(Family Features) Supplementing meals and snacks with powerful, versatile ingredients can take healthy eating from bland and boring to delicious and adventurous.
Take your breakfasts, appetizers, dinners, and desserts to new heights while maintaining nutrition goals with naturally nutritious and surprisingly versatile California Prunes. Rich and smooth with an ability to enhance both sweet and savory flavors, they can expand your menu with nearly endless powerful pairing options.
One serving of 4-5 prunes packs a powerful punch of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Together, these nutrients form a web of vital functions that support overall health.
Whole, diced, or pureed, the versatility of prunes allows you to enhance the flavor of recipes from morning to night in dishes like Citrus Breakfast Toast, which brings together vitamin B6 and copper from prunes and vitamin C from citrus to support a healthy immune system.
Try Caramelized Onion, Mozzarella, Prune, and Thyme Flatbreads for a tasty family meal. This easy appetizer provides several key nutrients. Mozzarella is a good source of calcium and prunes provide vitamin K and copper, all of which support overall bone health.
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Caramelized Onion, Mozzarella, Prune, and Thyme Flatbreads
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Yield: 4 flatbreads
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup butter
6 large yellow sweet onions, sliced into thin half circles
3 sprigs fresh thyme
coarse kosher salt, to taste
4 personal flatbreads
1 cup caramelized onions
4 ounces fresh mozzarella
10 California Prunes, diced small
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
sea salt, to taste
coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
To make caramelized onions: Preheat the oven to 400 F.
In a large stockpot over medium-low heat, warm oil, and melt butter. Add onions and cover; cook 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add thyme sprigs and season with salt, to taste; turn pan lid slightly ajar. Place the pot in the oven for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
To make flatbreads: Preheat the oven to broil. On a sheet pan, toast flatbreads under the broiler for 4 minutes, or until toasted, flipping halfway through.
Spread 1/4 cup of caramelized onions over each toasted flatbread. Refrigerate leftover onions.
Tear mozzarella and place over onions. Divide prunes among flatbreads and place flatbreads under the broiler for 4-6 minutes until cheese has melted and is beginning to brown.
Sprinkle flatbreads with fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Source: California Prunes