In My Kitchen: Fig, Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese & Arugula Pizza

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.

You’ll need:

  • 12 oz pizza dough
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 3 large dried figs
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 oz arugula
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp semolina flour


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Peel onion and dice, set aside.
  3. Slice figs into 1/4 inch slices, set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Add brown vinegar and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, set aside.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the dough in the oven and par-bake for 5 minutes.
  8. 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.
  9. Top the pizza with arugula. Optional – return the pizza to the oven for 3-5 more minutes.
  10. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, slice and serve.

Source: Runner’s World?

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