Quick Healthy Recipes-White Bean Arugula Flatbread

January 15, 2014

320px-Nan_Bismil_2010Finding quick healthy recipes that are tasty and easy to prepare is a mission of the team here at Eco News Network. Today, we feature a favorite flatbread recipe featuring white beans, prosciutto, arugula, and cheese as part of our Quick Healthy Recipes series.

White Bean, Arugula, and Prosciutto Flatbreads


  • 4 organic flatbreads or pocketless pita breads
  • 1 15 ounce can of cannellini beans (rinse and drain)
  • 1 handful per flatbread of organic baby arugula
  • 2 ounces or about 8 slices of imported prosciutto (you can eliminate the prosciutto if desired)
  • 2 cups of organic Gruyere, Fontina, or mixed Italian cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flake
  • 1 teaspoon of Herbs de Provence
  • Crushed garlic can be added if desired
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat the broiler and elevate the oven rack to about 6-inches from the heat.
  • Mash beans, red pepper flake, herbs, and prosciutto. Add 2 cloves crushed garlic if desired.
  • Brush both sides of each flatbread with olive oil and cook in a skillet until brown on each side.
  • Spread bean mixture on each flatbread and top with cheese.
  • Broil for 2-3 minutes to melt cheese.
  • Top with a handful of uncooked arugula after taking the flatbreads out of the oven.
  • Drizzle lightly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Eat flat or fold up in your hand.


Photo Credit: MikaelF via Wikimedia Commons





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