By Lazygirl Gourmet
I’ve been eating so much pizza since I started working again, it’s not even funny – from lunch & learns, to meetings, to nights when I don’t feel like cooking, pizza seems to be ever so present. The other night though, I decided to make a gourmet pizza at home. I used a ready-made pizza crust, but if you’re feeling extra ambitious, you’re welcome to make the dough yourself. You can also use fresh figs, but I couldn’t find any at my grocery store, so I used dried figs. Lastly, this recipe would also be great with arugula, but I decided to use spinach to make this pizza somewhat healthy. My husband loved it so much, he asked me to make a second one that night.
Pizza with figs, goat cheese, spinach and balsamic glaze
Makes one medium-sized pizza
1 ready-made pizza crust (I used thin crust)
1 Tbsp olive oil
About 6 dried figs, sliced (or about 2 fresh figs)
About 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 cup torn spinach
2 tbsp balsamic glaze
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp basil
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Brush pizza crust with olive oil, and cover with spinach leaves. Add the fig slices and goat cheese (be generous with the cheese). Sprinkle thyme and basil over the pizza, then add salt and pepper to taste. Finally, drizzle with balsamic glaze. Place the pizza in the oven straight on the rack (no cookie sheet). Cook for about 10 minutes, then set the oven to broil, and broil for two minutes or until golden. Enjoy!