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If you’re craving pizza, but want to keep things on the lighter side, this Healthy Flatbread Pizza Recipe is the way to go! Pistachio, rosemary, and ricotta create an elegant flavor profile, but you can use the same method and customize the toppings to make it your own.


What’s your favorite style of pizza? Deep-dish? Thin-crust? Thick and chewy?

Pizza is such a regional food here in the U.S., I’m guessing your answer might be different based on where you live.

But what about flatbread? It’s hard to pinpoint an origin for flatbread! But I will say, I had a few similar things in the Middle East, including Manaqueesh (Za’atar Spiced Flatbread) and Sfeeha (Spiced Meat Flatbread). Both recipes use a yeasted dough and are basically small hand-held pizzas.

I don’t know the origin of flatbread, but I know it’s delicious!


I recently discovered that rosemary is fantastic paired with pistachio. And of course cheese doesn’t hurt either.

Healthy Flatbread Pizza Recipe

This Healthy Flatbread Pizza Recipe is easy to make! I used a few simple ingredients to flavor this flatbread: ricotta cheese, white onion, pistachio (whole pistachios and pistachio oil), fresh rosemary, Parmesan cheese, and fresh arugula. It made a very elegant flavor combination with minimal effort!

And if that flavor profile isn’t your thing, you can easily customize the toppings to suit your tastes. 

Here are a few more flatbread topping ideas:

  • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil
  • Cooked taco meat, cheddar cheese, and salsa
  • Wilted garicky spinach and feta cheese
  • Roasted red pepper and goat cheese

Healthy Flatbread Pizza with Description

A Refreshing Drink to Serve with Flatbread

Never in a million years would I have thought that I would get excited about vinegar. Vinegar, of all things. Either my life has gotten that dull (lol!) or this vinegar is really that exciting. An eternal optimist, I’m going with scenario two, lol.

A couple months ago I received a few oil and vinegar samples from Vom Fass. Right away the name intrigued me; it means “from the cask” and to me it conjures up an old-world, artisanal feel. I don’t know what I was expecting when I tried the samples, but whatever it was, everything I tried exceeded all my expectations. Scratch that; everything blew my mind.


2 Teaspoons Calamansi Vinegar + 1 Cup Sparkling Water = Ultimate Refreshment

Calamansi Vinegar Spritzer Recipe

I started with the Waldburg Balsam Calamansi Vinegar. Vom Fass recommends adding 2 teaspoons of this vinegar to 1 cup of sparkling water. I’m not altogether unfamiliar with concoctions like this. (I’ve been drinking ginger switchel in the morning for a long time now.) But still, I wasn’t sure I’d like it. I chalk my skepticism up to the fact that any time someone tells you to add a shot of vinegar to your drinking water I guess it’s normal to be a little leery at first.

So anyway, since I’m all about trying anything once I happily obliged. I measured out my vinegar and water, gave it a quick stir, and then it was bottoms up. Or maybe more accurately, I took a little sip with trepidation.

The lovely calamansi scent hit me first; it was beautifully bright and citrusy. One taste and I was completely hooked; hands-down, it is the most refreshing beverage I’ve had in a long time. Its flavor is fresh and citrusy with subtle flavor notes, and the bubbles from the sparkling water made it perfect.

It tastes like the best fancy soda you’ve ever had, only minus the sugar and plus the fact that it’s actually refreshing to drink. (Soda always leaves me thirsty for water, not feeling refreshed.) The wee sample bottle I received was the first to disappear from my pantry, as I couldn’t help make this drink just about daily.

Pistachio Oil – A Perfect Finishing Touch for Flatbread

Now onto the Vom Fass treat I used in today’s recipe: Pistachio Oil. Open this bottle and you’ll think you died and went to heaven!


Its sweet, nutty aroma is nothing short of captivating. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself thinking of new ways to use it that the rest of the day.

I’ve been using this oil a lot lately in different dishes, and I’m finding that it can be the perfect finishing touch for both sweet and savory dishes. It certainly added the perfect special something to this classy Healthy Flatbread Pizza!

More Flatbread Recipes to Try:

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Pistachio Rosemary Healthy Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
If you're craving pizza, but want to keep things on the lighter side, this Healthy Flatbread Pizza Recipe is the way to go! Pistachio, rosemary, and ricotta create an elegant flavor profile, but you can use the same method and customize the toppings to make it your own.

