Delicious Fig and Arugula Pizza

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This delicious fig and arugula pizza has the perfect mix of flavors for a wonderful meal or serve as an appetizer.

This delicious fig and arugula pizza has the perfect mix of flavors for a wonderful meal or serve as an appetizer.

Scattered across the pizza are juicy fig slices, their sweetness contrasting beautifully with creamy goat cheese. Arugula, with its peppery bite, adds a fresh, unexpected touch.

This isn’t your ordinary pizza – it’s a symphony of sweet, savory, and peppery flavors, all coming together in perfect harmony. This gourmet pizza is surprisingly easy to make at home, bringing a taste of elegance to your next pizza night.

Figs are one of my favorite fruits to eat. About ten years ago, I had a pizza in Washington, DC with figs. This pizza had the best combination of flavors. I set out to create my own version of that pizza. Figs are naturally sweet and have a rich texture. Arugula, on the other hand, brings a peppery bite. Together this combination creates a delightful contrast in each bite, keeping things interesting for your taste buds.

Delicious Fig an Arugula Pizza

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What kind of figs do you put on pizza? You would use fresh figs that are in season. The fresh figs are thinly sliced. Figs are placed on top of the pizza. The pizza is placed in the oven and baked.

Early September we can find fresh figs in our grocery store. Fortunately for me, my best friend, Colleen, has a fig tree in her yard. It produces an abundance of tasty figs. She brought me some fresh figs to me.

Does the Arugula go on before or after you bake the pizza? Arugula is added to the pizza after it has been taken out of the oven. It gives the pizza a wonderful savory peppery taste.

What else goes on the pizza? Goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, fresh crisp arugula, caramelized onions, walnuts, honey, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sometimes I will add prosciutto or add pears when figs are out of season.

Delicious Fig an Arugula Pizza

Delicious Fig and Arugula Pizza

This delicious fig and goat cheese pizza with caramelized onion, walnuts, fresh mozzarella cheese with the honey-balsamic glaze tastes amazing. You will enjoy the savory taste and texture from the fresh figs with the goat cheese along with peppery taste of arugula .
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 People

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8" diameter homemade (pre-made) pizza crust
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese
  • 6 Fresh Figs
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Arugula
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion (medium) Drizzle of olive oil in pan
  • 1/4 cup Freshly Grated or Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Parchment Paper Sheet

Instructions
 

  • Over low heat, drizzle a little (1/4 tsp) of olive oil in a medium frying pan. Add thinly sliced sweet onion. Continue to cook until onions are tender and golden. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees or according to the instruction for your pizza crust.
  • Add the homemade pizza crust on a baking sheet with brown parchment paper.
  • With a pastry brush, distribute a layer of olive oil over the top of the pizza crust.
  • Spread 4 oz of soften goat cheese over the pizza crust.
  • Add the caramelized onions on top of the layer of goat cheese.
  • Add shredded mozzarella cheese over the onions.
  • Wash and dry your fresh figs. Slice them in thirds (or thin slices).
  • Place the figs over the cheese.
  • Sprinkle walnuts over the pizza.
  • In a small bowl or cup, mix up honey and balsamic vinegar together. Pour this glaze over the figs on the pizza.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Check often to make sure your crust is not getting too brown.
  • Remove from oven and top with fresh arugula.
  • Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Try adding prosciutto or substitute the goat cheese for Gorgonzola cheese. If you cannot find figs in season, sliced pears also works wonderful on this pizza.
Keyword fresh figs, arugula, goat cheese, honey-balsamic glaze

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees or to the temperature as instructed for the pre-made or homemade pizza dough.

Caramelizing Onions

Over low heat, drizzle a little (1/4 tsp) of olive oil in a medium frying pan. Add thinly sliced sweet onion. Continue to cook until the onions are tender and golden. Remove from heat.

Add the homemade pizza crust on a baking sheet with brown parchment paper. With a pastry brush, distribute a layer of olive oil over the top of the pizza crust.

Spread 4 oz of softened goat cheese over the pizza crust. Add the caramelized onions on top of the layer of goat cheese. Add shredded mozzarella cheese over the onions.

Fresh Figs

Wash and dry your fresh figs.

Slice them in thirds (or thin slices). Place the figs over the cheese. Sprinkle walnuts over the pizza.

Delicious Fig and Arugula Pizza with honey-balsamic glaze

In a small bowl or cup, mix up honey and balsamic vinegar together. Pour this glaze over the figs on the pizza.

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Check often to make sure your crust is not getting too brown.

Remove from oven and top with fresh arugula. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Delicious Fig an Arugula Pizza

Slice and enjoy!

slice delicious fig and arugula pizza

This pizza is a wonderful meal. It is bursting with flavor. You will have to let me know if you make it.

The next time you are craving pizza, forget the usual toppings and embrace the unexpected. A fig and arugula pizza are an explosion of sweet, savory, and peppery flavors on a bed of crust. It’s great as an appetizer with its bursting with savory flavors. It’s a gourmet experience you can create at home, perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself to something special. Let me know if you make it. It’s one of my favorites during fig season!

Have a wonderful day sweet friend.

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7 Comments

  1. This sounds delish, Tammy! I can almost taste the sweetness of the figs with the saltiness of the goat cheese. This would also be good drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Thank you for sharing. Time to shop. ❤️

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