Last weekend I got the opportunity to attend my first food blogger’s conference: IFBC! It was hosted in Seattle, and one of my friends from college lives there. I had a little extra time the last day of the conference, so we met up for lunch. She is vegan, and so we went to this cute little vegan restaurant. I am NOT vegan. Not even close. So I had a little trepidation, I ordered a flat bread, and it was incredibly tasty!
It had fresh figs, and leeks, and serious flavor! So of course, I decided to recreate my version of it at home. Unfortunately I had a really hard time finding fresh figs. I mean seriously, one of the best fruits on the planet and none of my local grocers carry it regularly. But what I did find was a fig jam! So I used that. I also used an Italian Herb flat bread mix from Krusteaz, one of the sponsors of IFBC. So good.
I started with really great ingredients, one of which was garlic. Now, you know me, I use garlic a lot in my recipes, and because I am all about the eazy peazy, I usually use the pre-minced kind. But truth be told, you get more flavor if you mince it yourself. I was sent this lovely Propresser Garlic Press and felt like this would be the perfect recipe to use it in.
My favorite thing about this recipe…it was super super easy to make. Like seriously easy, but looks like I spent a lot of time. This is the kind of thing you can throw together for a quick lunch, but wouldn’t be ashamed to share with the most important company. (Ok, all company is important)! The thing that takes the longest is waiting for the flat bread to rise. But you don’t even have to do that. Krusteaz makes it super easy.
Are you ready for this mouthwatering goodness?
Garlic, Balsamic, Fig Flat Bread
- 1 box Italian Herb Flat Bread Krusteaz Mix
- 1/2 cup fig jam
- 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup leek stem Chopped
- 1/4 cup onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 cup feta I used Redwood Hill Farms Raw Milk Goat Feta
- 2 cups arugula
- Make flat bread according to box directions. I made 3 oval flatbreads. This is a lot, so you could cut the recipe down if only feeding 1-2 people.
- While flat bread bakes, heat olive oil in a saute pan, and add fresh garlic, onion, and leeks and saute
- In a small bowl mix fig jam and balsamic together
- When flat bread is done baking, spread the jam mix over the top, sprinkle some feta over, and top with sauteed veggies.
- Top with fresh arugula, and serve warm!
To make less, cut jam mix down, but go ahead and play with the other ingredient amounts. It kind of just depends on how much topping you want. Leeks have a strong flavor, so be careful not to use too many.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Now let’s talk about this #garlicpress for a few more minutes:
What I liked
Quality construction: Made of stainless steel, this means it won’t rust, and the joint won’t weaken. Big plus for kitchen tools!
Easy to use: Great leverage. I loved that I did not have to work hard to press the clove of garlic, I just stuck it in the basket, and compressed the handle. It was a good distance apart to make it easy to do with my hands, and did not require super human strength!
Easy to clean: The basket is not completely attached, which makes it easy to flip about in order to run tap water over and through it for easy clean up.
Guarantee: One thing I always appreciate is when a brand backs up their product. If they stand behind it, you know it is a product you can count on. That is definitely the case for this Propresser Garlic Press. They offer a Double Guarantee, so you risk nothing buying this press.
What I didn’t like
One of the things I loved was how easy it was to clean, the basket moves, but this can also make it a little harder to use. When I first opened the press the basket stuck, so I had to set down the garlic to open the basket up. No big deal really, and after using it a bit, and oiling it with a little olive oil the problem was eliminated.
You can find the garlic press on amazon: Propresser Garlic Press
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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