These super nutritious green flatbreads are nearly as easy to make as plain ones. Use wild garlic and nettles in the early spring or spinach at other times of the year. Wrap them around your favourite fillings, dip them into something delicious or use them to mop up a curry.
Wash the nettles and garlic then place in a colander to drain.
Give them a good shake, then place into a blender. A power blender is best for this as it produces a smooth green purée, but any blender will work. You just might have a less intense green and bits of leaf in your flatbreads.
Add the water and blitz until you get as fine a purée as you can.
Place the flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk so that everything is well mixed. Make a well in the middle then add the olive oil and green purée, making sure you scrape out as much as possible.
Stir with a flat bladed knife from the inside out until it comes together as dough. If the dough is dry, add a little extra water, but go carefully, a teaspoon at a time, as it will be difficult to handle if too wet.
Knead briefly in the bowl with your hands and form the dough into a ball. Cover with a tea towel or plastic bag and leave to rest for fifteen minutes.
Meanwhile place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium high heat. Oil it if necessary. I use a cast iron pan, which is ideal for baking flatbreads.
Divide the dough into six, more or less equal sized, pieces and form into balls.
Roll each one out on a floured surface into as thin a round as you can.
As soon as you've rolled one, place it in the heated pan, whilst you roll the next one.
Bake for a minute, then turn the bread over and do the same for the other side.
Cover the bread to keep it warm, if eating straight away. I line a basket with a clean tea towel, place the bread in that and wrap the tea towel over the top.
Repeat the process until all the flatbreads are baked, rolling one, whilst another is cooking.
Delicious eaten warm, but the flatbreads will keep for a couple of days in a plastic bag. They also freeze really well.Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They’re approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.