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Monday, September 13, 2010

Grilled Sausage and Fig Pizza

Grilled Sausage and Fig Pizza

Who knew leftovers could be so good? With the purchase of just a couple extra ingredients the previous day's salad was turned into a delicious pizza. I first discovered how delightful figs on pizza can be a couple of years ago and ever since, I've really enjoyed adding interesting fruit to pizzas.

Grilled Sausage and Fig Pizza with Feta

This pizza is really best when you use the toppings sparingly unlike the pictures above. The first one I made was a bit too heavy because I really loaded the ingredients on, but the second pizza came out just right. I was also thrilled that I was able to make the pizza on my grill pan since my oven has been moody lately (probably from lack of use this summer).

Grilled Sausage and Fig Pizza



Grilled Sausage and Fig Pizza
(Adapted from Bon Appetit, August 2010)

Makes 2 pizzas

1 pound fresh pizza dough (I used whole wheat)
4-5 tablespoons Pomegranate-Cumin dressing
1 cup coarsely grated Fontina cheese
Mixed greens or arugula
2 grilled sausages, sliced 1/4-inch thick
6-8 figs, quartered
2 thin red onion slices, rings separated
Crumbled feta or goat cheese (optional)


Preheat a barbecue or grill pan over medium high heat. Halve the dough and roll each round into desired thinness. Brush the tops of the dough with some of the dressing.


Grill pizzas, seasoned side down until golden brown on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn the pizzas over. Top with the Fontina, greens, sausages, figs and red onion slices. Drizzle with more dressing. Cover and grill until the Fontina melts, about another 4 minutes. Top with feta or goat cheese if desired and cook for another minute or until the cheese softens.


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18 comments:

notyet100 said...

yummy combo of th topping,..

esdelope said...

Stop! That looks positively epic!

Becca

vanillasugar said...

wow pile on the toppings! i love it girl. one slice, no two slices is a meal and i'm good to go!

Joanne said...

I made a vegetarian fig pizza recently that absolutely rocked my world. I am SO going to try this! Sweet and salty heaven.

Erica said...

Way to create a new meal with your leftovers! And again- those onions look fantastic!

Gaby said...

delicious!!! I'll take 2 please :)

M. said...

such gorgeous toppings, I like your leftovers ;)

Diana said...

I love that you made pizza out of leftover ingredients from a salad.

That's my girl!

People can't subsist on salad alone, you know... ;)

Anna A. said...

yum yum yum! i love sausage and figs and pizza oh boy, do you deliver?

Maven said...

That just looks so good. I have never cooked with figs and need to take myself to this next level :-) Beautiful picutres and blog!

Joy said...

Ohhhhhh, I love that combo. That looks great.

Maria said...

I love the figs on there!

Holly said...

This pizza looks absolutely divine!!! I have got to try figs!! Its on my list;)

Shannon said...

tell me you at more than that one little slice--i would've had a hard time not finishing the whole thing :)

Rebecca said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE FIGS! And I love your blog! Can't wait to look at your past recipes :) - Your newest follower!

Chef Fresco said...

Creative and great use of figs! We're always looking for new pizza ideas. Thanks!

Junglefrog said...

Great idea to use figs on pizza topping and it looks absolutely delicious with the grilled sausage too...

Sophia said...

I've seen so many recipes lately for pizzas! So far, I think yours must be the best! The other one I really like is Mexican Pizza. What do you think? Thanks again for sharing this delicious pizza recipe!