set aside at room temperature
- 2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese about 1/2 inch thick, torn into bite-sized pieces
- 3 fresh basil leaves sliced chiffonade style into thin ribbons or torn into small pieces
- Start your campfire or charcoal grill to medium heat. (see * Note)
- Toss the tomatoes in a little olive oil then grill till charred. Be careful to avoid over-doing the olive oil so you don’t have flare-ups from oil dripping in to the campfire or charcoal coals. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Drizzle a little olive oil on both sides of the flatbread.
- Place flatbread on grill allow flatbread crust to toast slightly, flip to toast the second side.
- As soon as you flip it, top the bread with the mozzarella and prosciutto.
- Take the tomato mixture and hold it over the flatbread, crush the tomatoes with your fingers so they burst and the juices top the bread.
- Remove from heat as soon as the bread gets toasted which will be very quick.
- Once the grilled flatbread is removed from the heat, sprinkle with fresh basil and serve immediately.
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