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  • 1 pre-made thin pizza crust about 10 inches
  • 4 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 small white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios shelled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pistachio oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
  • A few arugula leaves torn (for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 375F. If your pizza is frozen, read the pizza crust directions to see if you need to thaw it first or not (the directions on the package I used said the frozen crust I used didn’t have to be thawed).
  • Spread the ricotta onto the pizza crust, then top with the onion, pistachio, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Bake until the pizza crust is crisp and the onion is starting to brown
    in spots, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Drizzle on the pistachio oil and top with the Parmesan cheese and arugula.
  • Serve immediately.


  • This recipe serves 2 as an appetizer.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Flatbread Pizza

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: : GIVEAWAY : :

One lucky winner will receive the Vom Fass Classic Variety Sampler Set pictured above! It includes samples of the following products: FassZination Hazelnut Oil; Waldburg Balsam Raspberry Vinegar; Chili Infused Sunflower Oil; Waldburg Balsam Mango Vinegar; Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil; Waldburg Balsam Apple Vinegar; Agora Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Aceto Balsamico ‘Gold’ Vinegar.

To participate, you can do any of the following; please leave a separate comment for each so I can count them as separate entries:

  1. Leave a comment telling me the most refreshing beverage you’ve ever had (other than pure water!).
  2. Leave a comment telling me how you’d use pistachio oil.
  3. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me.
  4. Tweet this giveaway on Twitter and leave a comment here telling me.

You don’t need to have a blog to enter this giveaway! This giveaway ends Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5AM EST. After that the winner will be randomly selected and notified by email. Good luck to all!

This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on January 8, 2013. I updated it with more information on April 20, 2020. 

Disclosure: I received a sampling of Vom Fass products to try for free from Vom Fass, and they are also sponsoring this giveaway. As always, opinions stated are my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links to products I believe in, which means that even though it doesn’t cost you anything extra, I will receive a small amount of money from the sale of these items, which helps me keep this site alive – thank you for helping to support An Edible Mosaic!

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  1. I love VOM FASS oils and vinegars! They are the best. I even use some of the oils such as Argan Oil and Evening Primrose on my hair and skin.

  2. Autumn C. says:

    I would try the pistachio oil on some bruschetta, or maybe a simple tomato and mozzerella salad!

  3. Autumn C. says:

    Cranberry Pomegranate juice is soooo refreshing!

  4. And I do like soda or sparkling water with a bit of flavored Stevia. I discovered this at a county fair, where I knew I couldn’t drink the sodas offered. So I brought a small bottle of orange-flavored Stevia drops, and made my own non-sugary drink!

  5. I think the pistachio oil would be amazing on grilled chicken and Mediterranean vegetables.

  6. Iced tea with lemon is super refreshing (:

  7. Sherry Conrad says:

    I’d use pistachio oil in my salad dressings.

  8. Sherry Conrad says:

    Sassy water (with ginger etc).

  9. jen gersch says:

    id use the pistachio oil on salmon and pasta

  10. jen gersch says:

    a watermeleon smoothie was the most refreshing drink

  11. Leslie B. says:

    Pistachio oil sounds so interesting! I think I’d enjoy using it to saute veggies.

  12. Leslie B. says:

    Hmmmm I think a mojito on a summer day is SO refreshing!

  13. Alison Wood says:

    The most refreshing drink I’ve ever had was an original margarita on the rocks after a long hard day.

  14. I would use it on summer salads.

  15. It was lemon and rosemary water.

  16. Donald Williams says:

    I have never used pistachio oil but it sounds like it would be great in salad.

  17. Donald Williams says:

    Most refreshing beverage I have had was a sparkling strawberry lemonade at Sonic.

  18. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d cook a stuffed chicken breast in pistachio oil.
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  19. Michelle Tucker says:

    I was reading the contents of this giveaway to my husband and our mouths were just watering with the possibilities. OMG. I’d love to win this one.

    I think the most refreshing beverage I’ve ever had is some water infused with cucumber and mint. It was SOOO good.
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  20. I would use pistachio oil in the chocolates that I make.

  21. The most refreshing drink I’ve had is sparkling water with some kombucha mixed in.

  22. I posted this on facebook

  23. I’d use pistachio oil in my spinach salads that I have every day for lunch

  24. the most refreshing drink I’ve ever had is a raspberry kombucha. Not sure what brand as it was at a restaurant

  25. susan smoaks says:

    i love a half lemonade half water drink on ice

  26. Ttrockwood says:

    I had a fresh juice of watermelon, cucumber, mint and lime that was just so refreshing!

