A Bit of Semi-Homemade

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For nights like tonight, during a busy week, I prefer quick, semi-homemade meals. I braved the cold for needed supplies last weekend and was surprised to find a cool new item in Trader Joe’s, onion and garlic jam. It is basically reduced balsamic vinegar with caramelized onion and garlic. Though its intended use is with meats and cheeses, I thought it could be great on a flatbread. I picked up smoked salmon for the protein since it’s already cooked and flavorful, and cream cheese and capers for that tart pop that the flatbread would need. Tonight it was easy to pick a few leaves of arugula out of my backyard, though store brought is fine, and I added my last kale and Swiss chard for a quick side salad. I needed a change and a nice dose of leafy greens since I have been eating lots of chili this week. This meal definitely gave me that change and lots of flavor to boot! It took less than 20 minutes to make (cooking time) which makes it perfect for later evening meals. I’ve included the recipe for the flatbread below. As always share your thoughts. Enjoy!
Smoked Salmon Flatbread

Ingredients:
1 3 oz pack of smokes salmon
1 bag of fresh pizza dough or 1 roll of thin crust pizza dough
2 tbsp. onion and garlic jam
1/8 cup of cream cheese cubed
1 tbsp. capers
1 tsp. fresh chopped green onion
1/8 cup thinly diced red onion
Approx. 1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:
1. Take dough out of the fridge and let it rest for 15-20 minutes in original package.
2. Line a cooking sheet with aluminum foil and evenly spread the of olive oil to prevent sticking.
3. Follow instructions on container to spread out dough and bake for 2 minutes shy of the recommended time.
5. Peel and slice the red onion. Cut a fourth off of a slab of cream cheese and cube it.
4. Remove from oven and spread jam over warmed bread and add the red onion and cream cheese. Bake for another 5-7 minutes.
5. Add the smoked salmon, capers and green onion.
6. Enjoy.

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