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Fig and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

by flavorthemoments on August 29, 2013

fig and arugula flatbread pizza

Fig and Arugula Flatbread Pizza is fresh figs, arugula, and mozzarella cheese atop a flatbread crust.  Top it with balsamic glaze fresh out of the oven, and this is one satisfying, flavorful meal that’s ready in 10 minutes!

fig and arugula flatbread pizza

Have you ever eaten a fresh fig??  Up until 5 years ago, I’d never had one.  My grandmother got me hooked on them right before she passed away.  She bought some at the store and offered me some.  I was skeptical…I’d never had fig outside of a Fig Newton.  They were large and soft, and they just looked plain strange to me.  I tried one and it was a very unique experience.  I wasn’t sure about it at first, but once I got started eating them, I couldn’t stop.  Thanks to my Granny for introducing me to these little gems.  I think about her every time I eat them, and I wish she were here to share them with me.  :smile:

fig and arugula flatbread pizza

 

Last year I made my Roasted Fig and Arugula Salad, and it was utterly delicious!  Please ignore the not-so-terrific photo.  Syrupy figs with that spicy arugula are an absolute match made in heaven.  On my recent trip to Boston, I experienced a flatbread pizza at Russell Tavern in Cambridge that was to die for.  Of course it was fig and arugula, but it also had sweet garlic.  I couldn’t wait to get home and recreate it.  My version is fresh figs instead of dried, and of course, I drizzled balsamic glaze over the top.  Balsamic glaze makes everything just that….over the top!  I adore it.

fig and arugula flatbread pizza

I didn’t make my own flatbread, but really, who has time for that on any given day?  One day I’d like to set aside time to make my own, but this time I used store bought.  I wanted to include roasted garlic and prosciutto, but had no time to get to the store.  This flatbread didn’t suffer for it — it was delicious in every way.  It takes minutes to assemble the flatbreads and 10 minutes to bake.  Now that’s a quick, delicious meal that nobody is going to complain about!

fig and arugula flatbread pizza

Fig and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

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Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Varies

1 flatbread per person

Fig and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

Fig and Arugula Flatbread Pizza is fresh figs, arugula, and mozzarella cheese atop a flatbread crust. Top it with balsamic glaze fresh out of the oven, and this is one satisfying, flavorful meal that's ready in 10 minutes!

Ingredients

(1) package of store bought flatbread (I used Smart & Delicious brand)

Extra virgin olive oil

Mozzarella cheese, grated

Black Mission figs, stems removed and sliced width-wise (1-2 figs per flatbread)

Fresh arugula

Balsamic glaze, for drizzling

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the flatbread(s) on a baking sheet. Lightly brush the olive oil on each of the flatbreads. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of the grated mozzarella on each flatbread. Place the desired amount of arugula over the mozzarella, and sprinkle with about 1/4 cup more of cheese. Place the sliced fig over the second layer of cheese. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze, slice, and serve!

Notes

Arugula can be substituted for fresh spinach.

Add roasted garlic and prosciutto for a savory twist!

Recipe by Flavor the Moments.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Consuelo @ Honey & Figs August 30, 2013 at 12:23 am

Balsamic gaze and figs have to be two of my favourite things ever. I can’t wait to get my hands on some ripe figs and try it, I’m sure it’s superb with prosciutto or serrano ham too! :-)

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

Serrano ham would be excellent too! Haves great weekend, Consuelo!

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Jamie@Milk N Cookies August 30, 2013 at 4:03 am

Yum! I’ve been whipping up fig desserts, but haven’t yet tried figs in any savory recipes. I imagine that the sweetness from the figs must contrast nicely with the peppery arugula flavor. This is a great flavor combo.

And I’m with you on the wonders of fresh figs. This summer is the first time that I’ve had fresh figs, and I’m sorry I missed out for so long!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 8:19 am

I’m sorry I missed out on figs for so long, but I’m making up for lost time! Haves great weekend, Jamie!

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Ashley August 30, 2013 at 4:11 am

I’ve been seeing all the fresh figs at the store lately and yet haven’t bought any! I really need to get some. This flatbread sounds wonderful – and I agree about the balsamic glaze. I’m so hooked on that stuff right now … happy weekend!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 8:17 am

I’ve been popping figs like there’s no tomorrow! You have a great weekend, too!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes August 30, 2013 at 9:40 am

My father in law is obsessed with figs..he’d love this!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

Yes, sounds like he would! :)

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Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour August 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

Flatbread pizza is my favorite! Love that this meal is so quick and easy too!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

It sure is quick and easy, and it feels special, too.

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Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

Love your combination of mozzarella and figs! I dont think I would have thought of combining the two – Great job!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

My pizza was inspired by a pizza I had at a restaurant. I’m not sure I would’ve thought of it either, but when I saw it on the menu I knew I had to have it!

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking August 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

I love the peppery arugula with the earthy fresh figs – what a great combination and a unique pizza! Love it!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I find myself craving this almost every day! I’m seeing a lot of digs in my future.

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Liz August 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm

The whole combination of flavors sound awesome Marcie!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Thanks Liz! Have a great weekend!

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Monet August 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I too remember the first fig I tried…heavenly! And this flatbread looks like it could easily become one of my favorite meals. Thank you for sharing Marcie!

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Figs are just that — heavenly! I am certainly hooked on this flavor combination. Have a great weekend, Monet!

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Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen August 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I’m always wondering what to make with figs and now I know! Looks so good. How sweet that figs bring back memories of your grandmother.

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm

This really is a great flavor combo! I’ll be my grandmother would’ve loved this.

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Ash-foodfashionparty August 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Interesting, never used figs on a flatbread…must try this.

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flavorthemoments August 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I hope you do try it — figs are now my favorite pizza topping!

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks September 3, 2013 at 4:41 am

We had a fig tree in our yard in the house I grew up in. Some of my family members would make fig preserves! Now I haven’t had figs in quite some time but I guess I should try some again, right?!

Lovely pizza! Pinning and sharing on FB, Twitter and G+. Have a wonderful day, Marcie!

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flavorthemoments September 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

Fig preserves sound delicious — I need to do that! Thanks for the pin, and have a great day Julie!

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Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life September 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

For the longest time, I had never had a fig other than a Fig Newton too!! ;) This wonderful world of baking has definitely helped me to think and create things I never even considered before! This pizza sounds ammmmazing!!

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flavorthemoments September 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

Thanks, Jocelyn! I’m going fig crazy right now!

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