  27. Ttrockwood says:

    I would use the pistachio oil on savory oatmeal or drizzeled on salads

  28. I think pistachio oil would be wonderful on grilled chicken.

  29. The most refreshing (and delicious) beverage I ever had was southern iced tea that had been steeped with a vanilla bean.

  30. I would use the oil for a Pistachio – Basil pesto, to eat with some whole wheat pasta. :)

  31. The most refreshing beverage.. the first thing that comes to my mind is a very cold homemade lemonade with some bitters drops.

  32. I would brush fresh apricots with pistachio oil, then toss them on the grill, and finish them off with a scoop of pistachio ice cream or a drizzle of honey and a few crushed pistachio nuts. Yummy!!!

  33. I love drinking apple cider vinegar mixed in hot water with a little honey. Yummy!

  34. I would use the pistacio oil to make a marinade for chicken and as a dressing for a salad!

  35. watermelon lemonade! I remember my nana making it for us when I was a little girl !
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  36. most refreshing beverage: cucumber water with lemon, strawberries and mint. So good!

  37. Robin Chesser says:

    I’d use the pistachio oil to make a pomegranite and pistachio vinagrette.

  38. Robin Chesser says:

    The most refreshing drink for me is any kind of seltzer!

  39. Crystallized sugar rimmed glass with muddled mint and spring water. Great in the summer!

    I shared the contest on Facebook.

  40. Derk Thomas says:

    I wonder how using the pistachio oil in a dark chocolate bark with fruits on top would taste.

  41. Derk Thomas says:

    Lime seltzer just hits the spot with me.

  42. Danielle @ The Growing Foodie says:

    I would love to use this pistachio oil in a pistachio cake that we make in our family! It would definitely enhance the flavor. In addition, I’d use it to try out your delicious pizza – we are huge pistachio fans so to be honest, we’d probably put it on anything!

  43. Danielle @ The Growing Foodie says:

    I love fresh-squeezed lemonade! My boyfriend loves it too but he stirs in jalapenos!

  44. I would drizzle the pistachio oil on top of delicata squash slices before baking in the oven.

  45. I regularly make a drink which is: 1-1/ 2T apple cider vinegar, 1 T lemon juice, and the rest of my canning jar filled with water. Much more refreshing than plain water.

  46. My favorite is iced tea made out of a Chardonnay Green Tea

  47. I would use the pistachio oil in a salad dressing for a spinach salad topped with pistachios

  48. I would use the pistachio oil in my carrot cake recipe, I bet it would be amazing!

  49. I love fresh squeezed limeade, with just a touch of seltzer.

  50. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) says:

    I’d use pistachio oil in salad dressings and to drizzle over oven-baked french fries!

  51. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) says:

    The most refreshing beverage I’ve ever had is grapefruit juice, drunk straight from a grapefruit half. (Mugi-cha is also super refreshing when it’s hot in the summer!)

  52. I’d try it on a salad first.

  53. Sanpellegrino aranciata.

  54. Shared it on the facebook.


  55. Jennifer R says:

    Cucumber water on a hot summer day.

  56. Jennifer R says:

    Cucumber water on a hot summer day

  57. Karen Koval says:

    Retweeted the giveaway too : )

  58. Karen Koval says:

    Shared on Facebook

  59. Karen Koval says:

    I found this recipe online awhile ago and really like it. Haven’t met anything with pistachios that I haven’t liked :)

    To a warm lb. of cooked whole wheat noodles, I toss in dry roasted pistachio nuts and a healthy drizzle of pistachio oil and a few ounces of grilled chicken or salmon and the juice from 1/2 a lemon

  60. Karen Koval says:

    My favorite beverage is pure cranberry juice and orange juice. The orange juice helps with the tartness and adds some sweetness too. Yum.

  61. Jill Myrick says:

    I would use the Pistachio oil to drizzle over a side salad of baby spinach and dried cranberries.


  62. Jill Myrick says:

    My most refreshing drink ever is my moms homemade lemonade over ice.


  63. Chris Haines says:

    I enjoy seltzer water and cranberry-orange drink.

  64. Meghan Finley says:

    I’d use the pistachio oil in a lovely pasta recipe that calls for it and i’ve never been able to find it

  65. Meghan Finley says:

    I find jasmine green tea quite refreshing

  66. Chris Haines says:

    I hope a pin will work. Looks like a great prize.


