We’ve been SO good that I think it’s time for a treat. But this is still a perfectly healthy choice if done the right way. And is a GREAT summer dinner, snack or entertaining food. It is particularly impressive when made on the Bar B que.
Let’s start with our old pizza dough recipe from before ( click here to see it ).
But if you don’t have the time or inclination to go to the trouble of making your own dough ( this time) then you could use a good quality whole wheat pita bread or a plain ol wheat tortilla, but would work just fine.
So once you have your base of choice, start by schmearing it with some caramelized onion or home made onion jam ( we’ll tackle that project another time).
Caramelized onions are super easy. Slice up a good size onion into thinly sliced rounds or nice big thin slices. Pot em in a frying pan with some olive oil and cook until they get sweaty and limp looking. At this point you can turn down the heat and just keep cooking slowly till they get brown and goopy. OR you can cheat and give them a shot of soya sauce or Worcestershire sauce or a good shot of brown balsamic vinegar which will give them a nice brown colour and a bit of sweetness.
So after the caramelized onions we’re going to add the beautiful Black Mission Figs ( click here to read about them)
Slice them into let’s say 8ths, thin enough but not too thin. Add them to your pizza. Next we will crumble some good quality blue cheese just to give them that tangy bite against the sweetness of the onions and figs. Then sprinkle with a few pine nuts or chopped raw walnuts and you are DONE.
Simple yet elegant.
Pop them in the oven or onto the bar b que and bake them until the crust crisps up and the cheese melts just a little.
For a little added taste and nutrition, just before serving hit them with a little baby arugula.
These make a great starter at your party or served with a side salad a nice light summer supper.