Grilled Fig and Arugula Pizza

Grilled Fig and Arugula Pizza

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 23 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 2 8-inch pizzas
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
2358 Calories
87g Fat
332g Carbs
61g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 2358
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 87g 111%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 2685mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 332g 121%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 630mg 48%
Iron 20mg 110%
Potassium 781mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's an established fact that figs and arugula work really well together. Factor in a nicely grilled pizza crust, and the end result is perfection. Choose a good, sharp cheese to round out the flavor of this dish. You can serve this pizza as the main course or cut into smaller pieces and serve as appetizers. The more rustic this looks, the better.


  • 1 (48-ounce) frozen pizza dough, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 6 fresh figs

  • 1 cup baby arugula

  • 1/2 cup shaved manchego cheese, or Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. 

  3. Cut pizza dough in half. On a floured surface, roll out both pieces into 8-inch circles (or oblong shapes, depending on preference).

  4. Wash, dry and slice the figs in half, lengthwise. Brush cut sides with a little vegetable oil. 

  5. Place dough and figs on the grill. Grill one side of dough only, about 2 minutes, until it starts to brown. Grill figs for 2 to 4 minutes. Watch for burning. Remove crusts and figs. 

  6. Once figs have cooled a bit, cut once more lengthwise. This will allow you to place them onto the crust with a little more ease.

  7. Using a pastry or sauce brush, apply olive oil to the cooked side of the dough, carefully add figs on top.

  8. Place pizza (raw side down) once more onto the grill grate. Close lid and cook for an additional 2 to 4 minutes, or until dough is golden brown and cooked through.

  9. Remove from heat and place onto a large cookie sheet.

  10. Top pizzas with baby arugula, shaved Manchego or Parmesan cheese, and drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinegar. Slice and serve.