Fresh Tomato and Basil Flatbread

Created by Chef Oscar del Rivero, Peacock Garden Cafe


3 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus extra to taste
10 to 12 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup goat cheese
1-2 medium tomatoes, depending on preference, sliced
½ a red onion, sliced
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


1. Combine the flour, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt in the bowl of an upright mixer, fitted with a dough hook attachment. Mix on low speed until incorporated, about 2 minutes.

2. With the machine running, slowly add the water until the mixture forms a dough around the hook. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.

3. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Form into disk shapes and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.

5. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each piece of dough into an 8 to 10-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick.

6. Brush each circle with extra-virgin olive oil and grill for 4 minutes on each side.

7. Remove the flat bread from the grill to cool slightly. Add the tomato, goat cheese, and red onion and place in a 450-degree oven for 5 minutes until cheese begins to melt.

8. To finish, place chopped basil on top and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and freshly cracked pepper.

Serves 4.

About the Peacock Garden Cafe, Miami FL

As a top South Florida restaurant specializing in garden-inspired cuisine, Peacock Garden Café is located just steps from Biscayne Bay in the charming Coconut Grove neighborhood, Executive Chef Oscar del Rivero is inspired by South Florida’s lush and tropical environment and delivers a menu that’s full of healthy greens and flavorful herbs. The restaurant even features an on-site herb garden, housed in an antique bathtub.

Guests at Peacock Garden Café enjoy the fresh fare in a lush garden accented with historical décor and vintage furnishings that brings the history of Miami’s oldest neighborhood to life.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Chef Oscar del Rivero, Peacock Garden Cafe.*