So Easy To Make: Caramelized Onion and Fig Pita Pizzas

Skip the pepperoni and triple cheese. Up your pizza game by choosing unexpected ingredients, like fig and chèvre.

Patience is a virtue; deprivation is not. While caramelized onions may take time to reach their perfectly sweet, candy-like state, they’re always worth the wait – especially as the base for a fresh fig pizza. These personal pies start with fibre-rich whole wheat pitas dotted with tangy chèvre and a generous scattering of thinly sliced ripe figs. Top them with the peppery bite of arugula and you have a meal impressive enough for guests yet simple enough for meatless Monday for one.

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Caramelized Onion and Fig Pita Pizzas
Caramelized Onion and Fig Pita Pizzas
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 10minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
1hour
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Instructions
    Caramelized onions
    1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat.
    2. Add onions and coat them in oil. Let cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes; add balsamic vinegar and rosemary.
    3. Continue to cook until onions reach a caramelized, amber colour, about 10 to 20 minutes more for a total of 40 to 50 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
    Pizza & toppings
    1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
    2. Spread caramelized onions on pita breads and top with figs and crumbled chèvre. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until pita breads are golden brown and cheese has melted slightly.
    3. In a bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar and olive oil; add salt and pepper. Toss gently with arugula.
    4. Sprinkle dressed greens over pita pizzas. Slice into wedges and serve.
    Recipe Notes

    Nutrients per serving: 391 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 39 g carbohydrates (5 g fibre), 20 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 8 g protein

    Originally Published in Best Health Canada