Fig and Prosciutto Pizza

June 27, 2014

I love pizza, it’s the perfect delivery method for so many delicious combinations of food. This week’s recipe takes advantage of one of my favorites, figs. Figs are high in fiber (for a little over an oz of fruit you get 5g of fiber!) and potassium (which, according to the American Heart Association, can help lower blood pressure).

fig

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 shallot, sliced thin
1 cup figs, sliced into bite- sized pieces
3 oz thin-sliced Prosciutto
3 oz Goat Cheese, crumbled
2 cups arugula
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

A note on pizza dough:
Pizza dough is simple to make, but needs time to rise. If you’ve got the time feel free to make crust from your favorite recipe. If not, most supermarkets will sell pre-made dough or pre-cooked crusts. Crescent roll dough- unrolled in one big sheet- also works as a great alternative.  You can also try bread variations- cauliflower crust anyone?

Directions:

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until lightly browned.

Drizzle your preferred crust with oil and then layer the cooked shallots, fig pieces, prosciutto, and goat cheese crumbles on the crust and cook according to package directions (the crust should be golden). While the pizza is baking, mix the arugula, balsamic, the remaining olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Allow the pizza to cool for a couple of minutes before topping with the dressed arugula. Slice and serve.