Castello Summer of Blue — Buffalo Chickpea Flatbreads with Blue Cheese Drizzle

PARTNER POST – Get inspired with creatively crafted Castello Blue Cheese as we celebrate a Summer of Blue with #BluesdayTuesday.
These spicy, crunchy flatbreads pack plenty of funk from flavorful blue cheese, but are still refreshing enough to be served all summer long with cucumber and chickpeas. A delightful vegetarian appetizer.
By Trish Bozeman

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Happy #BluesdayTuesday friends! Some knock you out, kick you in the face flavor coming at you today! Know why I am totally digging these buffalo chickpea flatbreads with blue cheese drizzle?

1. They are ready in just 15 minutes.
2. They are the perfect warm weather Tuesday night meal.
3. They are spicy, crunchy, creamy, cheesy, and completely refreshing.

You guys. I have a confession. I am totally addicted to cheese. Cheese is just, the best thing ever. I LOVE CHEESE! The funkier the better. Blue cheese is one of the funkiEST cheeses!

When asked to create a dish for Castello blue cheese, let’s just say I was mega pumped. What COULDN’T I make with blue cheese? I racked my brain thinking of really unique dishes. Blue cheese cereal puffs, Blue cheese martini, Blue cheese fruit and nut granola bars. Whoa. Blue cheese is already so awesome and funky on it’s own, I realized there isn’t a need to take it too far. I kept it super simple and classic with this recipe to make sure the blue cheese flavor stood strong. Know what? I bet this tastes way better than blue cheese cereal.


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Make your next Tuesday a #BluesdayTuesday and join Castello for a summer of Blue! Need more ideas for Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese?

Grilled peaches with blue cheese and honey for Memorial Day weekend

Fully loaded caramelized onion burgers with blue cheese for Father’s Day

Raspberry and blue cheese crostini for the 4th of July

Enjoy your Summer of Blue!

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Bluesday Tuesday — Buffalo Chickpea Flatbreads with Blue Cheese Drizzle
 
Spicy vegetarian flatbreads with flavorful blue cheese funk that are still plenty refreshing with cucumber and chickpeas to be served all summer long.
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Recipe Type: Main, Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 6" flatbreads
  • ¾ cup cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank's hot sauce)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2.2 oz Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • Pepper
  • ¾ of a cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
Instructions
  1. Place Flatbreads directly on middle oven rack and heat to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the pepper sauce and butter to a low boil. Reduce heat and gently simmer, stirring often, until slightly thick, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mash Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese with a fork until crumbly. Stir in mayonnaise until slightly smooth. Whisk in vinegar until evenly combined. Then whisk in water until sauce drizzles off of a spoon. You may need to add a bit more water. Season with pepper
  4. Add the chickpeas to the sauce and stir to evenly coat.
  5. To serve, evenly distribute the chickpeas onto the flatbreads, topping with the extra buffalo sauce. Add the cucumber and celery. Drizzle with a zigzag of blue cheese drizzle, adding more if needed. Reserve remaining blue cheese drizzle for another use.

 

Trish Bozeman

Hello! I am Trish. Your friendly neighborhood wine-o who thinks she can cook. I share seasonal recipes made with local ingredients, and lots of boozy boozy drinks.

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