  68. I would use the Pistachio Oil in brownies. I have been experimenting lately, making a bunch of different brownie recipes…haven’t gotten tired of them yet and don’t think I every will! I love nuts and pistachios are on the top of my list, my kids really like them also. I would add some chopped pistachios, semi-sweet chocolate chips and some dried cherries to the mix!

  69. The most refreshing beverage I have ever had actually had very little to do with the drink itself but the situation in which I gulped it down. I will first start off by stating that I really don’t like the taste of beer. My wife and I decided to run a half marathon for our 13th wedding anniversay, 13 years = 13 miles! Towards the end of the run some of the onlookers were handing out beer in plastic cups, I don’t know what kind it was or if they did anything to it but boy oh boy did it hit the spot!

  70. Seltzer water mixed with grapefruit juice. Very refreshing!

  71. Water with strawberries and mint leaves they had it at a hotel I was staying at and it was amazingly refreshing

  72. Dyanne Spease says:

    I would use the Pistachio as a vinaigrette on salads or on steamed veggies.

  73. Dyanne Spease says:

    I have shared this contest on my FB timeline.

  74. Dyanne Spease says:

    My fresh juiced Beet juice. It’s amazing!!

  75. I shared your giveaway on twitter.

  76. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

  77. Tried to tweet it with the button above but got a blank screen on twitter so I tweeted the link @wrapping4change. I hash tagged #pistachio too.

  78. Tara Eilers says:

    My most refreshing drink was coconut water from freshly picked coconut, on a ziplining trip in Jamiaca.

  79. If I won the pistachio oil, I would definitely make a salad dressing with it. Yum!

  80. One of the most refreshing drinks to me is San Peligrino or Pierrer. I love mineral water with bubbles. It actually helped me stop drinking soda all together and it’s so refreshing.

  81. how i would use pistachio oil is with some vinegar to make a salad dressing, sprinkle some meat while cooking or after for an added flavor

  82. the most refreshing drink i have ever had is a peach iced tea and after drinking it i literally said that was so refreshing

  83. Those vinegars & oils all sound amazing! I think I might try the pistachio oil in a warm potato salad.

  84. The most refreshing drink I have ever had is sodium free club soda with just a splash of orange juice in it.

  85. I would (and do) use pistachio oil in homemade salad dressings.

    You are SO right about the aroma when you open the bottle. It’s truly heavenly.

  86. I shared it on Facebook.

  87. Water with lemon and cayenne pepper!!!!!

  88. Kathryn Nussbaum says:

    shared giveaway with my Facebook Friends.

  89. Kathryn Nussbaum says:

    Hmm, pistachio oil, I think I’d find some complementary flavors and use them to bake a beautiful fish dinner.

  90. Kathryn Nussbaum says:

    The most refreshing beverage and the one that makes me smile the most is my mom’s lemonade with marachino cherry juice.

  91. Pistachio oil as a salad dressing.

  92. Retweeted under BenjaminTwiggs.

  93. Margaret M says:

    I think I would use it in a waffle recipe…then as a dressing for salads…then drizzled over pasta or risotto…

  94. Margaret M says:

    Coconut water is my current favorite….but I am an unsweetened ice tea devotee

  95. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I shared on Facebook and Pinned!

  96. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I tweeted!

  97. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I shared on FB

  98. I think pistachio oil would be a good complement to leafy veggies

  99. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I’d love to use it in risotto – a cheesy risotto, roasted nuts, and a drizzle of this…amazing!

  100. The most refreshing drink that I’ve ever had is the lemonade Starbucks refresher

  101. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    Most refreshing? COLD passion fruit juice! SO good, tart and sweet!

  102. My favorite for refreshment is orange juice and diet seven up

  103. I would use Pistachio Oil to make salad dressing
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  104. I think the most refreshing drink would be lemonade or limeade
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  105. I would make some yummy bread and just dip it in this pistachio oil, maybe add a splash of balsamic vinegar. Mmmm.

