Caramelized Red Onion and Fig Pizza

red-onion-fig-pizza Photo: Quentin Bacon


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup dried Mission figs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


1. Preheat oven to 500°F. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in oven.

2. In a sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 12 minutes. Add vinegar, salt and pepper; stir and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to a 10-inch diameter. Remove top sheet of parchment and cover dough evenly with both cheeses, figs, walnuts, half the onions and oregano.

4. Reduce oven to 450°F and transfer pizza (on parchment) to pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake until cheese is golden and crust is crisp, about 12 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 8 wedges and serving.

  • Yield: Yield: 10-inch pizza (serving size: 1/8 of pizza)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 287
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 9g
Carbohydrate per serving: 34g
Fiber per serving: 6g
Cholesterol per serving: 20mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 508mg
Calcium per serving: 70mg

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Adapted with permission from Eating in Color, by Frances Largeman-Roth. Stewart, Tabori & Chang; January 2014.