Caramelized Red Onion and Fig Pizza

Photo: Quentin Bacon


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

Nutritional Information

Calories 287
Fat 13 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 508 mg
Calcium 70 mg


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.

Frances Largeman-Roth, RD,

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


January 2014
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