  106. The most refreshing beverage in my opinion is a tall glass of ice cold lemonade (extra pucker) on a hot day. Great giveaway :)

  107. Posted to Facebook!

  108. I think pistachio oil on bread and salads would be phenomenal.

  109. My most refreshing drinks are Mexican aguas frescas, especially watermelon! Honeydew is a close second.

  110. Lemonade made from fresh lemons and ice

  111. With the oil, I’d probably make a vinaigrette using balsamic vinegar and honey.

  112. For me it’s just iced tea with muddled mint leaves.

  113. I love Teavana tea (more refreshing iced). The Cascal fermented sodas are good too. I need to try the vinegar/ sparkling water thing with some of the fruit infused white balsamics I have…

  114. This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it! I love the San Pellegrino Blood Orange sodas, such a treat!

  115. I would drizzle pistachio oil over an asparagus tart, dressed with fresh arugula!

  116. The most refreshing beverage I’ve had (lately) is Orangina. I like how it’s sort of orange juice, sort of a soda, and sort of a seltzer water.

  117. This white pizza looks fabulous! Off the top of my head the most refreshing drink I think I have ever had was what I like to call spa water which is sliced strawberries and cucumbers in water. When I was pregnant with my twins I craved this all the time and was so refreshing for me.

  118. I love iced coconut water – very refreshing and hydrating

  119. The first thing I would use the pistachio oil for is to make this yummy looking pizza! Emily’s idea of using it on popcorn sounds amazing too!

  120. I would probably use the pistachio oil to make a salad dressing. I really like simple oil/vinegar salad dressings. :)

  121. I drank water caught in a bucket from a fjord when I went to Norway, it was SO crisp and cool and tasty… Does that count? I guess it’s still pure water. My number two would be lime sparkling water. It’s easy and tasty!

  122. I love the lemon flavored Perrier! It is refreshing and doesn’t have any sort of artificial taste to it that you usually find in flavored drinks!

  123. Iced black tea with mint is very refreshing.

  124. I would love to try it on a simple salad.

  125. I will never forget the first time I had sweet tea – so good.

  126. I would top off some air popped popcorn with pistachio oil and sea salt!

  127. I had water right out of the coconut when I was in Mexico for the first time. I bought it from a man who climbed up and picked it right off of the tree. So refreshing!

  128. I would use the oil in salads

  129. Fresh squeezed orange juice

  130. I shared the giveaway link on Facebook.

  131. I’d use the pistachio oil to make this pizza first. Then I’d use it drizzled over salmon or chicken as a finishing oil.

  132. The most refreshing drink I’ve had is lemonade. I love the tartness and cool drink on a hot summer day

  133. Sarah H.P. says:

    I’d use pistachio oil in my homemade guacamole!

  134. Sarah H.P. says:

    The most refreshing beverage I’ve ever had is my Mom’s Sun Tea! She adds simple syrup and a bit of frozen lemonade concentrate!

  135. Charlotte says:

    Favorite drink would be sparkling Lemon Lime flavored Water with Crushed Mint. I’ve always like vinegar and honey mixed together because it has so many different health benefits.

  136. Urban Wife says:

    I would use the pistachio oil to make this pizza recipe – we love pizza around here so I’m always looking for new ways to reinvent the wheel ;)

  137. Urban Wife says:

    The most refreshing beverage I love is fresh squeezed grapefruit juice!

  138. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Gorgeous! love this idea!

  139. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife says:

    I would love to use pistachio oil in cookies or brownies, just to see how it would turn out ;)

  140. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife says:

    Most refreshing beverage is definitely sweet iced tea, especially on a hot summer day.

  141. Pistachio oil on a delicious spinach salad

  142. Love the photos, love the pizza, love the vinegar, love the oil… give it all to me!! ;-D

  143. We would so get along in real life, lady – I get excited about good vinegar often ;)

    This pizza looks like my idea of perfect!

  144. i would use the pistachio oil on a salad. yum!

  145. i always find lemonade to be really refreshing!

  146. Amy (Savory Moments) says:

    I LOVE gourmet vinegars and oils – they really allow you to get creative. Pistachio oil sounds really interesting to me. I’ve been using pistachios a lot lately, so I’d use it in any of those recipes, especially in baking in place of some of the butter.

  147. What a beautiful pizza! I”m so intrigued by the fancy oils/vinegars!! I think outside of water, pure ginger ale (oddly) is super refreshing to me.

  148. I am a sucker for pizza my friend so how could I not like this? I don’t know if I am eligible to the contest but I am sharing it anyway!!

  149. I’d use pistachio oil to make a gourmet salad.

  150. A great giveaway!

    That pizza looks delicious. What refined flavors and wonderful toppings.



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