Homemade pizza is a big deal here (even though I swear it happens more than once a week sometimes!) This caramelized onion dried fig pizza with feta is a great vegetarian variety and is a sweet alternative to traditional pizza.
The photos and recipe for this caramelized onion dried fig pizza have been updated as of May 21st, 2017!
I love, love, LOVE pizza! How can you go wrong when there are endless topping possibilities?!
Feeling spicy? Go with a jalapeno popper pizza. Feeling standard? Perhaps a BBQ chicken pizza! Or, if you are feeling sweet, go for this pizza topping combination: caramelized onions dried fig pizza with feta, dried cranberries, fresh spinach, and olive oil! This stops my pizza and sweet cravings at the same time! Better yet, I use olive oil as my “sauce,” so no need to cook up a tomato base.
I have changed this topping style over the years. Sometimes I add a balsamic tossed kale, other times I leave out the spinach and use a tomato base instead. But 90% of the time, my pizza features caramelized onions. They are my favourite topping, and even though they take a bit of time to make, I always put in the extra effort.
I would LOVE to add fresh figs to this pizza, but it is an ingredient I never see. I am not even sure if I have tried one before… Nonetheless, you can change up this pizza however you see fit. I don’t exactly measure ingredients, I pour them on.
This caramelized onion dried fig pizza is topped with so many veggies and deliciousness that my husband never misses the meat. I actually do not think we have made a meat pizza in years. And the pizza (including toppings) is super cheap to make! Using your own ingredients allows you to double or even triple the amount you put on the pizza. If you were to order a pizza of this proportion at a local restaurant, you would be paying an arm and a leg. But it is nice to have a treat once in a while.
Yields 1 large pizza
Who doesn't love a pizza covered in fresh vegetables?! A perfect pizza combination for those meatless nights.
10 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
22 minTotal Time
- 1 store-bought or homemade pizza dough
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 batch of caramelized onions
- 2 oz fresh spinach
- 10 dried figs, sliced (about 6 oz)
- 1/2 cup feta cheese (about 5 oz)
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Handful of dried cranberries
- Roll out pizza dough and place onto pizza pan sprinkled with cornmeal.
- Preheat oven to 475F.
- Brush olive oil onto dough. Spread out the onions and top with dried cranberries, spinach, figs, cheddar cheese, and feta cheese.
- Place into oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Allow to cool slightly, slice, and serve!
Your spinach may get a bit crispy, and that is okay! If you are really concerned, you can pre-toss it in some olive oil.