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!
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.
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.
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!