Pesto Flatbread with a Homegrown Microgreens Salad

Here’s the thing: I have big grandiose dreams of having a fantastic garden in my backyard where I can casually walk outside, snip off some herbs, and whip up something fabulous for dinner.

Sadly, my garden dreams are dashed a bit by the fact that I live in a high-rise and have no yard to speak of. Sure, planter boxes are great and apartment herb planters are totally awesome — but nine times out of ten I forget to water them and I get dubbed a “bad plant mom.”

Recently I’ve been reading a lot about sprouting and growing microgreens at home and I am thinking it is the answer to my hopes of having a green thumb. There are some totally valid DIY options of sprouting at home, buuuuut if you’re like me, crafts aren’t my strength, so I picked up this fun little GEFU micro-sprout grower and it’s changed my life.

This little tool, a few bags of sprouts on Amazon, and voila! You have your own personal sprouts factory. Add them to salads, toss them in your smoothie, or, spice date night up a bit by adding some sassy little sprouts to your pizza!

Pesto Flatbread with a Homegrown Microgreens Salad Recipe

Growing your own microgreens has never been so easy & they taste great on this Pesto Flatbread with a Homegrown Microgreens Salad!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 Store bought homemade pizza dough
  • .25 cups Pesto
  • .5 Apples, cut into match stick slices
  • 1 Small avocado, chopped
  • 1 cups Cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cups Microgreens
  • 1 cups Arugula
  • .5 Lemon (juice)
  • 1.5 tsp Olive oil
  • Shaved parmesan
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 1. Preheat your oven to 550 and get either prep your homemade pizza dough or get your favorite store bought option laid out on a baking sheet.
  • 2. Pop pizza dough into preheated over for a few minutes, flip dough over and repeat.
  • 3. Take the dough out and spread pesto on top.
  • 4. In a large bowl, toss together apple, avocado, tomatoes, microgreens and arugula.
  • 5. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss together and spoon over pesto topped flatbread.
  • 6. Top flatbread with shaved Parmesan, slice and serve.
Keyword Pizza