The more I cook, the more I get tired of cooking with the same old ingredients. Hey, I know what I like. It probably involves peas, lemon, cheese and pasta. Or it’s Mexican food. As I branch out, I’m trying new, bold flavors like goat cheese.
I decided to make this caramelized onion, fig, arugula and goat cheese pizza to broaden my horizons and try something new. It’s actually really delicious – the goat cheese is mild, the fig is delicious and adds a unique flavor and you can never go wrong with pizza dough.
- 12 oz pizza dough
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 3 large dried figs
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 oz arugula
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp semolina flour
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Peel onion and dice, set aside.
- Slice figs into 1/4 inch slices, set aside.
- In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Saute for 43 minutes until golden brown.
- Add brown vinegar and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, set aside.
- Sprinkle the semolina flour onto a sheet pan. Using your hands, shape the pizza dough into a rectangle. “Dock” the dough with the tines of a fork every few inches.
- Place the dough in the oven and par-bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and spread the onions evenly over the pizza dough. Top with figs and crumbled goat cheese. Return to oven band bake 15-20 minutes.
- Top the pizza with arugula. Optional – return the pizza to the oven for 3-5 more minutes.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, slice and serve.
Source: Runner’s World