Most of us don't get enough fresh fruits, vegetables or whole grains in our diets. Recipes like this one help you brighten up your plate in a fun, easy way. For more great ideas on making delicious pizza at home, check out these eight tips from Food & Nutrition.
Makes one 10-inch pizza
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound whole-wheat, room-temperature pizza dough
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- ½ cup chopped dried mission figs
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Preheat oven to 500°F. Place a pizza stone or rimmed baking sheet in the oven.
- In a sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 12 minutes, until translucent. Add vinegar, salt and pepper and stir, cooking for more 5 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.
- Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to a diameter of 10 inches. Remove top sheet of parchment paper and cover dough evenly with cheeses, figs, walnuts, onions and oregano.
- Reduce oven temperature to 450°F and transfer the pizza, on parchment paper, to the pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, until cheese is golden and crust is crisp. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 8 wedges and serving.
Note: If you have sensitive eyes like mine, try putting the red onion in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.