This Fruit pizza recipe is part of collaboration with Flatout Flatbread. Thank you reading and supporting the brands that make Savoir Faire possible.
Ever since 50 innocent people lost their lives during the Orlando shooting at LGBTQ+ nightclub Pulse on June 12th, I’ve had this recipe stuck in my head. No only rainbows were a staple in my son Tomás Eugenio’s drawings when he was a little boy. I thought this fruit pizza is the perfect excuse for my children to eat fresh strawberries, nectarines, mangos, pineapples, kiwis, blueberries, and blackberries.I took advantage of the white canvas provided by Flatout Flatbread to create this dessert pizza while sharing a reflection on tolerance in today’s society. I’m convinced that any opportunity to talk to my kids about tolerance and respect for people of all origins, races, genders, creeds, political inclinations, or sexual orientations should not be passed up; what better place than the dinner table to ingrain such fundamental values?The first time I ever saw a rainbow flag was in New York City, when I was a student at Columbia University. They were displayed outside windows on Christopher Street, close to my apartment in the Village.
Right there on Christopher Street, history was made on June 28, 1969 in what is now known as the Stonewall riots. This was the beginning of mainstream integration of LGBTQ+ people, once on the fringes, into society. By putting their fight for civil rights on the forefront and making the public aware, the long, arduous fight for acceptance began. To this day, and after Orlando, it’s apparent that it continues.
Today, seeing intolerance sweeping our country and seeing the rights of many social minorities threatened is as heartbreaking as it is terrifying. So, these days I look to the rainbow flag as a symbol of inclusion, diversity, as well as symbol of the defense and celebration of such diversity. A symbol for the plight of those who, even now, are sometimes on the fringe of a society that desperately needs to catch up with the times.
- 1 piece of Flatout Flatbread The Original
- 6 teaspoons of fresh Greek yogurt
- 1 spoonful of honey optional
- 1 cup of strawberries sliced
- 1 nectarine peeled, seedless and sliced
- ½ cup of mango peeled, seedless and diced
- 1/3 cup of pineapple peeled and diced
- 1 kiwi peeled and cut in little chunks
- 2 tablespoons of blueberries
- 2 blackberries
- Preheat the oven to 375˚F and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the flatbread in two, so you have two half-moon slices.
- Put the flatbread in the oven, backing for five minutes or until toasted.
- Let it cool and then flip it over so the curve is facing upward.
- Evenly distribute yogurt on each flatbread slice.
- Evenly distribute the fruit, taking note of the color scheme so that you can form a rainbow.
- Serve immediately, so you can enjoy the crunch of the flatbread.