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Shallot & Fennel Flatbread

Fennel, shallots and olives are a popular combination, making this light and elegant flatbread a surefire hit. We've tossed the shallots in a bit of lemon juice to brighten their flavor and roasted the fennel to bring out its natural sweetness.

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16 slices
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
45 min


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 16-oz whole-wheat pizza dough ball
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced or julienned (1 1/2 cups)
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely ground cornmeal
  • 3 tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 medium shallots, thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded (3/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chervil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill


  1. Lightly mist a large bowl with cooking spray. Place dough into bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and allow to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. Position oven rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 425 F. Arrange fennel on a parchment-lined baking tray. Mist with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Roast fennel for 15 minutes, until light golden brown. Set aside until cool enough to handle and slice any remaining large pieces into strips.
  3. Mist a 17 x 11-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle evenly with cornmeal. Set aside.
  4. Place dough ball on a floured surface and punch into a flattened disk. Roll dough into a rectangle about 1 inch longer and wider than rimmed baking sheet (dough will shrink slightly). Carefully transfer dough to sheet. Brush top of dough with oil. In a small bowl, toss shallots with lemon juice.
  5. Onto dough, evenly layer half of mozzarella, fennel, shallots, chicken and olives, then remaining half of mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper. Bake on bottom third of oven for 25 minutes, until pizza is golden brown. Remove from oven and cut into 16 pieces. Sprinkle with chervil and dill.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 slices flatbread
  • Calories 324
  • Carbohydrate Content 42 g
  • Cholesterol Content 17 mg
  • Fat Content 10 g
  • Fiber Content 6.5 g
  • Protein Content 18 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 346 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g