Fig Pizza

I had some chard to use up. Also some figs that I had frozen and were saving for pizza. Perfect. I trolled the web for pizza, figs and chard. A little stinky cheese, and we are all set.

Balsamic chard, fig and gorgonzola pizza

Balsamic Chard:
1 large bunch chard
1 tbs     olive oil
6     cloves garlic, minced
2 tbs    balsamic vinegar
A pinch of salt and lots of pepper

Roll the whole bunch of chard together tightly (leave the stems on – they’re delicious!) and slice into 1/2-inch ribbons. Heat olive oil on medium flame and fry the garlic until fragrant, then add the chard. Cook until completely wilted and dark green, then toss with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

1 C    Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled
12 -15    Fresh figs, sliced
2 tbs     olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Freshly made or prepared pizza crust, enough for 2 crusts

Preheat oven to 500F. Brush crust with olive oil. Grind black pepper over crust. Layer cheese, chard and figs. Bake until cheese melts and crust starts to brown.

Balsamic chard recipe courtesy of

Fig, balsamic chard and blue cheese pizza
Fig, balsamic chard and blue cheese pizza


Ah, my pizza technique is improving.  Managed to get the dough in some places as thin as a cracker.  Didn’t proof it in the oven, definitely less air bubbles. Have to work on making a circle though.  Topped with naturally raised ground beef, mushrooms, pesticide free yellow pepper, mushroom, pesticide free tomato, red onion, sorrel, freshly picked basil, dried oregano and stretchy mozzarella.