Whether you’re having friends over for the long holiday weekend or taking food to a gathering, you probably want to find a recipe that’s quick, easy and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Chef Danny Valdez of Luci’s Healthy Marketplace has the perfect solution for you – lahvosh.
For those who aren’t familiar with the pizza-sized Armenian crackers, you can find them in almost any grocery store in the Valley. Luci’s recipe calls for Havarti cheese and an assortment of vegetables, but you can experiment with any cheese and/or produce you have on hand. The best part for Valley dwellers? The lahvosh only requires 5 minutes in the oven.
15-inch Lahvosh cracker
10 slices Havarti cheese
1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 cup roasted red bell pepper, diced
¾ cups fresh spinach, chopped
3 oz. pesto
Cover lahvosh cracker with the Havarti cheese. Add the marinated artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and roasted red bell pepper evenly on the lahvosh. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted. Add chopped spinach and then drizzle with pesto before serving.
1lb. of basil (no stems)
2 ½ cups olive oil
1 tbsp. salt
½ tablespoon pepper
5 cloves of garlic
Combine all items in blender and blend until smooth.
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